The Denmark Strait, also known as the Greenland Strait, spans 480 km or 300 miles in length.
It serves as a connection between the Greenland Sea and the Irminger Sea, linking the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.
Jan Mayen, a volcanic island, is located northeast of the Denmark Strait and is known for its pristine environment and wildlife.
The East Greenland Current originates in the Denmark Strait, carrying icebergs into the Atlantic and influencing global ocean circulation.
The Denmark Strait is home to the world's largest underwater waterfall, the Denmark Strait Cataract, with a drop of approximately 11,500 ft or 3505 meters.
The region is characterized by strong currents, unpredictable weather conditions, and icebergs, making navigation challenging.
The Denmark Strait hosts important fisheries, supporting the economy and livelihoods of Greenland and Iceland, with a focus on cold-water species.
The Strait was the site of the historic Battle of the Denmark Strait during World War II, resulting in the sinking of HMS Hood.
The Denmark Strait was formed during the last ice age, approximately 115,000 to 11,700 years ago.
Visitors to the Denmark Strait can engage in activities such as whale watching, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, and experiencing the Northern Lights.