Iceberg Viewing Holiday

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Remote Wildlife and Iceberg Watching Holiday at Historic Lighthouse Canada

The wild island of Quirpon boasts the longest iceberg viewing season in Newfoundland. Located on the most northerly tip of the province, the island is home to an historic lighthouse which is perfectly situated to spot passing whales and mighty icebergs. Whales are constant companions off the shores of Quirpon, often coming close enough to the rocks to be touched. The fully restored lighthouse has been converted into a comfortable inn, welcoming visitors to the wild edge of the world. This short break can be adapted as part of a longer self-drive holiday in Newfoundland and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

Day 1:

Depart from St John’s on a short flight to St Anthony in the north of Newfoundland. Here you will be met by your host for the next few days or opt to collect a hire car to drive to the island.

Continue your journey stopping at the UNESCO world heritage site; L’Anse aux Meadows. The Meadows are North America’s only Viking site where it is possible to meet ‘Bjorn the Beautiful’, a Viking descendant. The thousand year old archaeological village is widely accepted as evidence of the first European presence in North America, five hundred years before Columbus.

The Inn is located on the deserted Quirpon Island, Newfoundland’s most northerly trip. The lighthouse is reached by a short ferry ride across sheltered waters. The island is Newfoundland’s best location for spotting whales and icebergs, so try to beat the captain at spotting them.

Staying at: Quirpon Lighthouse Inn



Day 2:

Start the day with a nourishing breakfast, before exploring the island’s unique sites and delicate biology. Hike across the wild scrub of the inner island pocked with small lakes or navigate cliff-top trails keeping an eye out for passing whales and Icebergs. Get up close with the wonders of the sea with an exhilarating zodiac coastline excursion. Travel into open waters and tiny coves in search of the island's native wildlife.

If the weather takes a turn wander down to the indoor whale watching station with a good book to relax whilst listening for the sound of the whales. Quirpon Island's remote location at the northern tip of Newfoundland is perfectly situated to observe the icebergs throughout the whole of July to the start of August and whales from June all the way through to September.

Day 3:

During your visit you can enjoy the works of local artists including whale bone carvings, paintings and clothing that evoke cultures that have survived for centuries.

Your stay on Quirpon concludes with a short drive to St. Anthony airport before catching your flight to St. John's. This holiday can be tailored to meet your needs and can easily be incorporated as part of a self drive around the impressive wilderness of Newfoundland.

PRICE

From £1075 per person, based on two sharing (excluding international flights)

£1075.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,183 EUR | 1,408 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

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Price Includes

  • Flights from St. Johns to St. Anthony

  • Transfers

  • L’Anse aux Meadows site pass

  • Two nights’ accommodations at Quirpon Lighthouse Inn

  • All meals while on Quirpon Island

  • Ferry to and from Quirpon Island

  • Zodiac boat tour

  • Grenfell Historic Properties site pass

 

All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service

  • Personalised travel documents

  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your personalised travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration 

Price Excludes

  • International flights

  • Gratuity

  • Alcohol

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

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