On arrival into Deer Lake drive to Gros Morne National Park - designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 for its impressive geological features, the 1805 km. sq. park offers beauty and adventure that are unsurpassed by any in the world.
Take time to fully explore the Southside of this beautiful area of Newfoundland. Visit the impressive Discovery Centre and the scenic communities of Woody Point and Trout River, while here why not take a Zodiac boat tour to view the magnificent -Tablelands' - the reason Gros Morne was given its UNESCO status. Gros Morne is a hiker's paradise catering to all abilities, with over 19 hiking trails to choose from covering over 100kms throughout the park. (Hikers trail guide available at Discovery & Visitor Centre's). Overnight Gros Morne National Park.
Depart Gros Morne National Park, enroute take time to both L'Anse aux Meadows - the only authenticated Viking settlement site in North America, and Norstead Viking Village - a fascinating re-enactment of how Vikings lived over 1000 years ago. Also visit Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve or Pistolet Bay Provincial Park. Continue to Main Brook.
Drive to the town of St. Anthony where it is possible to you take a nature cruise and explore the breathtaking coastal waters off St. Anthony; in season, expect to see whales and icebergs. Later visit the Grenfell Historic Properties and learn of the impact that Sir Wilfred Grenfell had on the social, medical and economic climate of the early 1900s during his worldwide mission. The historic properties tell the story of the evolution of northern Newfoundland and Labrador and the people of the region over the last 100 years. Tonight, join The Great Viking Dinner Theatre at Leifsburdir. This building is a replica of the 1000 year old Leif Erickson's home at nearby L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. "Leifsburdir" is covered in sod and nearly invisible from the outside, but inside it takes you back to 1000 AD when the Vikings roamed our land. An experience not to be missed.
Depart the Great Northern Peninsula and head back south along the Viking Trail to the north side of Gros Morne National Park. En route be sure to visit Table Point Ecological Reserve, -The Arches'€ provincial park, Shallow Bay Beach and to visit the shipwreck remains of the "SS Ethie. Continue to the North side of Gros Morne National Park and visit the scenic communities of Rocky Harbour - the service hub of the Gros Morne area.
Today explore the north side of the park. Highlights include the scenic community of Norris Point and Rocky Harbour - the service hub of the Gros Morne area. Take time to visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and Bonne Bay Marine Station. In the afternoon, enjoy a spectacular Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour - the only way, other than by helicopter, to see the spectacular Western Brook Gorge. Enjoy a 45min boardwalk stroll to the dock before enjoying a leisurely cruise into the gorge - be at one with nature as you see the dramatic ravine-like sides of this inland fjord tower over 600 metres above you.
Depart Gros Morne National Park and drive the short distance back to Deer Lake, ready for your onward journey.