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L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site


Meet resident Vikings as you tour the reconstructed Viking encampment. Listen to Vinland Sagas in the main hall. View demonstrations on Norse iron forging and textile weaving, and try them out yourself. Tour the visitor centre for engaging videos and exhibits on Viking life, and the site’s archaeological discovery. See original excavated artifacts as well as a replica, 2/3 scale faering boat. Join interpreters on guided tours of the archaeological site. Wander coastal and bog hiking trails to spectacular viewpoints.

Featured Activities 

Sagas and Shadows

Sagas and Shadows
Come face to face with a Viking, as you take part in an evening of Viking myth and storytelling from the Vinland Sagas to ancient folktales, in an intimate, hour-long performance, warmed by the kitchen fire.


Viking Encampment

Viking Encampment
Discover in the site’s living history program, The Viking Encampment. You’ll meet Viking characters and step back 1,000 years to experience life and exploration in the Viking Age.


The Meeting of Two Worlds

The Meeting of Two Worlds Tour
Learn how archaeology informs our understanding of the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, as a knowledgeable interpreter guide places the significance of these Norse archeological remains within the story of human movement.


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