Location: Gros Morne National Park, L’Anse aux Meadows, Red Bay and Port au Choix National Historic Sites
Distance: 1,610 or 2,135 km roundtrip from Deer Lake or Port aux basques

Follow in the footsteps of Vikings, Paleoeskimos, Basque sailors, and many other cultures on this 7-day itinerary in Newfoundland and Labrador. Walk the earth’s mantle as you explore Gros Morne National Park. This is the perfect vacation to visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites!


Day 1


Location: Gros Morne National Park
Distance: 77 km from Deer Lake and 341 km from Port aux Basques

Get ready for a trip full of adventure as you travel to Newfoundland. Arrive at Deer lake by plane or at Port aux Basques via ferry. Then, admire the scenery as you drive north to Gros Morne National Park.


Recommended accommodation: Rustic cabin, Berry Hill campground


Day 2


Location: Gros Morne National Park, Western Brook and Shallow Bay
Distance: 50 km from Berry Hill campground

Experience the wonders of the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. Feel the mist of spectacular waterfalls spilling over 700 m cliffs that surround this glacially carved lake.

Enjoy the afternoon picnic on a white sand beach and paddle the waters of Shallow Bay. Surrounded by rocks, cliffs, and fjords, this is the perfect place to admire the sunset over the North Atlantic Ocean.


Recommended accommodation: Rustic cabin, Berry Hill campground


Day 3


Location: Gros Morne National Park, Tablelands
Distance: 82 km from Berry Hill campground

Take a guided tour of the geological wonder known as the Tablelands, a rare exposed piece of Earth’s mantle!

Spend a day enjoying coastal walks, or hike challenging routes to the top of Gros Morne mountain.

In the evening, meet local residents and share stories and music at one of the many lively concerts, plays, or festivals.


Recommended accommodation: Rustic cabin, Berry Hill campground


Day 4


Location: L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
Distance: 365 km from Berry Hill campground

Interested in Viking culture? Visit the only authenticated Viking site in North America. Travel back in time and meet guided interpreters dressed as Vikings who bring the history to life. Explore the rebuilt camp and original artefacts from this world-renowned archaeological site.


Day 5


Location: Red Bay National Historic Site, Red Bay, Labrador
Distance: 262 km from L’Anse aux Meadows

Take the short ferry trip to Labrador. Visit a 16th century Basque whaling station installed by Basque sailors on the shores of the Strait of Belle Isle. Today, this archaeological site represents the oldest, most complete and best preserved testimony to the European tradition of whaling. It’s time to discover the life of whalers!


Day 6


Location: Port au Choix National Historic Site
Distance: 349 km from Red Bay

Stop for a visit at Port au Choix National Historic Site, one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in North America, showcasing 6,000 years of human history. Visit sacred burial grounds and ancient settlements, and discover original artifacts like slate spears and harpoons. Use old tools and learn to prepare sealskins.


Location: Gros Morne National Park

Continue your way back to Gros Morne. Picnic in hand, head to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse to admire the phenomenal colors of the sunset.


Recommended accommodation: oTENTik, Berry Hill campground


Day 7


Location: Deer Lake or Port aux Basques
Distance: 77 km or 341 from Berry Hill campground

Time to head home. Next time, discover eastern Newfoundland and its fantastic East Coast landscapes!