Other wave phenomena in Greenland
Greenland is known for its harsh nature, arctic climate and at times violent weather. For example, so-called ‘fjord winds’ can occur in the summer, which in just a few minutes can cause large waves on an otherwise calm day. Seek advice and guidance from locals if you plan to go kayaking on your own, and take all necessary precautions.
The low pressure systems which occur regularly around Greenland often result in storms, which create high waves. If you are going sailing, you should always check the weather forecast thoroughly.
Because the coast of Greenland is so jagged, powerful whirlpools occur in many places, which can have the effect of enlarging the heights of waves in the area. Follow the locals’ advice about sailing routes.