Gaiziņkalns – the highest hill in Latvia (311,94 m above sea level)

Gaiziņkalns is the highest hill in Latvia. The absolute height of the hill is 311.94 m above sea level, the relative height - 61.6 m, it is 1 km long and 650 m wide.

Gaiziņkalns is surrounded by the nature park “Gaiziņkalns”. The Nature Park is located in Madona region, Vestienas, Bērzaunes and Aronas districts and it covers area of 2026 ha. The nature park “Gaiziņkalns” is located in the territory of protected landscapes "Vestiena".

* Struve Geodetic Arc location “Gaiziņš”

The overall length of the Geodetic Arc is 2,822 km. The Arc crosses 10 countries from Norway to Ukraine. There are 16 Struve Geodetic Arc locations in Latvia and one of them is Mountain “Gaiziņš”. Measurements were made from 1816 to 1855. The Struve Geodetic Arc is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

* Visitors can walk along the 2 km long nature trail that leads over the top of the hill in one direction, and runs along the scenic path of the foothill in the other direction.

Services provided by a guide in Gaiziņkalns and its surroundings:
* Danuta Kiopa, tel. 29453973.
* Sarmīte Rukmane, tel. 20097882.
Address:Kalna Gaiziņi, Bērzaunes pagasts, Madonas novads
GPS:Lat, lon: 56.876478, 25.962823


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