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Norway : Nordland

22.4 km (13.9 miles) E of Sommarset, Nordland, Norway
Approx. altitude: 1287 m (4222 ft)
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Antipode: 68°S 163°W

Accuracy: 2.0 km (1.2 mi)
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#2: Noaide from the lake below

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  68°N 17°E (visit #1) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: Noaide from Bjørntoppen

(visited by Peter Scharfenberg)

06-Aug-2002 -- The visit was only partially successful, due to rapid changes of the weather conditions. Similar problems occured the following year (2003). Two photographs were made of the general area which may be helpful for other seekers.

The grid point coordinates (68/17) are located in Norway, ca. 200 m below the top of the norwegian/swedish mountain "Noaide" resp. "Naitetjakka", ca. 500 m north-east of a pointed secondary summit (1408 m), located in Sweden. The photo (a) shows "Noaide" with this smaller peak in the foreground and behind it the broad main summit (about 1500 m) where the boundary stone "Rr251C" can be found.

"Noaide" was photographed on July 29th, 2003 from another summit, the "Bjørntoppen" (1520 m), ca. 6 km southwest of grid point 68/17. Thus the camera looks northeastward over a big glacier named "Ghicce". On the left side of the photo, i. e. in Norway, a glacier lake can be recognized (notice the specific colour). This is the "Noaide javri", where "javri" means lake. The other lake is called "Pauro" or "Bovojavri".

Photo (b) shows "Noaide" as seen from the north-west end of the Noaide lake, the camera looking into south-east direction (ca. 4.5 km from the confluence point. This picture (b) originates from the summer 2002.

Seeking the confluence point (68/17) requires one of the following maps: Norwegian topographic map 1:50000, sheet "Frostisen", i. e. No. 1331 II, Swedish map for hikers 1: 100000, sheet 29GH "Sitasjaure" or sheet BD7 "Sitasjaure-Ritsem". The hiking tour requires a tent and food for at least six days. A weight of less than 25 kg backpack could indicate incompleteness of the equipment.

Experience is a must for those planning this tour -otherwise a guide should be requested, e. g. in the norwegian town Kjöpsvik.


 All pictures
#1: Noaide from Bjørntoppen
#2: Noaide from the lake below
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
The borderline to Sweden is passing about 180 m SE of the Confluence.