Day 6: Let Your Spirit Sail
Location : St. Anthony
As we make our way even farther north, we arrive in St. Anthony, a remote town set in a perfect natural harbor. The waters here contain an astonishing number of icebergs, and are also feeding grounds for a large number of whales. Seals, dolphins, and porpoises are also commonly seen here. Just outside the town border is a vast wilderness of pristine valleys and lake-dotted mountains, and perhaps the highest density of moose and woodland caribou in the world. Other wildlife found here include the black bear, coyote, wolf, snowshoe hare, and Arctic hare. Go ashore to visit the town, and see the Fishing Point Municipal Park. The Grenfell Museum depicts the life and times of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a medical missionary who devoted his life's work to Northern Newfoundland and Labrador. For the best view of the area, hike up the Tea House Hill Trail to the viewing platform, or hike the Whale Watching Trail. For some Viking history, join the excursion to L’Anse aux Meadows. Here, at the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, you find the first known evidence of European presence in America. This is where a Norse expedition sailed from Greenland and found a beautiful land with rugged cliffs and marshlands over 1,000 years ago and built a small camp. In 1960 two Norwegian archeologists started an excavation and discovered the fascinating remains of this Viking encampment. In 1979 L'Anse aux Meadows became a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the recreated camp you will find original artifacts from this internationally renowned archaeological find.