Newfoundland Iceberg Tour

Iceberg boat tour

Throughout June you might have the opportunity to see 10,000 year-old icebergs up close on a Molly Bawn Boat Tour, just 40 mins from St. John’s.

(Some of these beautiful iceberg photos are provided courtesy of the Newfoundsander travel blog.)

newfoundland iceberg

Iceberg info

Icebergs are 10,000 year-old mountains of ice that broke off from glaciers floating in the Atlantic Ocean.


Most of the iceberg is underwater. In fact, almost 90% of an iceberg is below the waterline. That’s where we get the saying “just the tip of the iceberg” — there’s even more going on that you can’t see!


Icebergs are pure freshwater, even though the ocean is saltwater. They’re even safe to eat. Newfoundlanders collect bits of iceberg, and add it to their drinks.


(Photo by Uwe Kils, [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)