L’Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Discovered in 1960, it is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland.
L’Anse aux Meadows represents the farthest known extent of European exploration and settlement of the New World before the voyages of Christopher Columbus almost 500 years later. It was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1978.
Things to see and do
* Viking Trail
* Sagas & Shadows – list to Viking sagas in the chief’s sod house
* Gros Morne National park
* St Anthony
* Grenfell House Historic Site
Cruise Season – May – Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Transport Links – Flights from major centers in Newark, Ontario, Quebec and the other Atlantic Provinces arrive at St. John’s airport several times per day.
New Foundland is also accessible by the Marine Atlantic Ferry Service.