Struve Geodetic Arc, Hammerfest

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  • Easily accessible by car or even by foot from the city, this UNESCO World Heritage listed monument marks the first point of the Geodetic Arc commemorating the attempts to measure the size and shape of...  more »
  • The spot is very interesting for people who like to understand how the knowledge of our planet has evolved. Nice site, but poor accommodation. The information is beautiful, but a little bit more "putt...  more »
  • For geodesists as interesting as for geocachers: The Struve arc runs from Hammerfest in the North after Ismail on the Black Sea in the South. The northernmost point of the measurement was marked by a monument dedicated to the brilliant geodesists Struve. The arch spans 2.821 853 kilometres and 10 States. In total, 34 points are preserved. The Struve arc is today a UNESCO World Heritage.
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