the Degree Confluence Project


3.8 km (2.4 miles) NNE of Lillfjäten, Dalarna, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 682 m (2237 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 62°S 167°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)

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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS #7: Visitors #8: Barrier #9: Track  Followed #10: Mushrooms #11: Return Route

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  62°N 13°E (visit #6)  

#1: Overview

(visited by Karl Bryk and Heidi Peschl)

10-Aug-2021 -- This is the sixth of 10 CP visits made during a 2 week trip to Sweden.

The previous is N63 E15.

The next is N62 E14.

A full 3 days had passed since our last CP. I would appear that we had been quite lazy with regard to confluence points. However this was not the case. A couple of days before we had tried to reach N63 E14. This involved 30km on gravel and rough roads that were getting worse and worse before, with 20km still to go, I decided to give up. Our speed at the time was 20km/h maximum (in sympathy with the hire car) so it would involve an hour driving each way and the 30km back which we had already done. The plan was to return sometime in the future with an off road vehichle or with a mountain bike and do the trip by bike.

Then we decided to try to get to N63 E13. We knew this would involve quite a hike (14km) each way but decided, depending on the weather, to maybe try it. After leaving our campsite and around 15km on asphalt roads we came to a fast-ish (70 km/h) gravel road. With the trauma of the gravel and forest roads from the day before in my mind, I stopped and asked a local Swede who happened to be coming out of his house how long the gravel road was:

'5 mil'

'50km ?'


'That is normal for you ?'


We gave up and headed for N62 E13 !!

With hindsight this was lucky for us. Subsequently researching the route to N63 E13 in more detail, it looks like we would have to hike about 14km towards Lunndörrstugan, turn off the trail and walk approximately 5km to the CP. Doable but that would have depended on the weather, terrain, etc. Maybe next time as a 2 day hike.

A few hours later (14:30) we arrived at a barrier (N61.99683 E12.98155) about 1km as the crow flies from the CP. The route we took followed a track North-East before heading South to the CP. Relatively easy terrain, slightly up up hill.

The usual photos were taken and we took the steep direct route back to the car.

 All pictures
#1: Overview
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: Visitors
#8: Barrier
#9: Track Followed
#10: Mushrooms
#11: Return Route
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