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  • Newfoundland And Labrador

    Newfoundland And Labrador travel guide

    Overview

    The Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador offers visitors a peek into the quiet, unassuming splendour and solitude of one of the world's few unspoilt and unique destinations. Tourists are quickly caught up in the wild natural beauty of the province, from the rugged rocky cliffs and outcrops to streams and rivers that interweave the rolling green hills and countryside. Labrador attracts many visitors to its tundra, which features the historic Avalon Peninsula, and is home to the charming capital city of St. John's.

    Travellers enjoy coming here for the world-class fishing, exciting outdoor trails, wildlife viewing, hunting and dozens of breathtakingly beautiful national parks. Newfoundland and Labrador is a haven for outdoor sports enthusiasts, who enjoy activities such as camping, sea kayaking, hiking, canoeing, snowmobiling and birdwatching.

    The wildlife here is truly something to behold, with thousands of moose, black bear, caribou, Northern River otters, Newfoundland Lynx and Arctic hares all native to Newfoundland and Labrador. The millions of seabirds and thousands of humpback whales that frequent the freshly carved icebergs off the 18,000 miles (29,000km) of coastline are also spectacular sights.

    Other key attractions in Canada's easternmost province include the Western Brook Pond, a land-locked fjord and L'anse aux Meadows, a National Historic Site of Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. L'anse aux Meadows also happens to be the site of the only confirmed Viking settlement in North America.

    L'Anse aux Meadows

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, L'Anse aux Meadows is a fascinating archaeological site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland. The architectural remains found at L'Anse aux Meadows have been identified as belonging to an 11th century Viking settlement. With the exception of Greenland, it is the only Viking settlement in North America and quite possibly the area referred to as Vinland in the Norse sagas. The ruins are now an interactive and educational tour site, where visitors can enter the reconstructed Viking Longhouse, try on helmets and wield swords, and speak with costumed guides eager to share Norse traditions and mythology. With it being 270 miles (about 433km) north of Deerfield along the Viking Trail (Route 403), it's quite an effort to reach. But there's plenty to see and do along the way, including the spectacular Gros Morne National Park.

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    St. John's International Airport
    Location: The airport is situated 6 miles (9km) northwest of downtown St Johns.
    Time: Local time is GMT -2:30 (GMT -3:30 from November to February).
    Getting to the city: The Metrobus provides public transport from the airport to popular spots in St. John's metro.
    Car Rental: Car rental is available at the airport. Companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National, and Thrifty.
    Airport Taxis: Taxis are found outside the Arrivals Area.
    Facilities: Airport facilities include free wifi, ATMs, children's play areas, shops, restaurants, and an information centre.
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