Newfoundland: One Of The Best Places In The World To View Icebergs

Newfoundland IcebergsNewfoundland and Labrador – The waters east and north of Newfoundland are known as Iceberg Alley because every year the Labrador Current delivers hundreds of the great white giants from the Arctic. Ninety percent of the icebergs that arrive off of Newfoundland originate from glaciers on the west coast of Greenland; you may even see them as far south as the city of St John’s. You can hop on an iceberg boat tour, take an iceberg tour by plane or even view them from shore. The Long Point Lighthouse in Twillingate on Newfoundland’s Notre Dame Bay in Central Newfoundland is one of the best places in the world for tourists to stand on shore and view them. The best time is late spring through early summer. A variety of iceberg products are produced in the region, including Iceberg beer, wine and vodka.  Whales and seabirds also come near shore in this region in late spring and early summer because of the fish that migrate in shore at that time of year. Photo: Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism operates an online map featuring icebergs tracked by satellite around Newfoundland. Here’s a Youtube video of an iceberg collapsing just outside of St. John’s Harbour.


Unnamed Road, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


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