Final Melting Place
Iceberg hunting in Newfoundland
Every year, during the spring season, numerous icebergs conclude their southbound voyage along the eastern coast of Newfoundland, famously referred to as “Iceberg Alley.” These ancient chunks of ice, aged around 10,000 years, typically detach from Greenland and embark on a journey lasting 2-3 years towards the south, eventually dissolving in the Labrador Sea or the North Atlantic Ocean. Observers can frequently catch sight of these icy behemoths from Newfoundland’s shoreline or by venturing out on a boat. However, the future of Iceberg Alley remains uncertain due to rising temperatures. In warmer years, fewer icebergs manage to reach the southern regions of Newfoundland, and in some instances, none make it that far.