L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site, L'Anse aux Meadows

Learn about pre-Columbian European cultures in the Americas at L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site, a World Heritage Site. Thought to date back to the year 1000 CE, the ruins of the Norse or Viking settlement have been widely accepted as proof of European cultures crossing the Atlantic and contacting indigenous peoples before the times of Columbus. Reconstructions in some of the village's buildings, such as the grass-covered sod longhouse, give a sense of daily life in the settlement. Make L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site a centerpiece of your L'Anse aux Meadows vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our L'Anse aux Meadows trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • October 2, 2017
    Certainly enjoyed our visit, our guide was very informative. It was so interesting to learn all the history from a man who lives just down the road and grew up playing in the meadow before it was even...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    This place is really out of the way. But the recreated historic site is extremely well done and presented. We took the guided walk and found it very informative. There are people dressed in period cos...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    This archeological site shows that the Norsemen aka Vikings were here, what you learn is that the term Viking really is more associated with the ones that were marauding and raiding through Europe. Mo...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Great tour guide. I don't normally like guided tours but this was worth going with the tour. The guide had a wealth of knowledge and was quite enjoyable to listen/ talk with. Fascinating place, I only wish I'd had more time to spend there. You really need at least a half day there to talk with the people reenacting the Vikings.
  • July 8, 2017
    Beyond the excitement of walking in viking lands, you'll be reminded of an important moment in human history - where the traveling people of earth who set out toward the east and the West of Africa finally came together and met on the shores of the North Atlantic, completing humanity's circumnavigation of the world. Great hiking and guided tours, too.
  • July 5, 2017
    Take in the free tour put on by parks Canada... very entertaining, informative and well done. Great set up for causal walk
  • June 27, 2017
    The guide is phenomenal! He grew up playing on this grounds and has wonderful stories to tell!
  • March 6, 2017
    An amazing experience to come to the 'top of the island' and experience the beauty of this place. Getting here is half the fun, and experiencing the viking village recreation is extraordinary. Well worth the drive!

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