Icebergs 2017-05-29T21:28:29+00:00

Only day trip access to Historic Battle Harbour

Icebergs

Most of the icebergs seen off Newfoundland and Labrador come from the glaciers of western Greenland. The remainder come from glaciers on islands in Canada’s Arctic. Icebergs are edges of glaciers that have broken off and slipped into the ocean. Glaciers form on land by snow building up over thousands of years. After slipping into the ocean, the bergs float in frosty arctic bays melting slowly, if at all, until passing through the Davis Strait and into the Labrador Current which carries them south into Iceberg Alley. Once they head south, they rarely last more than one year. (Learn more about icebergs at Icebergfinder.com and where they currently are spotted)