Viking Trail, Newfoundland and Labrador
This inimitable journey begins at Deer Lake and takes you to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gros Morne National Park. Here, you can enjoy the stunning views of freshwater fjords formed by glacial erosion. Onward to the ancient site of L’Anse aux Meadows; it wall interest you to know that this is where the Vikings first landed in North America more than 1,000 years ago, and is now the only authenticated Viking settlement in this continent.
The journey highlights the presence of Basque and aboriginal inhabitants as well. The five-hour trip ends at the windswept west coast to the south of Labrador. L’Anse au Clair, established by early French settlers, has nice, sandy beaches as well as scenic walking trails along the shore. Do take the ferry from L’Anse au Clair to Battle Harbour with Labrador Ferry Service (cars are permitted) across the Strait of Belle Isle.