Tourists flock to 'iceberg alley' to see first big 'berg of the season

The iceberg spotted off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador (Reuters)
The iceberg spotted off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador (Reuters)

A tiny Canadian town has become a hot new tourist attraction thanks to a large iceberg.

Ferryland, Newfoundland, was blocked with visitors, Canada’s CBC News reported, after the iceberg was spotted.

The area off of this part of the Newfoundland and Labrador coast is no stranger to the huge walls of ice passing by.

It has been dubbed “iceberg alley”, thanks to the large number that drift down from the Arctic each spring.

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Photographers flocked to the town to spot one of the first icebergs of 2017, once word spread.

This particular iceberg was said to be, by those in the know, relatively large.

The ‘berg has become a tourist attraction (Reuters)
The ‘berg has become a tourist attraction (Reuters)

Most float past, but the latest one seems to be sticking close to Ferryland.

And as well as for photographers, that is is also good news for tour operators, one business owner told local media, as it will attract even more visitors

The latest spotting of an iceberg caps a busy start to the the season in this part of Canada. Hundreds of icebergs have already been spotted, more than usual for the time of year.

Over 600 have already floated into the North Atlantic this year, compared to a total of 687 over the whole season, which stretches from May to September.

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