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Traditional Geocache

In a crevice among some large rocks ...

A cache by sandra+thorsten Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/26/2015
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache tributes the very first geocache in Iceland, "Go Iceland Go" (GC3A9). It is at the exact historic coordinates, even the hint is still the same, only the surroundings have changed a bit.

In a crevice among some large rocks
by the atlantic ocean in reykjavik.


Probably on March 2nd, 2001 it was placed: the first geocache in Iceland. Because of its GC number you can assume that it has been one of the first 1000 caches worldwide -- of nowadays more than 2,5 millions. It was hidden by SVL & Frogman & Joanna aka sewardvanlee aka Chris Rohner, a cacher from New York. His first cache (at least according to his finds at geocaching.com) he made together with his brother, daughter and childhood friend during a visit to his father in Pennsylvania. No two weeks later he was in Reykjavík at the Atlantic Ocean to hide his first cache outside the U.S., where he already owned six. The first Icelandic cache was a plastic box, about 7,5 x 12,5 x 30 cm.


In the early days of Geocaching the website looked quite different than today ...

It took four months until the first cache was found. The finder was oblomow aka Marc from the Netherlands. Also for him it was a premier: It was his first cache find at all (and the next one shouldn't follow until eight years later)! His log revealed that he hasn't been alone and that the cache was not too difficult to find.

Only one week later the cache was visited again. Feldus, probably a cacher from Denmark, found it together with a drama group consisting of members from Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, The Färoes, Åland and Sápmi. It wasn't only the second find of "Go Iceland Go", but also this finders' second cache find (according to Groundspeak). And he then again was involved in December 2000 in placing Denmark's second cache, under the nickname "Tinka an Friends".

If you read the logs carefully you realise that the third finder didn't really find the cache. But he logged it nevertheless -- as his only find at all --, since he wanted to place a travel bug in Iceland with as many kilometres as possible. But since he wasn't at the cache, he placed it at a bus stop. Since then the travel bug is vanished without a trace ...

About one week later, after one real last find, there were first signs the cache had disappeared. Several DNFs followed. After a year a "Should Be Archived" (today "Needs Archived") was logged, which one week later, on July 15th, 2002, made the owner archive the cache. His offer to reactivate it if a new owner could be found, wasn't taken up.


Harpa – The Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Three years later, in 2005, the draft by the Danish architectural office Henning Larsen in cooperation with the Icelandic architectural office Batteríið won the competition for building the concert and congress hall in immediate vicinity to the cache. In 2007 the construction works began and, after some delays according to the financial crisis, was finished and opened in 2011. "Harpa – Tónlistar- og ráðstefnuhúsið í Reykjavík" houses today a big concert hall with 1800 seats and three smaller music rooms as well as a conference centre. It is the home of the Iceland Symphonic Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera. Not least because of the frontage design by artist Olafur Eliasson Harpa today is an architectonic attraction, that has received numerous awards and prizes and represents a new landmark in Reykjavík.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va n perivpr nzbat fbzr ynetr ebpxf ol gur ngynagvp bprna va erlxwnivx.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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