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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

710 Reviews
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Newfoundland & Labrador's Viking Trail from Halifax
USD 2,512.10 per adult
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Division No.9, Subd. D, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0 Canada
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This comprehensive tour features the best of "the Far East of the Western World". Travel from the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most easterly point in North America through national parks - including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of ancient peoples - the Maritime Archaic, Vikings, and Basques - as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friendly and hospitable people of today. Boat tours provide the opportunity to see whales, thousands of seabirds, and, depending on the time of year, icebergs! Sample the local food and drink to become an honorary "Newfoundlander"!<br><br>*Please note that our June 12 departure is bilingual English/German, and our August 14 departure is bilingual English/French
USD 3,946.77 per adult
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Blondadventurer wrote a review Oct. 2020
Halifax, Canada71 contributions14 helpful votes
Having been to the Viking settlements in Iceland I was super excited to go to this one. It was really cool to see similar artifacts and structures. I loved learning about Vikings in Canada and seeing the structures. The re-enactors were great, they had answers for all my questions and were very interactive.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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JeanYHZ wrote a review Sep. 2020
Waverley, Canada703 contributions216 helpful votes
I have been wanting to visit this site for years, so I was prepared for what I would see. A little research in advance is a good idea. And watch the introductory film before you start. The site is very isolated on the edge of the ocean, but there’s a beautiful and easy to maneuver boardwalk around the whole site. First you walk through the (covered) site of the original “dig”, then on to visit the 4 buildings that were reconstructed following the original plans. Parks Canada staff in period costume explain what you’re seeing and how the buildings were used by the Vikings. Very very interesting!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Chris wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Very interesting site. I would liked to have had some more history about the Viking voyages. The staff were friendly and helped somewhat. I would recommend viewing a YouTube video before you go. A good book about the site and the Viking journeys would be useful.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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JenniferandAlan wrote a review Dec. 2019
Easton, Pennsylvania364 contributions79 helpful votes
This is a very important historical site. There is a small museum and a film then you take a guided tour of the site. You walk through native vegetation to the site near the ocean and are shown the site of the dig. Then you can tour the recreated viking huts where people in costume are demonstrating how the vikings lived. A real step back in time. You go away smelling like wood smoke--just like the vikings. In spring you may also see icebergs.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ryanls82 wrote a review Nov. 2019
Oxford, Ohio360 contributions98 helpful votes
This was a great spot to visit for two reasons. 1) The historical aspect of this area was cool to experience and learn more about the norsemen. 2) There scenery was amazing to see as well. This was a very rural location, so it was quiet and scenic.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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