L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will find the excavated remains of an 11th century Norse settlement. This is the first and only known site established by the Norse in North America and the earliest evidence of European settlement on this continent. Find out for yourself what makes L’Anse aux Meadows one of the heritage treasures of the world and let your inner Viking shine!
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From Bog to Fog
1 July to 31 Aug.
Mon. & Sat., 10 a.m. (1.5–2 hours)
Also by request for groups
Join a guided walk along the Birchy Nuddick Trail to see what the landscape offered the Vikings and others. Explore the bog and coastal terrain and what nature provides. “From Bog to Fog” is an interweaving of the site’s natural and cultural history, where the sea meets the land, and follows a boardwalk and coastal footpath. (Enhanced program fee applies. Maximum participants: 12.)
The Meeting of Two Worlds Tour
10 June to 27 Sept.
Several times daily (45 minutes), check with visitor centre recption desk
English and French tours available
Learn how archaeology informs our understanding of history as a knowledgeable interpreter leads you to the Norse archaeological site. Discover how the site is internationally significant for what it tells us of the worldwide movement of people.
2 June to 10 October
Daily, during operational hours
Visit the reconstructed sod huts and have your own personal encounter with a Viking. Immerse yourself in Viking life and help our Viking Interpreters carry out their daily chores.
Explore on Your Own
Start your visit with the film in the visitor centre theatre. Visualize the site with our 3-D model. Touch replicas of the site’s original artifacts. Stop a while at one of the benches or coastal viewpoints and reflect on the events that played out at L’Anse aux Meadows 1000 years ago.
Xplorers for Kids!
Do your kids like to explore? Pick up the free Xplorers book at the visitor centre and have fun doing some special activities. When finished, don’t forget to collect a cool souvenir. (Free for kids 6–11 years.)
Viking on Board
Mid-June to Mid-August
For departure times and schedule check with visitor reception desk (2.5 hours)
Ever wonder what a Viking expedition was like? Now’s your chance to find out! Join our “Viking on Board” program with Northland Discovery boat tours and live the adventure. Your Viking expedition will be filled with stories from the Vinland Sagas, you’ll get up close to marine life, see spectacular coastal vistas and learn about local culture. Join us in Vinland for a exhilarating blend of nature, storytelling, and hospitality as you embark on your very own expedition to Vinland! (Enhanced program fees apply.)
Sagas and Shadows
1 July to 8 Sept.
Tue. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Raise your glass with a Viking for an evening of heroic and tragic tales from the Viking Sagas. Let the kitchen fire warm you as our Viking interpreters lead you on an expedition of adventure and exploration through storytelling. (Enhanced program fees apply. Maximum participants: 22.)
Textile Art of the Viking Age
1 July to 8 Sept.
Wed., Thurs., Fri., & Sun., 10:30 a.m.
Join our knowledgeable interpreters to try your hand at Viking Age textile art. Make a Viking leather pouch, learn to single needle knit or weave your way through time and create your own souvenir of your visit. (Purchase of kit required. Maximum participants: 20.)
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