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One of the Hammerfest’s highlights and in the same time historically important point. Just be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PetarBata
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Belgrade, Serbia
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An incredible historic survey of the earth

The Struve Geodetic arc is the northernmost point of a line which surveyed the shape of plannet... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Clive A
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Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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Fuglenes, Hammerfest, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

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Reviewed November 8, 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

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Reviewed July 31, 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.

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Reviewed July 20, 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.

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Reviewed March 1, 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.

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Reviewed September 25, 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.

1  Thank Peter B
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Reviewed August 2, 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

3  Thank Svitlana Z
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Reviewed July 24, 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.

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

Located outside of city center, is a good panoramic point on the fjord. Close to the struve there is a comprehensive explanation of the measurement campaign done more than 100 year ago to find earth radius. I advice to visit also the cannon field, located...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2016

We didnt even know about the history attached to this memorial and celebration of its amazing scientific contributions. Amazing and well worth a visit.

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