Norstead Viking Village, L'Anse aux Meadows

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Step into daily Scandinavian life circa 790 CE to 1066 CE with a visit to Norstead Viking Village. This living history site depicts a Viking village or port of trade, complete with a boathouse, chieftain's hall, church, and blacksmith's shop. In the boathouse you'll find a 16 m (54 ft) replica Viking knarr, a merchant ship that sailed from Greenland to Newfoundland in 1998. Throughout the village you'll find enthusiastic and knowledgeable interpreters dressed in period costume who bring the site to life by showcasing how people lived. For example, you can watch demonstrations on knitting and cooking. Before you head to L'Anse aux Meadows, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly L'Anse aux Meadows travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that L'Anse aux Meadows has to offer, including Norstead Viking Village.
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  • Great replica of a Viking village. The staff were extremely friendly and full of information. Very nice location by the water.  more »
  • This site in the northwest corner of Newfoundland was across grin one of the trip highlights where we visited the re-creation of a very early Viking settlement, complete with underground houses, guide...  more »
  • It was a great little village across from the real Viking village, the people there were knowledge and had a great gift shop.  more »