the Degree Confluence Project


2.0 km (1.2 miles) SSE of Hlíð, Norður-Ísafjarðarsýsla, Iceland
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 66°S 157°E

Accuracy: 270 m (885 ft)
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  66°N 23°W (visit #1) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: View west over confluence, 270 m from shore

(visited by Henrik Sunden)

14-Jul-2002 -- This confluence is located in Alftafjördur fjord 270 m west of its the eastern shore. This attempt to reach it was done during a 1402 km cycle tour on north Iceland.

Started from Litlibaer in Skötufjördur at 08:40 in 12C temperature and a light drizzle. The road follows the shore and despite just an 8 km distance as the crow flies, I reached Alftafjördur at noon.

The closest point on the shore is at 65 degrees 59 minutes 54.6 seconds N, 22 degrees 59 minutes 42.8 seconds W, 273 m from the confluence. A rock a few meters to the west is 270 m from the confluence. This was the closest I got. Elevation was zero, of course. The landscape type is a fjord landscape in the low arctic, a few small birches could be seen a bit up in the hill side at a few places. Two whooper swans were seen 300 m to the north (In Icelandic, the fjord's name 'alft' means swan).

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#1: View west over confluence, 270 m from shore
#2: View north
#3: View east
#4: View south
#5: GPS
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About 200 m offshore in the waters of a fjord.