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Viking Trail Newfoundland
(Tour Code: SD119P) Departs Deer Lake: Daily
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31 May - 07 Jun, 2020 08 Jun - 15 Sep, 2020 16 Sep - 29 Sep, 2020
Child age 10 yrs & under
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Discover a land filled with fascinating Viking history, rich culture and overwhelming natural beauty on this 8-day circle self drive along the Viking Trail in Newfoundland.
Enjoy spectacular ocean scenery, pass by unique fishing villages and wander through the remains of the ldest known European settlement of the New World.
Itinerary at a Glance
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Day 1 Deer Lake to Norris Point (72 km/44 mi) Arrive to Deer Lake and collect your rental car (not included) for your drive along the Viking Trail to Norris Point, your first destination located on the northern side of Bonne Bay and adjacent to Gros Morne National Park, a world heritage site.
Day 2 Western Brook Pond The morning is free to explore the area with your rental car. Enjoy a boat tour of the freshwater fjord of Western Brook Pond. The landlocked fjord is a rare sight. Carved by glaciers, and home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife, it’s worth the trip alone. The rest of the day is free to explore the sites of the Gros Morne National Park.
Day 3 Gros Morne National Park Enjoy a day exploring all of Gros Morne National Park on your own viewing glacial valleys, intriguing rock formations, magnificent sea arches and numerous types of wildlife. Don’t miss the internationally known Tablelands, a rare outcrop of the Earth’s mantle pushed skyward half a billion years ago.
Day 4 Norris Point to Saint Anthony (359 km/223 mi) Continue your journey north along the Viking Trail toward St. Anthony. Enjoy spectacular ocean scenery as you drive along the coast line dotted with unique fishing villages. For the historical adventurer, make a stop in Port Au Choix and Port Au Choix National Historic Site where three ancient cemeteries of the Maritime Archaic People were discovered. The Visitor Centre offers great background to this culture with exhibits and artifacts.
Day 5 L’Anse aux Meadows (80 km/49 mi round trip) Awaken today in St. Anthony at the very tip of the Viking Trail. Visit the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site comprising the remains of the oldest known European settlement of the New World. The colony of Vinland was excavated in the 1960s and the artifacts are on display supported by a film. Walk to the original village and discover the full scale replicas of Norse buildings. Return to Saint Anthony for the night.
Day 6 Saint Anthony The day is free to relax or explore the region and its unique attractions on your own. Climb 543 stairs to the top of Fishing Point to take in spectacular morning views, visit Grenfell Historical Properties and take a walk to Tea House Hill where stories of Dr. Grenfell’s Legacy surround you. The Northern Peninsula has always been recognized throughout the world as Iceberg Alley. 90% of icebergs seen in Newfoundland and Labrador come from the glaciers of western Greenland. From May through July and sometimes in August, you can view majestic icebergs and large whales right off the shores and cliffs.
Day 7 Saint Anthony to Norris Point (359 km/223 mi) Return to Norris Point and settle in for one more night. The day is at leisure to explore the region or take in the enchanting beauty of the Norris Point..
Day 8 Norris Point to Deer Lake (73 km/45 mi) Take a leisure drive back to Deer Lake where your Viking Trail journey ends.
- Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 7 nights
- Western Brook Pond Cruise
Historic Sites admission to the following:
- Gros Morne National Park
- Port au Choix National Historic Site
- L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
- Documentation (PDF)
- Rental Car
Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)
- Norris Point - Neddies Harbour Inn, Queen Room
- St. Anthony - Grenfell Heritage Hotel & Suites, Double Room (Continental breakfast included)