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It was a lot smaller than I expected! Lots of good information about it in the shelter. We walked... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
liz c
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Interesting to see the starting point of the Struve Geodetic Arc

Easily accessible by car or even by foot from the city, this UNESCO World Heritage listed monument... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

If you are into geography, surveying or history this is a great place to visit. Easy to get to and plenty of parking as well as a very good information board about the project. Highlight of Hammerfest

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

It was a lot smaller than I expected! Lots of good information about it in the shelter. We walked to it from campsite and it wasn't too far but suspect most people drive as there is only enough info to keep you occupied for a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank liz c
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

One of the Hammerfest’s highlights and in the same time historically important point. Just be careful about weather as this monument is near sea...

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PetarBata
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Struve Geodetic arc is the northernmost point of a line which surveyed the shape of plannet earth running approximately along 24 deg east down to the Black sea. The entire line is a world heritage site. It is located in a bit of an...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Clive A
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Easily accessible by car or even by foot from the city, this UNESCO World Heritage listed monument marks the first point of the Geodetic Arc commemorating the attempts to measure the size and shape of the Earth in the the 19th century.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank tarjak4
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The spot is very interesting for people who like to understand how the knowledge of our planet has evolved. Nice site, but poor accommodation. The information is beautiful, but a little bit more "putting in the focus", would be better.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Herman B
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Just a short drive out of town this is an interesting spot to visit, not particularly scenic but part of an important scientific project worth acknowledging.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Struve Geodetic Arc is one of a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea. It is used in the measurement of a meridian.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank PeterB997
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The obelisk in Hammerfest in honour of the mind-blowing work done by people about 200 years ago, who measured a segment of the meridian of the Earth and did it literally with a ruler. Struve chain of survey triangulations passes through 10 countries now, when...More

Date of experience: July 2016
5  Thank Svitlana Z
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Not for everyone, but if you have an interest in the history of science, this site should be on your list. We would have regretted not visiting.

Date of experience: July 2016
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