When it comes to viewing icebergs, this is one of the best places in the world. On a sunny day, view these 10,000-year-old glacial giants from many points along the northern and eastern coasts – in every shape and size. With colours ranging from snow-white to the deepest aquamarine.
Despite their arrival from the Arctic every spring, our awe of them remains new, year after year. Their sheer size sends the mind racing, and that's not even counting the ninety-percent still unseen below the surface. It was these types and sizes of bergs that sank the infamous Titanic, a mere 400 miles from our coast.
Icebergs are so plentiful around these parts, we actually put them to good use. Like Iceberg Water and our very own spirits like Iceberg Vodka, Gin, and Rum and, of course, the popular Iceberg Beer – all so refreshing, no matter what time of year.
Iceberg Map from IcebergFinder.com
IcebergFinder.com is not currently detecting icebergs. The map below shows areas where icebergs can often be seen. Icebergs typically move in a southeastern direction. The concentrations of bergs usually lessen from north to south, as illustrated by the declining colour density of the circles on this map.
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How to Watch Icebergs
Time of Year
The best time to view icebergs is in the spring and early summer. As you move north, the season stretches a bit longer. April and May are the months when bergs are most plentiful, but they may be locked up in sea ice, so it's recommended that late May and early June is best for viewing.
Where to Watch
Iceberg Alley is an area stretching from the coast of Labrador to the northeast coast of the island of Newfoundland. Some of the more popular places from shore, or from tour boats, are (from north to south): St. Lewis, Battle Harbour, Red Bay, Point Amour, St. Anthony, La Scie, Twillingate, Fogo Island, Change Islands, Bonavista, St. John's/Cape Spear, Bay Bulls/Witless Bay, Cape St. Mary's and St. Vincent's. All of these locations are accessible by road. The first four, which are on the coast of Southern Labrador, can be accessed by car ferry from the island of Newfoundland year round.
Ways to Watch
The best ways to watch icebergs are by boat tour, kayak, and from land. Luckily, thousands of whales and millions of seabirds migrate north late in the spring and early summer – this is the place where they meet. Not only do you see a magical display of bergs, you might get to see humpbacks and birds like gannets and puffins – all in one fell swoop.
Icebergs, Whales and Birds – the Triple Play!
For tourists also keen on viewing whales and seabirds, it should be noted that they migrate north in the late spring and early summer – and can often be plentiful through to early fall. The opposing southerly iceberg migration allows for brief intervals where all three may happily coexist. This spectacle is not entirely uncommon but should not necessarily be expected by sightseers even when travelling at the optimal time of year. Many factors affecting timing, location, and populations naturally vary from year to year, so it's hard to be accurate.
Step aboard ... Experience the wonder!
Package includes the regular ferry rides, meals and tours but also an additional 3 hour iceberg hunting boat tour in the afternoon and bread making lesson in the morning. You get to keep your Battle Harbour apron with the bread making lesson and you get to eat your creation.
Includes all meals, accommodations, site fees, local guide and transportation for 4 Days, 3 Nights in Labrador. Fly or drive options available, see website for more details.
Package includes round-trip airfare to St. John’s, 7 nights’ accommodation, 7-day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, two whale watching boat tours, St. John’s city tour, a Lighthouse Picnic, and admission to select museums and attractions.
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