St. Anthony, NL Boasts Largest Concentration of Icebergs!

The “proof is in the pudding“! According to,  the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula has the greatest number of icebergs present in Newfoundland & Labrador with the largest concentration being St. Anthony. Don’t believe me – see for yourself:

Image taken from on June 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM.

A closer look:

Image taken from on June 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM.

For frequent iceberg updates in Newfoundland & Labrador, visit Iceberg You can sign up to get alerts directly to your email. A great resource for those wishing to get a view of a berg!

CBC posted an article that notes in St. Anthony, “One of the icebergs is more of an ice island, about 600 metres long. It used to be part of the 251-square kilometre chunk of ice which broke off the Petermann Glacier in Greenland in August 2010.”

If you’d like to get an up close and personal view, take Northland Discovery Boat Tours (  located near the Grenfell Interpretation Centre. I’ve been on the tour twice myself and truly have been amazed. On both occasions, I have seen whales. On one tour, the whale breached out of the water. I may have to take another trip soon to see this ice island!

The icebergs are marvels of nature. Come to the Great Northern Peninsula and experience them up close and in person.

Live Rural NL

Christopher C. Mitchelmore

About Live Rural NL

I am a youth living in rural Newfoundland & Labrador that will share stories of culture, tradition, heritage, business, travel, geography and other posts relating to any rural. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Coop) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador. I currently live and work on the Great Northern Peninsula, where I was born and raised. However, I have lived and worked internationally and travelled to more than 70 countries around the globe. On October 11, 2011 I was elected the youngest Member to Represent the people of the Straits -White Bay North in the Provincial Legislature of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Posted on July 16, 2011, in Business, Nature and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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