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Lofoten Traditional Cache

Hidden : 04/13/2002
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The Lofoten cache is hidden near the town of Kabelvåg on Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. From the cache location you'll have a spectacular view of Vågekallen mountain. It's the first cache on the Lofoten Islands.

Over the summer of 2003 the cache was reported stolen by various visitors. In July 2003 Nic and Anneke B. from the Netherlands were so kind to place a new cache container to replace the original stolen one. Thanks, Nic and Anneke for keeping this cache alive!

The new cache is a round plastic container measuring approximately 14 centimeters in diameter. It contains a logbook and pencil (both must remain in the cache) and a Dutch souvenir tile of the 'Zaanse Schans'.

We've hidden the cache while on vacation in Northern Norway, and thus will not be able to regularly check the cache, which is located about 1900 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.

Deep snow cover might make it impossible to find the cache, so this might be a summer-only cache. But if you're in the neighbourhood, don't hesitate to give it a try in winter also!

Please take good care of this beautiful area. Except when there's snow, there's no digging needed to find the cache.

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

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 Bonsak has offered to help with the maintenance of this cache. Thanks, Bonsak!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)