The Maelstrom

The Maelstrom on a clear day. The islands of Mosken and Værøy can be seen in the distance.

(Both photos: Robert Walker)

The Maelstrom (Moskstraumen) has been described by Edgar Alan Poe, Jules Verne and a number of other writers and historians. There are large seabird colonies on the skerries between the islands of Moskenes°y and Mosken.

This ancient map gives us some idea of how dangerous people considered the Maelstrom to be.

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