Newfoundland and Labrador are renowned for its rugged natural beauty and rich wildlife, lending itself perfectly for a hiking experience unlike anywhere else in North America.

With the North Atlantic Ocean at its doorstep, Newfoundland and Labrador (commonly referred to as ‘The Rock’) is home to one of the best places in the world to view icebergs, “Iceberg Alley”. On a sunny day and in season, view these 10,000-year-old glacial giants varying in shapes, sizes and colours ranging from snow-white to the deepest aquamarine.

For hikers of all abilities there is plenty to challenge yourself to. The East Coast Trail is a series of 26 wilderness paths totalling over 300 km, where you view ocean splendours from the shore while traversing towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and visit numerous lighthouses, friendly communities, abandoned settlements, and ecological reserves.

On the west coast of Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is where you’ll find dramatic fjords, the Long Range Mountains, and North America's northernmost part of the International Appalachian Trail. This is home for more than 120,000 moose (one of the highest population densities in North America), one of the world's largest caribou herds, and some of the continent's biggest black bears.

At the tip of the island and you’ll feel like you’ve traveled back to the Viking age; L’Anse aux Meadows is home to the earliest known European settlement in the New World – The archaeological remains at have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the mainland of Northern Labrador, Torngat Mountains National Park encompasses a vast, untouched wilderness area and some of the oldest mountains in the world.

For animal lovers, spot whales (22 species including minke, sperm, pothead, blue, orca, and the world's largest population of humpbacks), millions of seabirds (gannets, puffins, storm-petrels, etc) while further inland keep an eye out for rare birds such as the European golden plover, Northern wheatear, harlequin duck, piping plover, and birds of prey such as hawks, falcons, ospreys, owls, and American bald eagles.

Discover Newfoundland & Labrador the active way on a self-guided or guided hiking trip with North America Active.

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As the pioneers of self guided active travel in Newfoundland & Labrador you can expect a seamless experience. Our quality tour notes and logistical expertise sets us apart and ensures a quality experience for you.

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Quality services at the best price make our Newfoundland & Labrador hiking and cycling trips great value for money. Having essential items included like National Park fees, accommodations, most meals, bikes for cycling trips, maps and support for peace of mind. Our inclusions allow you to better budget for your big adventure.

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