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Grense Jakobselv (Northern Sami: Vuorjánjohka and Finnish: Vuoremijoki) is a small settlement on the Barents Sea at the mouth of the Jakobselva river, in Finnmark, Norway. It lies 54 km by road east of Kirkenes.

The river forms the border with Russia, and there is a small post of the Sør-Varanger garrison of the Norwegian Army, from where border patrols are made. However there is no public border crossing at this point.

In the village there is a stone chapel built in 1869 called King Oscar II's Chapel. The church was built to reinforce Norway's territorial claim to the area, and was named after Oscar II of Sweden and Norway.

Grense Jakobselv is the point in mainland Norway farthest by road from Norway's capital Oslo: 2,465 km by a route entirely within Norway Google maps: Oslo Central Station - E18 (2 km) - Rv190 (5.5 km) - E6 (121 km) - Rv3 (272 km) - E6 (1501 km) - Rv93 (97 km) - Rv92 (97 km) - E6 (316 km) - E105 (9,5 km) - Rv886 (44 km), but about 510 km shorter by a route through Sweden and Finland.

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jejim120 on September 13, 2012

I like this humble and modest looking medieval chapel.

Peter van Lom on September 13, 2012

Thanks jejim, best wishes.

Merz_René on September 17, 2012

Excellent framed, YSL

Kind regards, René

Peter van Lom on September 17, 2012

Thank you René. I appreciate your visit...

Moni Quayle on September 19, 2012

Great place wonderful color super nice picture! I like it a whole lot. LIKE&Fav and best wishes to you

Peter van Lom on September 20, 2012

Thanks Moni, cu!

Giannino NO VIEWS on November 10, 2012

very fine church, amazing color of the sky - L I K E - all the best from Rome - Gianni

Peter van Lom on November 11, 2012

Thanks for visiting, best wishes to you!

Ciacci on November 29, 2012

Bellissima questa chiesetta, LIKE n°18

Peter van Lom on November 30, 2012

Ciacci, thanks for you nice visit, greetings!

Darko Pavlović on December 9, 2012

Beautiful photo.



Peter van Lom on December 10, 2012

Thanks and have a nice week!

Lloret on June 6, 2013

Nice church, good shot, LIKE

Van Wallendael René on June 10, 2013

Very nice church and I like the color of the stones. Like21 Greetings,René

Thanasis Germanos on July 21, 2013

Beautiful photography. LIKE Greetings Thanasis

Johann Hartl on September 16, 2013

Eine interessante Kapelle!

Gruß Hans

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Peter van Lom
    • Camera: DMC-FZ48
    • Taken on 2012/07/31 15:41:37
    • Exposure: 0.006s
    • Focal Length: 9.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100