Close Video

Iceberg Viewing

Labrador Kayaker near an Iceberg

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.

Go on a boat tour, paddle along in a sea kayak or hike along our 29,000 km of coastline and watch a sparkling spring berg parade down Iceberg Alley.

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

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

The IcebergFinder.com map below shows icebergs that were recently detected around Newfoundland and Labrador. Some icebergs have been detected by satellite and some have been reported by tourism operators. We cannot guarantee real-time accuracy of the map (icebergs move and melt!), so if you would like to confirm the presence of an iceberg, or if you would like to get more detailed information about a particular area, we suggest you contact the nearest Visitor Information Centre. Of course, if you have any feedback for us, or you would like to report an error in the map, please contact us at contactus@NewfoundlandLabrador.com.

Location data provided by the operator. Please confirm location
before departure.

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.

Iceberg Safety

Icebergs can be unpredictable, which makes them difficult to navigate around safely. When viewing icebergs from the water, it is recommended that you maintain a safe distance (D) – equal to the length of the iceberg (L), or twice its height (H), whichever is greater. Within this perimeter, there is a risk of falling ice, large waves, and submerged hazards. Safety should always be your first priority.

Icebergs, Whales and Birds – the Triple Play!

Triple Play Map

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.

Iceberg Shapes

Helpful Links

IcebergFinder.com

@IcebergTweets on Twitter

Icebergs of Newfoundland and Labrador by Stephen E. Bruneau

Iceberg Vodka

Iceberg Beer

Featured:
Starting at $90 Per Person
Set sail on an Award Winning Boat Tour that will leave you breathless. View the largest Atlantic Puffin colony in North America, watch playful Humpback Whales and sail past 10,000 year old icebergs. Enjoy a beer tasting of 7 Award Winning ales and lagers at Quidi Vidi Brewery while learning the history of the charming fishing village.

*Full brewery tours available on Saturday's and Sunday's

Package includes: 2 hour boat tour, return shuttle service, brewery tasting and 2 pack Quidi Vidi beer.

Visit website
O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours

Starting at $1350 Per Person
Multi-region
Live the life of a light keeper on 'Iceberg Alley'. Hear the call of Humpback Whales echoing off massive icebergs in your private cove. From Gros Morne to Labrador, experience the province’s natural and cultural highlights. Tour through a fjord, and then off to Quirpon Lighthouse Inn on a remote island overlooking the Viking site. Wander cliffs to ancient sod huts, but keep an eye out for whales and icebergs at your feet. Enjoy boat trips - two through Iceberg Alley and one through a fjord.
Visit website
Linkum Tours

Related Offers:
Starting at $400 Per Couple
Glimpse back in time while visiting the historic saltfish "Capital of Labrador" - Battle Harbour. A magical island in the Labrador Sea. Interact with knowledgeable local guides who will share the history of their ancestors. Cruise past towering icebergs and spot whales on our ferry "the Iceberg Hunter" on the hour ride between Mary's Harbour and Battle Island. End your day with one of the best meals to be found in Labrador, one of our famous sunsets, then fall asleep under a handmade quilt.
Visit website
Battle Harbour Historic Properties

Starting at $61.95 Per Person
Experience Twillingate, Iceberg Capital of the world onboard award winning Iceberg Quest. Witness the beauty of this outport as you cruise past rugged coastlines. Admire majestic icebergs. Hear graceful humpback whales surface to breath. Savour local Quidi Vidi Iceberg Beer, made from 25, 000 year old iceberg water. Onshore savour Canvas Cove Bistro's seafood chowder prepared by Executive Chef, Nick Jewczyk on our ocean view patio. Fresh. Local. Delicious.

Step aboard ... Experience the wonder!

Visit website
Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours - Twillingate

 

* Offers are subject to availability. Taxes are extra. You may have to pre-book and/or mention
the promotion at the time of booking. Please check with the operator for more details.

20 Random Results View All 37 Results
View All 37 Results >

No photos found.

YouTube Video Results
Icebergs off Newfoundland…
Play
Foundering Iceberg in Twi…
Play
The TIME we had on O'Brie…
Play
Icebergs and whales, St. …
Play
Icebergs Near Cape Spear,…
Play
ICE BERG KRAX-UP
Play
Fun With Waves & Ice
Play
Canadian Iceberg Crumblin…
Play
Twillingate Iceberg Colla…
Play
Icebergs in Newfoundland …
Play
Iceberg close to shore in…
Play
Iceberg collapses off of …
Play