Iceberg Alley is a long corridor of sea along the north and east coast of Newfoundland that fills each year with icebergs cut from Greenland's glaciers.
Each year, as the weather warms around springtime, around 10,000 to 40,000 icebergs enter this locations currents each year, making this stretch of sea one of the best places in the world to view icebergs with relative ease.
Each year, as the weather warms around springtime, around 10,000 to 40,000 icebergs enter the surrounding currents, making this stretch of sea one of the best places in the world to view icebergs on the move with relative ease.
The icebergs eventually travel 1,800 nautical miles south, making Notre Dame Bay and St. Anthony some of the best places to witness the iceberg flows in action.
The best ways to watch the icebergs are on shore, by kayak, or boat tour. The best viewing season for also coincides with whale and seabird migration, so it's possible to see a few humpback whales and a puffin or gannet.
As conventional wisdom says, most icebergs are 90% below water, so it's important to maintain a safe distance and take a chartered tour if you plan to be on the water.
The bergs are most plentiful in May and June, so if you are in the area, or interested in taking advantage of these breathtaking ice formations, get started planning your trip now!