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Travel the Path of Icebergs & Vikings

Experience the majestic beauty of Newfoundland’s landscape first-hand on this icy tour of icebergs and national parks, while you learn about the Viking heritage of Canada’s most eastward province.

The car rental and hotel stays are included in this package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy and unforgettable.

  • Round-trip flights to Deer Lake
  • 6-night hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 7-day car rental
  • Admission to Gros Morne National Park
  • Admission to L’Anse-aux-Meadows National Park
  • Port-au-Choix National Historic Site
  • 1 More Moments activity:
    • 2-hour discovery cruise tour
  • Travel Protection: Cancel up to 3 days prior 
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton
Jun 15,16,17,19,20, 2023 from $2299 + $333 tax
Jul 2,3,4,5,7,10, 2023 from $2299 + $333 tax
Victoria, Kelowna, Winnipeg from $200 more

Looking to stay longer or later in the season, there is a 10 night option available from $1000 more

Suggested Itinerary

The day-to-day locations and some sightseeing are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each town or city is completely up to you. Below is a suggested itinerary of things to do and see so you can get the most out of your adventure. The beauty of this trip is that you can explore the country the way you want to. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

Day 1:  Fly to Deer Lake – Rocky Harbour (70 km)

Arrive at Deer Lake. Pick-up car rental at the airport and head to Rocky Harbour in the Gros Morne National Park. Check-in at the hotel for 2 nights.
Hotel: Fisherman’s Landing or similar (2 nights)

Day 2: Rocky Harbour (B)

After breakfast, explore the national park at your leisure. Fun fact! Gros Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Choose from over 100 kilometers of trails for hikers and walkers of all levels and interests. Walk along the famous Tablelands or take a visit to the Green Gardens where you’ll hike through a boreal forest. Its nice to end your day at the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, one of the best places in Gros Morne to watch whales, and see the sunset.

Day 3: Rocky Harbour – St Anthony (348 km) (B)

Drive to the tip of the Far North Peninsula, where you’ll get to explore the oldest European presence in America. Sailors from Greenland built a camp there more than 1,000 years ago, and you’ll be able to discover its cliffs, bogs, and rugged coasts for yourself.
Hotel: Haven Inn or similar (2 nights)

Day 4: St Anthony (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, make your way to Nordstead where you can experience Viking life for yourself, then embark on a cruise of the scenic coast where you’ll see icebergs, whales and dolphins galore.

  • Included 2-hour Discovery Cruise Tour: Explore the scenic St. Anthony Coast, an area that typically has more icebergs, humpback whales and dolphins than any other region in Newfoundland. It’s a refreshing blend of nature, fun education and Newfoundland hospitality that you’ll never forget.
  • Optional Activity ($): Learn about Viking life in Canada with a visit to Nordstead, a four-hectare living history site depicting daily life from 1,000 years ago. The site includes four period-style buildings, including a boathouse with its own life-size replica of a Viking ship.

Day 5: St-Anthony – Hawkes Bay or Cow Head (300 km) (B)

Leave the northern tip to walk along the west coast. Visit Port au Choix National Historic Site. Allow at least 2 hours to explore the area’s archaeological riches, rare plants and fossils, and coastal hiking trails.
Hotel: Shallow Bay Motel or similar (1 night)

  • Optional Activity ($):  Learn about the fascinating lifecycle of the Atlantic salmon, and how they migrate at the Torrent River Salmon Interpretation Centre and Fishway located in Hawkes Bay.

Day 6: Hawkes Bay or Cow Head – Deer Lake (115 km) (B)

Stop at Shallow Bay Beach. The soft, pale sand is perfect for a pleasant walk on the beach. It is protected from the waves by low rocky islands and the shallow water is perfect for swimming. Take advantage of this last day to discover other parts of Gros Morne National Park.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express or similar (1 night)

  • Optional Activity ($): Embark on a boat tour of the Western Brook Pond with Bon Tours. Admire the spectacular glacier-sculpted landlocked fjord, its waterfalls, and the billion-year-old cliffs. Plus, keep an eye out for any local wildlife! Note that a 3km walk is required between the parking lot and the dock.

Day 7: Fly home (B)

Drop your car off at the airport before boarding your flight home.

The first name added on the file is considered as the principal driver of the vehicle. Modifications or change of name to principal driver name will incur fees. So make sure you pick accordingly and based on who is driving.

Car rental company will be provided prior to your departure.

Car Rental

Full-size car rental (FCAR) Honda Sonata or similar

Car Rental Inclusions:

First 1400 KM, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), CAD $1 Million Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage, Provincial & Other Taxes, Airport Contract Fees and air conditioning on all vehicles equipped with air conditioning.

Car Rental Exclusions:

GPS and everything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287