Fjords, Icebergs & Moose – Gros Morne & more
Escape to the solitude and dramatic beauty of Gros Morne National Park. Let these five days be an adventure that brings you a lifetime of memories.
- Start with a visit to Gros Morne National Park’s Discovery Centre to understand the culture and nature that make this a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The tiny but active outport of Trout River lies at the base of the mars-like Tableland Mountains. After strolling the base of the mountains, the outport offers culture (and food!) to delight you.
- The fjords are an icon of Gros Morne and your visit will take you to new heights with a boat tour through them.
- The towns scattered throughout the park are host to museums, artisans and restaurants that bring the local history and foods to you.
- Icebergs are a spectacle that you can’t appreciate without experiencing them yourself. That is your mission for Day 5!
- The dramatic beauty of Gros Morne National Park – caves, seastacks
- Spectacular fjords and hiking trails.
- Hunt out the icebergs using your special weapon – us!
- Sample local cuisine and observe local customs
- Watch moose as they roam the hillsides
Escape to the solitude and dramatic beauty of Gros Morne National Park.
The UNESCO World Heritage site will awe you with its contrasts in scenery and culture. Lunch at the top of 2000ft cliffs, hike through an unearthly valley of the earth’s ancient core and explore a landlocked fjord on Newfoundland’s most famous boat tour.
Spend an evening sampling local cuisine and customs and see for yourself why Newfoundlanders are the friendliest people on earth.
As for the perfect finale, why not leave Gros Morne in search of icebergs amongst the sheltered bays east of the park. The spectacle of these 10,000 year old ice giants as they migrate south and meet the whales on their northward journey is invariably humbling.
Let these five days be an adventure that brings you a lifetime of memories.
Visit Big Falls where, in season, you can touch Atlantic Salmon as they struggle up the broad falls to reach their spawning grounds in the headwaters, From there head for Gros Morne National Park. Spend the afternoon hiking trails along Trout River Pond. These highlight the contrast between barren, spectacular rock from an ancient seabed while, only a stone’s throw away, dense forests offer a home for wildlife.
Green Gardens Hike. Hike from Trout River Valley, through forests which moose call home, and down to the sea. Explore caves and sea stacks, sit on cliffs and watch fishers at work, or stroll the wild meadows where sheep still wander free. Bring a lunch as you will want to dally on this coast.
Time to explore the North side of the park. Stop by the Visitor Information Centre to learn more about the park. Then, it’s off to visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse where you will get a taste of the life of a lightkeeper in days long gone. After lunch head for a short boardwalk hike across the bog (known locally as a “mish”) to the start of Western Brook Pond. Here you will board a boat for the most popular trip in Newfoundland. As you pass into the land locked fjord, imagine the ice climbers who come from around the world to spend days going straight up these 2000ft cliffs! After this day of nature’s wonders it’s time for a taste of Newfoundland culture. An evening of local delicacies and theatre will immerse you in the history and hopes of the hardy people that have populated this remote island.
A slow pace- For those looking to relax, visit the historic sites and meander through the fishing towns spread along the coast.
Let’s go! Head for Gros Morne Mountain. The highest peak in the park, this mountain offers spectacular views from its trails. This hike will take all day, so carry a lunch.
Off on your iceberg hunt. Despite their size, finding these giants can prove challenging. Luckily you will have a secret weapon – us. With our kayaking experience and network of pilots, kayakers, and friends we track the best locations for bergs each day. Stroll the beaches or climb the hills overlooking the hidden coves where the massive bergs hide. For those game to visit them in their natural habitat we also offer an optional outing where we will kayak in sheltered bays.
- Four nights lodging
- Fjord boat tour
- Park fees
- Theatre performance
- Rental vehicle
Per Person Price: $850 + tax, based on double occupancy
All prices are in Canadian dollars. Applicable taxes include 15% HST.