Viking Trails – Newfoundland & Labrador Corner Brook, NL
: DM–ATVIKTRAIL Tour Code
: 1 Aug to 31 Oct 2021 | 1 May to 31 Oct 2022 Availability
: Corner Brook, NL Place
Walk in the footsteps of the Vikings. Marvel at the wonder of the 485-million-year-old Gros Morne National Park. One of Canada’s best road trips, the Viking Trail snakes along the Northern peninsula coast. The best time for this road trip would be spring, summer, and fall.
Somewhere around 1,000 CT, much before Columbus discovered the New World, Vikings, sailing west from Iceland or Greenland arrived on the shores of Newfoundland. Their settlements will remain a mystery for another millennium until the discovery of settlements and historic sites allowing visitors to step through history and experience the Newfoundland Viking Trail.
The Viking Trail transports you back in time through Native burial grounds to 1,000-year-old Newfoundland Vikings’ settlements all while touring Newfoundland’s beautiful west coast. The trail starts just outside Deer Lake and heads o the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site, Gros Morne National Park; Gros Morne being the tip of the Appalachian Mountain range. The park features glacier-carved valleys, lush wilderness and some of the world’s most incredible geological formations.
The Viking Trail snakes along the western coast of Newfoundland, offering incredible whale-watching opportunities. Continue along the Viking Trail north to the northernmost tip of Newfoundland to visit the remains of an ancient Native village and the famous Viking settlement of l’Anse aux Meadows. The trail ends in the quaint little town of St. Anthony. Do not miss the opportunity to watch incredible icebergs that flow through the area during late spring and early summer.
The Trail then goes through Gros Morne National Park and up to St.Anthony’s and L’anse aux Meadows, which is right up on the tip of Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.