Pack Ice

March 1 – March 31

Fogo Island is perched in the powerful Labrador Current, which brings multi-year pack ice to the Island’s shores beginning around “the long hungry month” of March. Moving and breathing with the current, the pack ice creaks, groans, sparkles, and shimmers in the sunlight as seals rest on the floes and seabirds circle overhead.

Holding the best of winter alongside the hope of spring, Pack Ice Season is starkly dramatic- the perfect time for landscape and wildlife photography. Local people and visitors alike take advantage of longer, sunnier days and still-perfect conditions for snowmobiling and snowshoeing through the Island’s interior.