List of recorded icebergs by area

An iceberg in the Arctic Ocean

List of icebergs by total area.

- List of recorded icebergs by area
An iceberg in the Arctic Ocean

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Iceberg B-9B colliding with the Mertz Glacier Tongue calving the Mertz iceberg, 20 February 2010

Iceberg B-9

Iceberg that calved from Antarctica in 1987.

Iceberg that calved from Antarctica in 1987.

Iceberg B-9B colliding with the Mertz Glacier Tongue calving the Mertz iceberg, 20 February 2010

It measured 154 km long and 35 km wide; they had a total area of 5390 km2, and is one of the longest icebergs ever recorded.

Larsen Ice Shelves A, B, C, and D

Larsen Ice Shelf

Long ice shelf in the northwest part of the Weddell Sea, extending along the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula from Cape Longing to Smith Peninsula.

Long ice shelf in the northwest part of the Weddell Sea, extending along the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula from Cape Longing to Smith Peninsula.

Larsen Ice Shelves A, B, C, and D
Location of the Antarctic Peninsula within Antarctica
Processes around an Antarctic ice shelf
An image of the collapsing Larsen B Ice Shelf and a comparison of this to the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
The collapse of Larsen B, showing the diminishing extent of the shelf from 1998 to 2002.
2016 rift in Larsen C, wide view
Glacier–ice shelf interactions.
Clear view of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Larsen Ice Shelf, and the sea ice covered waters around the region.
Larsen B area in March 2013
2016 rift in Larsen C, detail
Imagery from NASA's Aqua MODIS showing the complete break of the ice shelf as of 12 July 2017
Radar imagery from ESA's Sentinel-1B taken on 12 July 2017, showing the complete break

The resulting iceberg was predicted to be among the largest icebergs ever recorded, unless it would break into multiple pieces.

Northern edge of Iceberg B-15A in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, 29 January 2001

Iceberg B-15

Northern edge of Iceberg B-15A in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, 29 January 2001
Iceberg B-15A four-year journey, July 2002 to March 2006
Iceberg B-15Z route 2014-2018
Researchers installing weather and GPS instruments on Iceberg B-15A, 29 January 2001

Iceberg B-15 was the largest recorded iceberg by area.

A-68A on 18 November 2020

Iceberg A-68

Giant tabular iceberg adrift in the South Atlantic, having calved from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017.

Giant tabular iceberg adrift in the South Atlantic, having calved from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017.

A-68A on 18 November 2020
Iceberg A-68 on 20 July 2017
The drift of Iceberg A-68A from 1 May 2018 to 26 August 2018
Radar imagery from Sentinel-1B taken on 12 July 2017, showing the complete break
A-68 on 12 July 2017
Close-up of A-68 on 20 July 2017
Close-up of A-68 on 9 December 2019
A-68A location on 9 February 2020
MS World Explorer at {{nowrap|A-68A}} (with spyhopping humpback whale) in the Weddell Sea, 10 March 2020
A-68A in open waters on 5 July 2020

With a surface area of 5,800 km2, twice the size of Luxembourg, over a quarter the Size of Wales, and larger than Delaware, it was one of the largest recorded icebergs, the largest being B-15 which measured 11,000 km2 before breaking up.

Fiann Paul

Icelandic explorer, athlete, artist, speaker and Jungian psychoanalyst.

Icelandic explorer, athlete, artist, speaker and Jungian psychoanalyst.

"Dialog", large-scale, outdoor art installation in 2008
"See It", large-scale, outdoor art installation in 2011
Timelapse of endurance hunting presented by Fiann Paul during TEDx talk.

The team experienced sub-zero temperatures, snow and hail, and slalomed gigantic ice bergs unique to Antarctica.