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Norway : Nordland

0.7 km (0.4 miles) W of Kjerkefjord, Moskenesøya (Island), Lofoten, Nordland, Norway
Approx. altitude: 199 m (652 ft)
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Antipode: 68°S 167°W

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#2: Confluence Point, view from the east #3: View to the south on Kjerkfjord and Reine in the background #4: Starting point for the hiking trip on Selfjorden #5: View from the trip to the north and the island Flakstadøya #6: Daniel in the confluence area with the huge sand beach in the background #7: View from the ridge above Reine. The confluence is located in the saddle point above the end of Kjerkfjorden.

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  68°N 13°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: Confluence Point, view from the south

(visited by Daniel Zwick)

10-Aug-2003 -- On a cycling trip through Norway, I went out of the mainland over the islands of Vesteralen and Lofoten. On almost the last island out in the ocean on Moskenesøya, I started for a long mountain hike from the end of the road along Selfjorden.

After a quite steep walk up the mountain, I reached a first ridge with a fantastic view over Vestfjorden. The weather was perfect, sunny and warm day so I could easily see the mountains of the mainland. Following the path along a steep meadow, arriving on the next ridge 400 meters above sealevel, you finally get a view down in a small valley where the confluence point is located!

The way down is difficult and on some parts very slippery with wet grass. I was glad that the weather was dry so I arrived without problems down in the area of the confluence point. Unfortunately I don't have a GPS so I couldn't locate the point exactly, my only help was a hiking map in 1:100'000.

The area is fantastically quiet, out in the nature without streets or buildings and not very frequented because it's not easy to reach. Another way to visit this confluence point is with the fjordboat from Reine to Kjerkfjord and a walk over the mountain, a ridge about 200 meters over sealevel. The confluence point itself in the valley is almost on sealevel, you pass it on the way to the western outside of the island, the abandoned settlement Horseid. What you find is a huge and fabulous sand beach, more then one kilometer deep into the valley, where it ends into the ocean.

I took the same way back, first over the steep 400 meter ridge, then along the sloping meadow and finally back to Selfjorden where I pitched up my tent in the morning. I was back after a long eight hours trip, sunny day, warm temperatures - so all in all a fantastic day in a beautiful landscape !

Scandinavian coordinator's note: Daniel did not find the exact spot, but during his trip up the saddle to take photo #3 (of Kjerkfjorden), he must have passed within 100m of the point.


 All pictures
#1: Confluence Point, view from the south
#2: Confluence Point, view from the east
#3: View to the south on Kjerkfjord and Reine in the background
#4: Starting point for the hiking trip on Selfjorden
#5: View from the trip to the north and the island Flakstadøya
#6: Daniel in the confluence area with the huge sand beach in the background
#7: View from the ridge above Reine. The confluence is located in the saddle point above the end of Kjerkfjorden.
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