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Mosken - Things to Know Before Visiting

Mosken, Værøy Municipality, Norway


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About Mosken

Mosken is a small uninhabited rocky island in Værøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The 1.5-square-kilometer island is located in the Lofoten archipelago about halfway between the islands of Værøya to the south and Moskenesøya to the north. The Moskenstraumen maelstrom—one of the most powerful in the world—is located on the north side of the island of Mosken. Historically, the island was used for grazing sheep in both the summer and the winter.

Attractions Near Mosken

Lierne nasjonalpark
Lierne nasjonalpark384.22km from Mosken

The National Park is mostly made up of lowland areas, with the exception of the Hestkjølen massif with peaks as high as 1300 masl. There are some marshland and forested areas also. The landscape in the park is one large exhibition of how the ice age changed and affected the area thousands of years ago. It is unique in Norway with thick moraine deposits, many different types of soil, rogen moraine, drumlins and more.

Stiklestad Nasjonale Kultursenter

tiklestad National Cultural Center, abbreviated SNK, is a museum at Stiklestad in Verdal in Nord-Trøndelag. It is a national hub institution with special responsibility for disseminating knowledge about Olav the Holy, the Battle of Stiklestad, and the part of Norwegian history that is linked to the events at the site.

Munkeby kloster
Munkeby kloster451.07km from Mosken

The monastery ruins are in a remote and peaceful location, which is typical of Cistercian monasteries. The only part of the monastery that is still visible today is the church, which was built from stone. The monastery was probably established by English monks during the last half of the 12th century. Munkeby was one of four Cistercian monasteries in Norway in the Middle Ages.

The Falstad Centre
The Falstad Centre457.76km from Mosken

The Falstadsenteret in Levanger is a museum, war memorial, and human rights center.In addition to permanent and temporary exhibitions, there is a huge collection of photos from WW II and the initial period after the liberation.

Tarva464.51km from Mosken

The Tarva islands are an archipelago in the municipality of Ørland in Trøndelag county, Norway. The largest and only populated island is Husøya and the other larger islands are Været and Karlsøya. There are also many smaller surrounding islets and skerries. The islands are located about 8 kilometers west of the village of Nes on the mainland in Bjugn. Tarva is connected to the mainland via the Dybfest–Tarva Ferry.

Austrått Fort
Austrått Fort469.96km from Mosken

Austrått Fort is a massive fortification with a five-storey cannon tower. The fortress was built by the occupying German forces during World War 2, and the battery was originally on board the battleship Gneisenau.

Where is Mosken

Discover More Attractions in Nordland, Where Mosken Is Located

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Nordland is located along the northwestern coast of the Scandinavian peninsula in Northern Norway. Summers have non-stop daylight while during the darker season there is a frequent display of aurora borealis.