Newfoundland Viking Trail Self-Drive

9 nights from £1,785 per person
Best time to travel JUN - SEP

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Enjoy sailing around Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to thousands of Atlantic Puffins.
  • Enjoy a cruise through the land-locked fjord of Western Brook Pond.
  • Drive along the Viking Trails and stop at tiny fishing villages enroute to Saint Anthony.
  • Discover the remains of an 11th-century Vikings settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.

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9 nights from £1,785 per person
Best time to travel JUN - SEP
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A magnificent Newfoundland self-drive holiday exploring the remote western and northern reaches of this breath-taking Atlantic Canadian Island. Wander through hidden alleys and down the steep hills of St. John’s with its pastel coloured clapboard houses and cruise around Witless Bay Ecological Reserve in search of whales and some of the 300,000 pairs of Atlantic Puffins that make this area their home. Hike through Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and sail around Bonne Bay looking out for Eagles and Whales. Journey back in time at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and the recreated Viking port at Norstead.

Itinerary

Day 1  UK to St. John’s
On arrival at St. John’s Airport in Newfoundland, make your own way to your city centre hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore this vibrant city with its pastel coloured clapboard houses.
Day 2  Whale Watching, Puffins
Board the Gatherall’s shuttle from St. John’s to Bay Bulls where you will board the boat for a true wildlife extravaganza. Sail around the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve which is home to over 300,000 pairs of Atlantic Puffins. The water here is one of the best feeding areas for whales in Atlantic Canada, and the annual migration of Humpback Whales each summer is a magnificent sight.
Day 3  St. John’s to Deer Lake and Norris Point
Make your own way to St. John’s Airport for your short flight to Deer Lake where you will collect your rental vehicle and drive along the Viking Trail to Norris Point. Head for Norris Point Lookout for breath-taking views of the Tablelands of Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
Day 4  Western Brook Pond Cruise
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.
Staying at  Neddies Harbour Inn
Day 5  Gros Morne National Park
Enjoy a full day of exploring Gros Morne National Park at your leisure; this is the perfect destination for all sorts of outdoor activities including hiking and boat tours. Take an optional cruise on Western Brook Pond fjord, one of the most spectacular and largest lakes in the park, or embark on a hike across the top of the Tablelands.
Staying at  Neddies Harbour Inn
Day 6  Norris Point to Saint Anthony (225 miles)
Saint Anthony, Newfoundland & Labrador
Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery and stop off at tiny fishing villages during your drive along the Viking Trail towards Saint Anthony on the northern reaches of Newfoundland. Visit ancient burial sites at the Port au Choix National Historic Site, where you will also view original artefacts such as harpoons. Take one of the coastal trails for dramatic coastal scenery and possible sightings of whales off-shore. Saint Anthony is at the very tip of the Viking trail. Hotel – Grenfell Heritage Hotel Suites
Day 7  L’Anse aux Meadows (49-mile round trip)
L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland & Labrador
Go on a journey that takes you back in time to where Vikings once stood at the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, where remains of an 11th-century Viking settlement can be found; this is the oldest known European settlement of the New World. Visit Norstead, where you will find a recreated Viking port of trade. Hotel – Grenfell Heritage Hotel Suites
Day 8  Saint Anthony
Saint Anthony, Newfoundland & Labrador
Spend a full day exploring Saint Anthony and the surrounding area’s attractions. Explore Grenfell House Museum, the historic home of Doctor Grenfell, or take a coastal walk or boat excursion to spot whales and icebergs (icebergs may be seen from Spring to Early Summer). Hotel - Grenfell Heritage Hotel Suites
Day 9  Saint Anthony to Norris Point (225 miles)
Make your way back down the coast returning to Norris Point for the evening.
Staying at  Neddies Harbour Inn
Day 10  Norris Point to Deer Lake to the UK
Your Newfoundland Self-Drive tour comes to an end today. Drive to Deer Lake, where you will return your rental vehicle in time for your flight home to the UK via St. John’s.
Newfoundland Viking Trail Self-Drive
9 nights from £1,785 per person
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