Lille-Raipas. Alta, Troms og Finnmark, Norway.
Lat. 69° 56′ 19″ N
Lon. 23° 21′ 37″ E
Height 286 m
Unesco World Heritage List, Site No. 2
Extension network measurement point of the Struve Geodetic Arc
Map of the area
Sightlines to Elvebakken, Store Raipas, Skoddevarre and Komsa are placed on a map. Visit Struve Geodetic Arc on the Google Maps >
Distances to other points
Elvebakken, Norway, about 4 km.
Store Raipas, Norway, about 4.5km.
Skoddevarre, Norway, about 8 km.
Komsa, Norway, about 6 km.
Lille Raipas was used as a measurement point in an extension network for the Alta baseline.
Existing marks on stones or ground
Originally a cairn over point in bedrock was built. The cairn was replaced later by an iron marker.
The Name information
Name in the “Arc du Méridien de 25º 20′ entre le Danube et la Mer Glaciale mésure depuis 1816 jusqu’en 1855” by F.G.W Struve: LILLE-REIPAS.
Land ownership and zoning
Norwegian state represented by Alta municipality. Norwegian Mapping Authority. The Site is conserved by the Act for Ancient Monuments.
The station point is located on mountain Raipas. It is situated close to Alta.