Denmark Strait

The stark, frigid sea of the Denmark Strait between Icelandand Greenlandlooks a mesmerising stretch of lethal mercury on calm, overcast days, but it is in fact home to a variety of whales steaming through the depths, regardless of the weather or season. Bowhead, fin and minke whales cruise here, alongside that deep-sea unicorn, the legendary narwhal. Watch out for icebergs too, calved from glaciers to the north and brought down on the cold, east Greenlandcurrent. These colossal, silent beauties are a fine background for the finely-evolved sea birds trawling these waters, and wildlife experts are on hand to give you the full zoological lowdown on the strait’s wonders.

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