Sunday Times: Escape the Crowds

Thirty great holidays you’ll have all to yourself – #5


A Canadian wilderness of a more watery nature is to be found on Quirpon Island, at the northern tip of Newfoundland.  Here, in high summer, you can watch icebergs drifting south along the Labrador Current, and see humpback and minke whales, dolphins and sea birds, all of which come to breed at this crucial maritime crossroads.  Nearby is- the site of the only confirmed Viking settlement in North America.