A road trip through rugged Newfoundland is high on the bucket list of two seasoned UK travelers. Adding Labrador kicks it up another notch with vibrant cultural experiences, true wildness and icebergs !
June is iceberg time and, along with favorable rates, this is the major reason why we suggested an earlier start. Getting to know the locals features high on the list as well. As Newfoundland and Labrador is famous for its genuine hospitality and varied culture. Rest assured that Newfoundlanders will take an active interest in you, sharing their lives and their culture readily.
|Dates||24 days in June 2022|
|Region||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Transportation||Rental car (midsize)|
|Driving distance||2950 km|
|Accommodation||Hotels, Bed and Breakfast, lodges|
|Highlights||Mix of nature and culture. Whale and puffin excursions. Icebergs in June (or May). Great food. Meeting people – wanting to be on the ‘inside‘ of local culture rather than a spectator.|
|Day 1-2||Arrival HSt John’s. City hikes, relaxing. Signal Hill, Pittoresque townsites. Celtic Music Fest.|
|Day 3||Bay Bulls. East Coast trail hike. Puffins & Whales in Bay Bulls|
|Day 4-5||Trinity Bay. Snorkeling with whales and hikes.|
|Day 6||Terra Nova National Park. A better than average chance to spot a moose.|
|Day 7||Twillingate. Pittoresque and little known. Iceberg alley extraordinaire.|
|Day 8-10||On to Gros Morne National Park – fjords, tundra and highlands. Boat excursion.|
|Day 11||Drive & ferry to Southern Labrador|
|Day 12-15||Charlotte Town and Battle Harbour. Historically significant. Red Bay Historical Site (vikings).|
|Day 16||Ferry to Newfoundland. Hare bay reserve (slightest of chances to see a polar bear…..) & St Anthony.|
|Day 17-19||L’anse aux Meadows National Historic Site – Viking history. Southward journey via Cupids & Briggus|
|Day 20-22||Driving towards St John’s via Pouch Cove. Day Hike East Coast Trail. Lovely BB to stay!|
|Day 23||St John’s – pubs, topsy turvy roads. Regatta (traditional rowing and music festival – august only).|
|Day 23-24||Departure St John’s and arrival home.|
CostNature Trek Canada does not promote ‘off the shelf’ travel packages. Every vacation is custom made based on your interests and preferences.
The trip budget is based on the actual trip planned to take place in 2022.
|Cost per person (€1 = $Can 1.44)||$ Can||€|
|Return flight Air Canada London-St John’s-London (checked bagage included)||1137||790|
|Car rental (Midsize, 2 drivers, all in)||648||450|
|Accommodation Lodges (22)||2200||1527|
|Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel, booking costs, insurance etc.)||476||330|
|Excursion whales and puffins (2x)||140||98|
|Excursion Boat tour Gros Morne||66||46|
|Total (international airfare included – return flight from Toronto makes tripprice $5200/€3611)||5804||4031|
|Custom Travel Plan & organization of your trip *
Traveling by rental car and tent camping would result in a $1000/€695 saving per person. Notes - RV rental is significantly cheaper in Nova Scotia. Snorkeling can only be included if traveler has certification.