The name “Lindesnes” is derived from Old Norse and means “where the land sinks into the sea”. The waters around the southernmost point of Norway are also known as the “Spit of suffering”: Where two oceans meet and currents and wind rule over life and death. The seaway between the countries connected by the North- and Baltic Sea has been one of the mostimportant trade routes in Northern Europe since the Middle Ages. With Skagens Odde on the northern point of Denmark, Lindesnes was the most important landmark for navigation in and out of Skagerrak.