Northern Peninsula

The Viking Trail, with its wind-swept beaches, follows the Gulf of St Lawrence north. At St. Barbe you can take the ferry to the Quebec/Labrador mainland. and at the northernmost tip is St. Anthony, Quirpon Island, Norstead and L’Anse aux Meadows, the historic Viking settlement.

The reconstructions of three Norse buildings are the focal point of this archaeological site, the earliest known European settlement in the New World. The archaeological remains at the site were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Exhibits highlight the Viking lifestyle, artefacts, and the archaeological discovery of the site. Visitors can also explore the hiking trails to nearby bays and lakes.