L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site is a
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
1 June to 5 Oct.
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
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
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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