by Team Johny Cache, Nic & Anneke B.
N 68º 12.590'  E 014º 25.761' (WGS-84)
Country: Norway
Hidden on: April 13, 2002

The Lofoten cache is hidden near the town of Kabelvåg on Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. From the cache location you'll have a spectacular view of Vågekallen mountain. It's the first cache on the Lofoten Islands.

Over the summer of 2003 the cache was reported stolen by various visitors. In July 2003 Nic and Anneke B. from the Netherlands were so kind to place a new cache container to replace the original stolen one. Thanks, Nic and Anneke for keeping this cache alive!

The new cache is a round plastic container measuring approximately 14 centimeters in diameter. It contains a logbook and pencil (both must remain in the cache) and a Dutch souvenir tile of the 'Zaanse Schans'.

We've hidden the cache while on vacation in Northern Norway, and thus will not be able to regularly check the cache, which is located about 1900 kilometers from our home in the Netherlands! We therefore rely on other visiting geocachers to more or less "maintain" the cache and take good care of it. Please hide the cache again exactly as you found it and cover it well, so that it will not be accidentally discovered by non-geocachers.

Deep snow cover might make it impossible to find the cache, so this might be a summer-only cache. But if you're in the neighbourhood, don't hesitate to give it a try in winter also!

Please take good care of this beautiful area. Except when there's snow, there's no digging needed to find the cache.

If you found the cache, please let us know the condition the cache is in. If you're not going to log your visit on www.geocaching.com (which we do prefer though), please let us know that you found the cache by e-mailing us at jc@jcgeocaching.nl.

Good luck and Happy Hunting!

Additional hints:   Va ubyr haqre ebpxf snpvat cngu. Nccebkvzngryl 1 zrgre qbjauvyy (abegujrfg) bs yvggyr fgenvtug gerr jvgu cvrpr bs oyhr ebcr.

Decryption Key
(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

Latest News

July 2003
Nic and Anneke B. from the Netherlands placed a new cache container at the same spot to replace the original stolen cache. Thanks Nic and Anneke for keeping this cache alive!

Summer 2003
Cache is reported stolen by various visitors. We have no possibility to check the cache ourselves, so we will probably have to archive this cache.

May 16, 2002
The Lofoten Cache gets first visit! Congratulations to Asle and Vanja for being there first! A short e-mail message was sent to Team Johny Cache by mobile phone 5 minutes after they found the cache. The log of Asle and Vanja can be found on the cache page on geocaching.com.

Click here to go to the cache page on www.geocaching.com.

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