BM 343A
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Jan S. Krogh's Geosite: Finnish Norwegian border marker 343A

This Finnish-Norwegian border stone number 343A was the first international border marker I ever photographed, around 1985, while I was doing my compulsory military service in East Finnmark county in North Norway. ("Suomi" is the Finnish name of "Finland" in Finnish language.) The top stone of the border marker is a so-called "hearth stone". The marker is located very close to the meeting point of Norwegian road no. 895 and Finnish road no. 970.  Craig Rowland visited the same marker in 2000.

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The Norwegian side of the marker, with the monogram of king Haakon VII of Norway. Finland is behind the marker.

The border marker is located to the left of this photo.

This page was last time updated on 04.03.12