The Canadian Arctic region is a unique and breathtaking part of the world and home to rich history & culture. The wonders of Newfoundland and Labrador province are now within reach with our newest destination. Read more...
Sail in the spirit of the great explorers of the past on a journey among glaciers under the Midnight Sun. Discover the raw beauty of nature far above the Arctic Circle and get to know the colourful Inuit culture along the way.15 days from $18,105pp
Explore spectacular landscapes, visit remote settlements, sight wildlife and discover UNESCO sites Gros Morne and L'Anse aux Meadows.14 days from $6005pp
Newfoundland, the largest island of the province, was settled over 4000 years ago by the Dorset people, a pre-Inuit people, who spanned across Arctic North America. However, when Viking explorer Leif Eriksson named this land Vinland in the eleventh century, these people had either died of or moved away. Whether the Vikings actually landed on Newfoundland was debated for centuries – it is recounted in the Sagas but could never be confirmed – until 1968, upon the discovery of L’Anse aux Meadows.
Now a national historic site, this fascinating UNESCO heritage-listed archaeological dig transports visitors to the time of Vikings.
The provincial capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, St John’s, is located on the south eastern coast of the larger island and is full of charm. Colourful houses are bundled tightly onto each street, with criss-crossing roads and hidden alleys created hundreds of years ago by horse and carriage. Rich history and cultural life abound, with museums, sites and a thriving night life.
Gros Morne national park, UNESCO world heritage-listed, is one of the most significant parks geologically in the world, with rocks pushed up from Earth’s core into soaring mountains, cradling misty lakes and tiny seaside communities.