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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Greenland-Iceland Rise

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Greenland-Iceland Rise...

Greenland-Iceland Rise is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Greenland-Iceland Rise is almost constant year round. The temperature ranges from -1.8°C (28.7°F) in January up to 2.1°C (35.8°F) in the month of December, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is -0°C (32°F) and the best time for water activities is early winter, since Greenland-Iceland Rise is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Greenland-Iceland Rise?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters close to Greenland-Iceland Rise is approximately:
2°C (35°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Greenland-Iceland Rise. The next good one is Hafnir, which is almost 249km (154.7miles) away from Greenland-Iceland Rise. Click here to check out more information on Hafnir and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Grindavik Antenas, which is approximately 259.2km (161miles) away from Greenland-Iceland Rise. Another surfspot is Grindavik Antenas, located 259.2km (161miles) from Greenland-Iceland Rise.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Greenland-Iceland Rise?

No, not many beaches are located close to Greenland-Iceland Rise. The next good beach is Thurso, which is 1025.8km (637.2miles) away from Greenland-Iceland Rise. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Portarthur, 1106.6km (687.4miles) away from Greenland-Iceland Rise.

What wetsuit do I need for Greenland-Iceland Rise?

The average water temperature at Greenland-Iceland Rise is extremely cold, around -0°C (32°F), with very little variations during the year. That is why at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Greenland-Iceland Rise. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to wear boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are December, January, and February. Even during relatively "warm" days in the winter (November, December, and January) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Greenland-Iceland Rise?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Greenland-Iceland Rise are always freezing, reaching temperatures between -3 and 2°C (27-36°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range: Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Greenland-Iceland Rise: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Greenland-Iceland Rise...

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