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Finland : Etelä-Suomen lääni

19.9 km (12.4 miles) S of Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 60°S 155°W

Accuracy: 50 m (164 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Helsinki in the north with maximum zoom from the camera. #3: GPS reading as close as we could manage. #4: Marcus at 38 knots. #5: World Heritage Fortress of Suomenlinna situated in front of Helsinki and therefore on our route. #6: Ferry between Helsinki and Tallinn (Seacat) and another between Helsinki and Stockholm (SiljaLine)

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  60°N 25°E (visit #1)  

#1: At the confluence. A ferry between Helsinki and Tallinn is visible.

(visited by Henrik Huhtinen, Sami Johansson and Marcus Engdahl)

03-Jun-2001 -- Returning from a successfull trip to the primary confluence 60N 24E, we called Marcus who missed the trip and he suggested that we try this secondary confluence which is directly south of Helsinki. Fortunately the confluence team accepts the spot.

You can check the pictures for the Helsinki skyline which is visible to the north. The confluence is at the border of a coastal artillery targeting practise firing range, but it is safe to go there when they are not shooting.

We also passed the World Heritage Fortress of Suomenlinna (pic #5) on our way to the confluence.

There is a lot of traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn (the trip is about 80km and costs about $8), so we took pictures of some boats. They are filled with tax-free booze and tobacco carrying people.

When we got back we had loads of gas left (approx. 0,2 litres). The team was glad it didn't take the longer route to the gas station..


 All pictures
#1: At the confluence. A ferry between Helsinki and Tallinn is visible.
#2: Helsinki in the north with maximum zoom from the camera.
#3: GPS reading as close as we could manage.
#4: Marcus at 38 knots.
#5: World Heritage Fortress of Suomenlinna situated in front of Helsinki and therefore on our route.
#6: Ferry between Helsinki and Tallinn (Seacat) and another between Helsinki and Stockholm (SiljaLine)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Sea of Finland, but with a view of land.