At the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula lies the first known evidence of European presence in the Americas. Here Norse expeditions sailed from Greenland, building a small encampment of timber-and-sod buildings over 1000 years ago Against a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs, bog, and coastline, discover the fascinating archaeological remains of the Viking encampment, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. You’ll meet costumed Viking interpreters as you tour the recreated base camp and discover original artifacts from this internationally renowned archaeological find.
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Cultural Heritage Centre
- L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Division No. 9, Subd. D, NL, Canada
- Guided Tour
- National Historic Site
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Division No. 9, Subd. D, NL, Canada
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