Jan S. Krogh's
Geosite: NO/SE Boundary Marker 259
"Ivarsten" Turning Point
Border Treaty of the Norwegian-Swedish boundary was signed on 21 Sep
(Swedish date [Julian calendar]) OR on 2 Oct (Norwegian date [Gregorian
calendar]) 1751 and ratified by both nations later the same year. The
delimitation for this are reads (in Norwegian language): "Siden L i n e a r e c t a til Joxetiok og derfra til
Skarjahegorri i Dorriswag, hvorfra følges den Norske Linie til Saulotiok
paa Berget Nord Saulo og saa til den Norske Punct i Stendalen ved den Østre
Ende af Østre Lomi Vand, som er beliggende derimellem og Pieska eller
Pithajauri, Siden til Nordre Suljetielma, derfra til Olmajallogeikna,
Tulpageikna, Geutilis, Hurri, Sautas eller Tiokolis, Tiorro, Letnawardo,
Pernitjok, Pauda, Stor-Rida Tioki, Mærfas, Vestre Jova Tiorra, og Ivarsten;"
Therefore we know the point is on this stone.
exact turning point on the stone is according to Mr Trond Eilev Espelund
at the Border Office in the Norwegian Mapping Authority, the middle point
of this cross located between the Norwegian and the Swedish Kings'
monograms. Recently it was drilled a hole exactly in the cross, so the
point is now in the air.
turning point is in the middle of the hole opening. The turning point is
about 250°, so only a very small part of the stone (if any) is on
Norwegian side of the border.
of the stone area (towards south-southwest). A and B are the nearest
middle markers to the Ivar's Stone. In this not very accurate photo, it looks like the border turns at the borderpoint without touching the stone. It is necessary to do site surveys to determine if this is
a correct assumption. If so, both royal monograms are actually located in
official desciption of the border stone also seems implying that the
boundary line actually does not need to have any physical contact with the
border marker. 1, 2)
document from the 1984-87 border inspection, Lantmäteriverket
Gustafsson: Riksgränshistoria ocg gränsöversyner – Från
Svinesund till Haparanda (pp. 182-183), Läntmäteriet Kartförlaget
1995, ISBN 91588 6013-4.