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L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Special Events

The Westward Viking Festival: a Real Taste of Vinland Celebrate with us! July 21-31, 2015

Westward Viking Festival: July 21st – 31st
A Real Taste of Vinland Gala: Saturday, July 25, 2015

Enjoy Viking-sized celebrations during the ten day Westward Viking Festival in July. Enjoy guided tours, music, dancing and storytelling inspired by Iceland, Norway and Newfoundland. Meet costumed Vikings and bring along your cloak and cap!

For ten exhilarating days in July, you can be an honourary local and take in the Northern Peninsula’s extraordinary cultural heritage and natural wonders at the Westward Viking Festival. Events are held across the region, and as part of the festival, L’Anse aux Meadows hosts the Real Taste of Vinland Gala. Dance the night away to traditional Irish or Newfoundland music. Listen as Viking interpreters share Viking Sagas, filled with larger-than-life heroes and epic battles. Get hands-on practice on traditional Viking crafts such as naal binding, a form of one-needle knitting. During the Real Taste of Vinland Gala, you can taste the gourmet creations of guest chefs and feasts from local restaurants. The temptations continue with local and international entertainment, music, storytelling, and appearances from Viking re-enactors. (Tickets: $45/person).

Parks Day

Saturday, 18 July 2015
Unleash your inner Viking! Parks Day at L’Anse aux Meadows is your chance to get immersed in Viking life. Dress up, play games, hear sagas, or learn about Norse life on a guided tour. Our popular Xplorers booklet is back this year. It’s full of kids’ activities. The souvenirs and certificates are back too!