Viking Trails Adventure: 8 Days of History, Nature & Adventure with DMCi
Price: $1,859 CAD Per Person
(Price per person, based on double occupancy.)
Photo: Westbrook Pond
- Discover Gros Morne's Natural Wonders!
- Experience the Wonders of Torrent River, Lighthouse Magic, and Broom Point Beauty!
- Experience the charm of Rocky Harbour Marina.
- Stargaze at the designated Dark Sky Preserve.
- Explore a fjord with towering canyon walls and cliffs on the Western Brook Pond Cruise.
- "Discover Cow Head's Natural Artistry: Tidal-Carved Rock Arches and Rich Archaeological Treasures Await!
- Explore Captain James Cook's legacy at Port au Choix National Historic Site in Bird Cove!
- Step into the Viking past at L'Anse aux Meadows, where history comes alive with characters and captivating tales by the fire. Explore pre-Columbus heritage!
- Experience NL's award-winning Discovery Tour: See icebergs, humpbacks, dolphins, and diverse whale species along the stunning St. Anthony coast.
- 7-nights accommodations.
- Rental of mid-size car. Option to upgrade offered, Charges will apply.
- Unlimited Mileage.
- Rental Car Insurance (CDW/LDW). Minimum deductible applies. Please review FAQ.
- Western Brook Pond Boat Tour.
- Discovery Tour at Saint Anthony by Sea.
- Park Pass to Gros Morne National Park.
- Admissions to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site – Viking Settlement.
- Admissions to Port au Choix National Historic Site.
- Taxes, GST
Photo: Norris Point
Day 1: Arrive at Deep Lake and drive to Rocky Harbour
Your journey begins at Deer Lake Airport, where you'll pick up your rental car. From here, it's just a short drive to your hotel in Rocky Harbour. On arrival, check into your hotel. Rest of the day free.
Day 2: Day free to spend in the Gros Morne National Park
Day free to explore Gros Morne National Park. Gros Morne National Park: Explore the stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems of Gros Morne National Park. The park offers numerous hiking trails, ranging from easy walks to challenging backcountry routes. Some popular trails include Gros Morne Mountain, Green Gardens, and the Tablelands. Watch salmon at Torrent River Nature Park's underwater observation windows in Hawke's Bay. Visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse & Broom Point Fishing Premises. Enjoy the charm of Rocky Harbour Marina. Learn at the Discovery Centre about geology, wildlife, and cultural heritage. Keep your eyes peeled for moose and caribou. Stargaze at a designated Dark Sky Preserve. Gros Morne National Park is a designated Dark Sky Preserve, making it an ideal place for stargazing. On clear nights, the sky is filled with stars and offers a fantastic opportunity for astronomy enthusiasts. Don't miss the Gros Morne Theatre Festival (May 30 - Sep 30)
Photo: Viking Trails
Day 3: Western Brook Pond cruise
Western Brook Pond Tour offers travelers a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime experience. This unique tour operates from Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park and takes visitors through a fjord with towering canyon walls and cliffs surrounding the fjord. As part of the tour, visitors cruise across Western Brook Pond and hike through spectacular dry tundra before returning to the boat to continue exploring the area's natural beauty. In addition to amazing views, Western Brook Pond Tour offers incredible opportunities to spot wildlife such as moose, caribou, and bald eagles. For nature lovers looking for a unique adventure to explore Newfoundland's awe-inspiring landscape and stunning scenery, Western Brook Pond Tour is the ideal itinerary choice. Rest of the day is free to explore Gros Morne National Park.
Day 4: Cow Head, arches & archaeology
Today explore Arches & Archaeology. Head to Cow Head to visit the famous the Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum. Stroll Shallow Bay Beach. Only 30 minutes away, The Arches Provincial Park is the perfect place to have a picnic and relax as you watch the ebb and flow of ocean waves. The park is named for the rock arches carved by eons of tidal activity. Last stop for the day is Port au Choix National Historic Site. Find relics from four ancient cultures who lived and thrived in this rugged place many years ago. After exploring the exhibits, take a walk along the coastal trails and scan the waves for seals and whales. Drop by Bird Cove for a display on Captain James Cook, who charted this part of the coast before he became a famous South Seas explorer.
Photo: Port aux Choix - Cariboo sighting
Day 5: Drive to Saint Anthony by sea
This morning, start your journey to Saint Anthony by Sea. The stretch of highway north of Cow Head to Saint Anthony is a unique way to experience the beauty and maritime culture of Newfoundland. It offers a different perspective on this remote and scenic region, and it's an adventure that allows you to connect with the natural and cultural heritage of the area. As you depart from Cow Head, you'll be treated to stunning views of the rugged Newfoundland coastline. The rocky cliffs, lush forests, and occasional fishing villages provide a scenic backdrop for your drive to Saint Anthoy by Sea. Along the way, you may pass by or stop at some smaller coastal villages and fishing communities. These communities have a rich maritime history and offer a glimpse into the traditional Newfoundland way of life.
Day 6: Viking legends come to life: explore L'Anse Aux Meadows, North America's Viking heritage
"Embark on a journey through time at L'Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Newfoundland's northern tip. Discover the Viking legacy predating Columbus by 500 years, as you step into a Viking camp. Live like a Norseman, meet Viking characters, and immerse yourself in their fascinating history. Join an evening of sagas, myths, and ancient tales by the kitchen fire, and let the past come alive. Unearth history like never before!"
Day 7: Explore NL's St. Anthony coast
This morning, set off to discover NL's stunning St. Anthony coast on a 2 ½ hour award-winning Discovery Tour! Witness abundant icebergs, humpbacks, dolphins, minke, fin, and orca whales. Visit eider duck, kittiwake, and black guillemot nesting colonies. Enjoy traditional music, stories, and heritage insights on our cozy 50-foot vessel. A nature-packed, educational, and hospitable adventure you'll cherish forever!
Later this afternoon, depart on a road trip from Saint Anthony to Deer Lake, NL. Traverse Route 430, hugging the Atlantic's edge with stunning vistas on one side and rolling hills on the other. Explore coastal communities, fjords, and keep an eye out for majestic icebergs. Witness the rugged, barren beauty of Newfoundland's northern landscapes. This journey is a nature lover's dream!
Photo: Sunrise in St. Anthony
Day 8: End of the Viking Trails self-drive tour
This morning, check out of your hotel and drive to Deer Lake Airport. On arrival at Deer Lake Airport, drop your car off at the Rental Depot.