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Iceland

16.9 km (10.5 miles) S of Staður, Vestur-Húnavatnssýsla, Iceland
Approx. altitude: 290 m (951 ft)
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Antipode: 65°S 159°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Photo of the GPS #3: Photo of the North #4: Photo of the East #5: Photo of the South #6: Photo of the West #7: Shit happens! #8: Photo of the group on the spot #9: Many rivers to cross

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  65°N 21°W (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: Photo of confluence spot

(visited by Arngrimur Magnusson, Tomas Tomasson and Vidar Thorsteinsson)

14-Mar-2004 -- On this day three employees of Decode Genetics decided to make an attempt to visit the previously unvisited confluence of 65N, 21W.

We parked the car by the Highway 1, at about the peek of Holtavörðuheiði to walk the 3 km distance to the confluence.

For most of the distance the land is a wet moor, heavily tussocked so it is not the easiest walk. Additionally there are fences to cross and one river; Hrútafjarðará. The river is in a canyon that we had to climb and then we had to wade over the river.

One of us had his fishing waders with him but the two others had to do it bare legged.

The water is just above the knees and it is cold at this time of the year. (Actually it does not get so much warmer during the summer)

When we got up from the canyon again, the last 400m were an easy walk. The land across the river is a much drier heath land and the confluence is about 100m from a very prominent mound or protrusion in the landscape.

We were back at the car after three hours.


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#1: Photo of confluence spot
#2: Photo of the GPS
#3: Photo of the North
#4: Photo of the East
#5: Photo of the South
#6: Photo of the West
#7: Shit happens!
#8: Photo of the group on the spot
#9: Many rivers to cross
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