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Location in Nordland
Location Nordland, Norway
Coordinates 67°44′52″N 12°45′08″E / 67.74778°N 12.75222°E / 67.74778; 12.75222Coordinates: 67°44′52″N 12°45′08″E / 67.74778°N 12.75222°E / 67.74778; 12.75222
Archipelago Lofoten
Area 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Highest elevation 385 m (1,263 ft)
Highest point Wilhelmstind
County Nordland
Municipality Værøy

Mosken is a small uninhabited rocky island in the municipality of Værøy in Nordland county, Norway. The 1.5-square-kilometre (0.58 sq mi) island is located in the Lofoten archipelago about halfway between the islands of Værøy to the south and Moskenesøy to the north. The Moskenstraumen maelstrom—one of the most powerful in the world—is located on the north side of Mosken.[1][2] Historically, the island was used for grazing sheep in both the summer and the winter.[3]

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  1. ^ Maelstrom, Encyclopædia Britannica on-line
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Moskenesstraumen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  3. ^ "Værøy". Retrieved 2012-03-05.