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L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Visitor Information

How to Get Here

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site is located on the tip of the Northern Peninsula, 433 km north of Deer Lake along the Viking Trail (Route 430). The Viking Trail begins at the town of Deer Lake on the Trans-Canada Highway (Route 1). 20 km before St. Anthony, turn onto Route 436 and drive for 30 km to L’Anse aux Meadows.

Hours of Operation 2017

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 29 May to 11 June
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 12 June to 21 September
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 22 September to 6 October

Facilities and Services

Alongside the interpretation of the Norse settlement, L’Anse aux Meadows offers hiking trails, picnic sites, and a gift shop. Bilingual guides are available from mid-June to Labour Day (the first Monday in September). The site, visitor centre, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible. Closed captioning of the bilingual audio-visual presentation is available on request.

Accommodations and amenities can be found in nearby communities. More information is available on the Newfoundland and Labrador tourism website.


We enjoy a temperate maritime climate. Weather patterns can change quickly. Be prepared for a variety of conditions. Bring sturdy footwear and warm, wind and waterproof clothing even in summer.

Temperatures on the Northern Peninsula are generally cooler than other areas of the province. During the summer days range from 15–20 °C (59–68 °F), and nights from 10–15 °C (50–59 °F).


Site brochure (PDF, 4.88 MB, bilingual)
HTML version of brochure
Site map (PDF, 2.11 MB, bilingual)
JPEG version of map