Day 1: Welcome! After a flight it is always a great idea to take a short stroll to build an appetite. The beach at Shallow Bay in Gros Morne National Park is the ideal spot to refresh yourself and when you taste supper, you will appreciate arriving hungry. There is the option of local culture this evening, if you choose, as the Gros Morne Theatre Festival is underway.
Day 2: Head north from Gros Morne to L’Anse aux Meadows to visit the only Viking site on this side of the Atlantic. Ten centuries ago, long before Columbus set sail, the Vikings landed in North America at this spot. Time to get wet! The harbor at Quirpon where you launch. If it is too intimidate Quirpon Lighthouse Inning for the first day we can land at Grandmother's Cove and strike out along the cliffs toward the northernmost point in Newfoundland.
Day 3: We didn't want you to have nightmares so we saved the visit to the nearby cove of L'Anse aux Pigeon. This abandoned community was the site of a mass murder and suicide which was the climax of a tragic tale told in Earl Pilgrim's book "Curse of the Red Cross Ring". It is only one of the stories of hardship that have made this island famous.
Day 4: Time to take a day to wander the hills or just sit in the whale watching station and enjoy this remarkable island. No hiking visit to Newfoundland would be complete without a struggle with Tuckamore.
Day 5: After hiking or kayaking in from the island we head to the meeting place with your float plane to take you to Battle Harbour. After kayaking with the bergs and whales up close it will be great to see them from the air. The coastline of Labrador is unlike any other with countless bays and islands – gorgeous.
Day 6: A great 45 minute boardwalk hike across a bog (known locally as a "mish") takes you to the dock of the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. This journey will take you into a deceptively innocuous notch in the granite cliffs that open into a landlocked fjord surrounded by 2000 foot cliffs.
Day 7: Gros Morne National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to Gros Morne Mountain. Your trail today takes you to the summit where the views (not just the climb) are breathtaking. No restaurant can match the ambiance of picnicking at the top of 2,600 foot cliffs as you look for the moose, caribou and black bears wandering below.
Day 8: No sleeping in! An exploration of the south side of Gros Morne National Park is today’s mission. Start at the Discovery Center for an interpretation of the natural and cultural history of the park. From the center you were able to see the Tablelands, the remarkable stretch of Mars like geology that makes this park a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now is the time to stroll along the base of these amazing mountains.
Day 9: No hiking trip in Newfoundland would be complete without a trip to the "Indian Burial Place". We have several options for today’s exploration – hiking, kayaking, boating, or a combination.
Day 10: After lunch reality must again appear as we take you back to the airport. Look at the bright side - you have better vacation stories than any of your friends!
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