Luvddiidčohkka, Norway

Sep 21, 2021 | World Heritage Site


Luvddiidčohkka / Lodiken.  Kautokeino, Troms og Finnmark, Norway.


Lat. 69° 39′ 52″ N
Lon. 23° 36′ 8″E
Height 639 m


Unesco World Heritage List, Site No. 3

Measurement point of the Struve Geodetic Arc No. 10

 Main station point

View from Lille Raipas (Norway) to Haldde (Norway). Lille Raipas is a World Heritage Site, Hadde is a station point in the Struve Geodetic Arc.

Distances to other points

Nuhpealáš 27,5 km

Caravárri 44,5 km

Ávjovárri 29 km

Halde 40 km

Vardfjellet 54 km

Existing marks on stones or ground

Cairn over point in bedrock. The small cairn on a flat summit of the hill Lodiken is situated about three kilometers southeast of the old road leading from Alta to Kautokeino near lake Holgajávri. Other lakes nearby: Áksojávri nad Bajimus Goastejávri.

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: LOHDIZHJOKKI.


Land ownership and zoning

Norwegian state represented by Kautokeino municipality. Norwegian Mapping Authority.The Site is conserved by the Act for Ancient Monuments.



Luvddiidčohkka / Lodiken station point resides in a remote spot. It is not recommended to visit earlier than the 1st of June. The nearest road, an old winter road from Alta to Kautokeino (Gargiaveien), runs at a distance of about 3 km from the mountain. It is not recommended to drive by a regular car on the old gravel road to the nearest point. The road is narrow and in poor condition.



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