The Moskstraumen swim is a 8 km point-to-point tandem swim crossing between the islands of Vaeroy and Mosken across the strongest and biggest whirlpool in the world. Its central whirlpool has a diameter of some 40–50 meters (130–160 feet) and tides combined with the northerly Norwegian Sea currents and storm-induced flow result in currents up to 10.7 knots (20 km/h; 12 mph).
The tandem swim, called Into the Maelstrom by the Wild Swimming Brothers (Hudson Brothers including 24-year-old Jack Hudson, 26-year-old Calum Hudson and 29-year-old Robbie Hudson), is an attempt to swim across the two biggest and most powerful whirlpools in the world, the Moskstraumen and Saltstraumen in Norway. Swirling violently off the Norwegian coast, above the Arctic Circle and on the edge of the Lofoten Islands, these two vast whirlpools have the strongest and fastest tidal currents in the world.
The swimming expedition is scheduled for 20-29 August 2016.
To raise awareness about oil drilling plans in the Lofoten Islands.