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Kautokeino Traditional Cache

Hidden : 04/01/2002
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The Kautokeino cache is hidden near the Sami (Lapp) village of Kautokeino in Finnmark province in Northern Norway.

The cache is a small tupperware-like container measuring only 11x11x9 centimeters, and is wrapped in a dark-grey plastic bag. The cache originally contained some Dutch souvenirs including a miniature Delfts Blue porcelain clog and windmill, and a pin of Holland.

We've hidden the cache while on vacation in Northern Norway, and thus will not be able to regulary check the cache, which is located about 2100 kilometers from our home in the Netherlands! We therefore rely on other visiting geocachers to more or less "maintain" the cache and take good care of it. Please hide the cache again exactly as you found it and cover it well, so that it will not be accidentally discovered by non-geocachers. Please put the logbook back in the resealable bag. Please leave the logbook, the pencil, the pencil sharpener, and the geocaching card in the cache. All other items can be exchanged for an item of your own.

If you found the cache, please let us know the condition the cache is in. If you're not going to log your visit on (which we do prefer though), please let us know that you found the cache by e-mailing us at

Although there was snow all around at the time we placed the cache, the spot we hid it at was clear. In other winters though a combination of different wind and snow conditions might cover the cache with snow and make it impossible to find. So there might be a chance this is a summer-only cache. But if you're in the neighbourhood, don't hesitate to give this cache a try in winter also!

Good luck and Happy Hunting!

For more information and the latest news on this cache, take a look at Johny Cache's Geocaching Page!

Note on cache maintenance: local geocacher Gardistan from Kautokeino has offered to help with the maintenance of this cache. Thanks, Gardistan!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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