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Moskstraumen, Lofoten, Norway

30 June 2004, updated 20 July 2007, edited by Tinu
(Translations: Deutsch)

Moskstraumen is a strong tidal current between the south end of Moskenesøy (Lofotodden) and the island of Mosken.

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In old sea maps it is shown with horrifying illustrations and warnings. It is also mentionned in the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne.

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Mosekenstraumen and Hellsegga
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Moskstraumen as seen from onboard the ferry from Værøy to Moskenes in the light of the evening Sun. View towards northwest.

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The strong currents create strong waves...

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...which make a trip in a rubber dinghy really exciting!

 

 

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