The Viking Trail takes you through Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, nestled between a coastline of limestone and unique geology, and the ancient Long Rang Mountains, experience a region rich in human history—multiple indigenous cultures, French fisherman, and of course, Vikings!
Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its impressive geological features, unsurpassed beauty, and friendly seaside towns. Here, you’ll walk on the Earth’s mantle, one of only a few places you can do this in the world, and boat through a landlocked glacier-carved fjord.
Discover your inner Viking at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. At the Viking encampment, try blacksmithing or weaving, and talk to characters who bring the Viking history to life.
At Port au Choix National Historic Site you’ll step into the crossroads of 6,000 years of human history. It is here that the sea’s bounty drew Maritime Archaic, Dorset, Groswater and Beothuk people long before Europeans arrived. Amid a rugged coastline of unique limestone barrens, forests, and bays, explore one of the North America’s most fascinating archaeological finds.
Warm and welcoming, fun loving and funny to the core, the people here are known for their natural creativity, unique language, and knack for storytelling. Be assured, you will have a grand time—meeting the locals, hearing live music, tasting local fare, and or course, experiencing the rugged beauty that our part of the world has to offer.
We are so very excited to host you in Western Newfoundland.