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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
+1 709-458-2417
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This was the culmination of a northeast road trip for my wife and I, including the cabot trail and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter W
New York

This is the only confirmed site of Viking habitation or landing in North America. The site was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte D
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Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
+1 709-458-2417
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the culmination of a northeast road trip for my wife and I, including the cabot trail and the viking trail and it did not disappoint! The entire site is fascinating and set in incredibly picturesque scenery, it is well worth the trip. We...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only confirmed site of Viking habitation or landing in North America. The site was excavated in 1960 and the foundations of dwellings, huts, workshops, a forge/smithy/furnace and boat-repair were found. They made bog iron here, as well, in seasonal settlements. The foundations...More

Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Our visit to the authenticated Viking site brought history to life. The Visitor Centre was educational and the tour guide who walked with us along the boardwalk was excellent. The reconstructed sod buildings are set up as they would have been when inhabited by the...More

3  Thank Val D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

From childhood I read that the Vikings "discovered" America long before Columbus. L'Anse Aux Meadows proves it. Very interesting reconstruction of the old Viking settlement. The artists dressed like Viking are a nice means of demonstrating ancient life style.

2  Thank gonjo
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We were here in September on a beautiful warm day. The location is beautiful. As others have said, you start at the Visitors' Center. Watching the film is a good way to orient yourself before going out to the boardwalk to walk through the area...More

Thank andyhg
Reviewed 22 October 2017

While archaeologists still debate whether this site is a Viking settlement or an early First Nation settlement, the re-imagined restoration is a great visit. Enthusiastic guides and re-enactors portray a sophisticated settlement with a blacksmith, a weaver, a miller, and some agricultural tools. The main...More

Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a fascinating site. The Visitor's Centre has a video and a model of the area during the time of the Norse as well as artifacts discovered in the area to show that the Norse were there e.g. iron nail, cloak pin. A boardwalk...More

1  Thank Paula S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was a very windy, cold site in late September but worth every minute. The model was what I expected so I was not disappointed. The actual site of the building is very close. It was too windy to take the walk around the cliff...More

Thank karenkkl
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you enjoy the Norse sagas and are interested in their discovery of the New World nearly 5 centuries before Columbus, this is the place! Situated at the top of the Great Northern Peninsula, this is where Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad discovered the first...More

1  Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We were taken here as part of our bus tour. You enter the Visitor's Center and are directed to a 15-minute video about the site and it's importance in history. The museum also includes artifacts found at the site as well as a gift shop....More

4  Thank Cynderella43
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18 August 2017|
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Response from rimshot66 | Reviewed this property |
Generally it is open from 9-5 but in the summer (June to September) it is open till 6 pm.
9 July 2017|
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Response from Victoria477 | Reviewed this property |
This year because of Canada 150... of Frederal National Parks are free.. They will even give you a pass, that is good for the rest of the year..for all the other Federal Parks in Canada..
8 October 2016|
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Response from lapinjano | Reviewed this property |
I did a motorcycle trip in May with my brother. We took two weeks to visit the West coast. We only stopped briefly at Gros Mornes. In September, we returned with a couple of friends to Newfoundland. This time, we rented a... More
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