Five Ways to Experience Icebergs in Newfoundland and Labrador

Around here, icebergs come in all shapes and sizes, travelling along Iceberg Alley to fill the bay, or your glass. Track these 10,000-year-old visitors with, and get yourself a front row seat.


1) By Sea

Icebergs migrate south just as whales and seabirds head north. If you're really lucky, you'll meet somewhere in the middle. Out here, this is what passes for gridlock. See them with one of our experienced operators on a boat tour, or in a kayak 

Kayaking (safely!) is one way to see icebergs 

2) By Land

To spot an iceberg around here, you don't necessarily have to go out onto the water. Stroll along the coast, or sit by the shore and have a picnic. Sometimes all you have to do is step out of your car.

Iceberg watching from shore 

3) Bergy Bits

You can find these bergy bits sitting on our beaches, in plain view, just waiting to be picked up. A chilly, but short-lived memento of your visit, they’re an excellent way to keep your drinks cool. Don't forget your mittens.  

Bergy bits washed ashore 

4) In a Stiff Drink

Icebergs are so plentiful in these parts, we actually put them to good use. Try a beer made with 10,000-year-old glacial ice, or pick up a bottle of locally made Iceberg spirits. The image below was taken by our friends at Iceberg Quest


5) Iceberg-Inspired Art

You can't take an iceberg home with you, so why not bring home a piece of iceberg art instead? It's easier to hang on your walls and chances are, it won't melt in the summer. Iceberg Dreaming II by Christine Koch (below) is the perfect example.

Iceberg art makes a perfect souvenir from your time in Newfoundland and Labrador


To experience icebergs for yourself, check out the tour operators and special offers available here. During iceberg season check out for the latest sightings on our tracking map supplemented with satellite data.

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