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HGT 15: Vikingen i Vika

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Hidden : 01/25/2019
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1 out of 5
Terrain:
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Når du står her på nullpunktet og ser i retning nord-nordvest, ser du en viking stå på en holme i vannet like nedenfor. Skulpturen er av Tore Hund, og er laget av multikunstneren Geir Samuelsen, som har sitt atelier i det nærmeste bygget til der du står nå. Kunstneren har en sterk interesse for Vikinghistorien. Historien bak skulpturen er at Samuelsen visste at det var en gammel navigasjonsinnretning på holmen som ikke lenger var i bruk, og han søkte Kystverket om han kunne få erstattet den rustne stolpen med noe "friskere". Det var de positive til. Samuelsen hadde et ønske om lage en skulptur av en ung Tore Hund med skjold og spyd. Han kaller dette en siluettskulptur, den er grov i formen. Den er laget av betong med mikrosement ytterst. Den veier 350 kg (!), er cirka 170 cm høy og det krevde 7 menn for å få den på plass. Han synes at Harstad ikke har vært flinke nok til å markere Tore Hunds historie, og med dette har han fått en liten turistattraksjon like nedenfor sitt eget hus. Ved flo sjø er det såvidt man ser noe av skulpturen, da er det nesten bare hodet som stikker opp av vannet.


When you are standing here at ground zero looking north- northwest, you can see a viking standing on a small islet just below. The sculpture is made by Geir Samuelsen, a local multi artist. He has his atelier in the house closest to where you are standing right now. The artist has a strong interest for the history of the Vikings. The story behind the sculpture is that Samuelsen knew there was an old navigational device on the islet that was no longer in use, and he applied to the Norwegian Coastal Administration if he could replace the rusty pole with something "fresher". Which they were positive to do. Samuelsen had a wish to create a sculptur of a your Thorir Hund, with spear and shield. He calls this a silhouette sculpture, with a rough shape. It is made out of concrete, with an exterior of micro cement. The sculpture weighs 350 kg (!), is approximately 170 cm tall and it took 7 men to get it in place on the islet. Samuelsen thinks that the history of the vikings, and Thorir Hund especially, is not properly shown in and around Harstad. With this sculpture he has gotten a small tourist attraction in his own backyard. During high tide the sculpture is barely visible, the head is just seen over the water.


Foto: Geir Samuelsen


Velkommen til HåloGeoTour (GT91)!
Dette er en serie med 40 geocacher plassert i Harstad og omegn. Nyttig informasjon om HålGeoTour kan du finne i HGT 01, som er første cache i denne GeoTour-en. En oversikt over cachene som serien består av kan du finne her: GT91. Her kan du laste ned passet du trenger for å fullføre GeoTour-en (om du ikke allerede har det), du kan se noen bilder, og du finner linker til våre sosiale mediekanaler. Del gjerne din opplevelse med oss i sosiale medier med #halogeotour


Welcome to HåloGeoTour (GT91)!
This is a series of 40 geocaches placed in and around Harstad. Useful information about the HåloGeoTour can be found in HGT 01, which is the first geocache in this GeoTour. An overview of the geocaches this GeoTour consists of can be found here: GT91. At this page you can download the passport you need to complete this GeoTour, you can see some pictures, and find links to our social media channels. We would love to see your experience shared in social media with #halogeotour!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Nor] Xbqr gvy uratryåf: 793
[Eng] Pbqr gb gur cnqybpx: 793

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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