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Langanes

A cache by Ytralon Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/03/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Langanes peninsula stretches nearly 40 km north east into the ocean, ending in the narrow point Fontur. Until the mid 20th century nearly all of Langanes was inhabited. Gradually, however, the farms in the outlying part of the peninsula have been deserted and the settlement has moved to Þórshöfn and vicinity. Life in Þórshöfn moves in rhythm with the tides. Here you will find all basic services and a great place to stay a while and explore the surroundings.
Langanes is a veritable outdoor paradise teeming with birdlife, great for nature study and hiking as well as some tangible history. A trip to the outlying peninsula is an unforgettable adventure, passing remnants of ancient farms and more recently deserted buildings like Skoruvík. Below Skoruvík cliffs is Stórikarl rock column, one of Iceland's largest gannet colonies. Way out on the eastern shore stood village Skálar from 1910-1946. The entire Langanes route can be traversed by car by cautious driving, although inquiries should be made before setting off. A splendid view of Langanes and surroundings may be enjoyed from Heiðarfjall mountain.
For this cache a 4x4 vehicle is needed.
The microcache is hidden at the following coordinates:
N 66° 15.(E*F*F)-(A*B*C)+60
W 15° 10.(E*B)-(D*F)
When you have found the cache, you can visit Ytra Lón and have a cup of coffee or tea.
Ytra Lón is also a hostel, so you can stay there for the night.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Whfg nobir lbhe urnq

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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