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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  • From childhood I read that the Vikings "discovered" America long before Columbus. L'Anse Aux Meadows proves it. Very interesting reconstruction of the old Viking settlement. The artists dressed like V...  more »
  • We were here in September on a beautiful warm day. The location is beautiful. As others have said, you start at the Visitors' Center. Watching the film is a good way to orient yourself before going ou...  more »
  • While archaeologists still debate whether this site is a Viking settlement or an early First Nation settlement, the re-imagined restoration is a great visit. Enthusiastic guides and re-enactors portra...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take in the free tour put on by parks Canada... very entertaining, informative and well done. Great set up for causal walk
  • The guide is phenomenal! He grew up playing on this grounds and has wonderful stories to tell!
  • 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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