Tip of the Iceberg Newfoundland Fly-Drive
With Newfoundland less than a six-hour flight from the UK, this remote Atlantic Canadian island is close enough for a short adventure that will be full of unique experiences. Take to the ocean in search of whales and Atlantic Puffins. Visit ecological reserves where sea birds have settled by the thousands. Explore enchanting villages with pastel coloured clapboard houses. Follow scenic coastal drives that have more twists and turns than your favourite suspense novel and hike through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gros Morne National Park. Take a boat tour from Twillingate to Iceberg Alley where you can see icebergs that have broken off glaciers and floated down from Greenland and Canada’s Arctic (spring to early summer). This is just the ‘Tip of The Iceberg’ of what Newfoundland has to offer you.
UK to St. John’sSt John’s
On arrival from the UK in to St. John’s, Newfoundland, collect your rental vehicle and take the short drive to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the colourful city of St John’s, meandering down to the harbour through hidden alleys. In the evening head to George Street, known for its many restaurants, bars and pubs. Hotel – Leaside Manor
Witless Bay Whale Watching, Puffins (42 miles)St John’s
Drive to Bay Bulls where you embark on a cruise to the incredible Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. The area attracts over 2.5 million seabirds and is home to 300,000 pairs of Atlantic Puffins. The waters are also a great feeding ground for whales, but even if you aren’t lucky enough to spot the wildlife, the wondrous seascapes you will witness are worth the cruise alone. Hotel – Leaside Manor
St. John’s to Trinity (215 miles)Trinity
Your visit to Bonavista Peninsula will take you on a journey through maritime history and to where Venetian navigator and explorer John Cabot first landed in 1497, discovering the coast of North America. Visit the red and white striped Bonavista Lighthouse and replica of John Cabot’s ship, the Matthew Legacy. Stop at Ryan Premises National Historic Site, to learn more of the historic cod fishery. Accommodation Options
Trinity to Bonavista Peninsula Sightseeing (83 miles)Trinity
Explore the enchanting and picturesque town of Trinity with its attractive pastel coloured clapboard houses and dramatic coastline. Hike one of the province’s most popular hikes, the Skerwink Trail, a 3.2-mile circle around Skerwink Head and catch glimpses of seabirds, whales and maybe even icebergs if you’re visiting in spring and early summer. Join a Trinity Pageant, a walking theatre through the village bringing the history of the area alive. Accommodation Options
Trinity to Twillingate (192 miles)Twillingate
Today will offer both natural and cultural experiences. Stop in Terra Nova National Park and kayak around sheltered bays or hike through dense forests where you might spot moose, beavers or eagles. Visit the Beothuk Interpretation Centre and learn more about the now-extinct Beothuk people that lived here 300 years ago. Board the Iceberg Watch boat tour in search of floating icebergs, as well as whales and seabirds. Accommodation Options
Twillingate to Gander (70 miles) to UK
Today drive the short distance to Gander International Airport where you’re Newfoundland discovery ends. Take a short flight to St John's where you will connect to your flight to the UK.