Road Trip to the Great Northern Peninsula

Mountains around the Western Brook fiord

Last weekend I accompanied my husband on a work trip to the Great Northern Peninsula. Also known as the Viking Peninsula, it is a large rural area in western Newfoundland, located north of Gros Morne National Park and extending to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, a former Viking settlement at its northern tip. The region is known for its Long Range Mountains, the most northern section of the Appalachians.

Both the park and the Viking settlement are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Having visited the region several times in summer, I was excited to travel to the west coast for my first opportunity to see the mountains covered in snow. Lucky timing too, as it’s been an odd winter. Most areas off the Avalon Peninsula didn’t get any amount of snow until late February and early March. Marble Mountain skiers didn’t hit the slopes until March 4th, due to lack of snow and the new Covid-19 variant. Strange times indeed!

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Paul’s work will soon take us to the lovely town of Bonavista, another locale I look forward to seeing in the off-season for the first time. Stay tuned for more photos! Perhaps they’ll be more spring-like.  🙂

46 thoughts on “Road Trip to the Great Northern Peninsula

  1. Hi Jennifer – I just love seeing these pictures of where you live and pictures from your travels. How far a ride is the Great Northern Peninsula from where you live? So much to look at and I love seeing the ocean in the winter.

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  2. Wow! I hope your husband didn’t mind us all tagging along for the trip as well! 😀 Oh, the landscape is stunning, surreal and something from movies! The mountains look glorious covered in snow and what incredible sweeping breathtaking views! A beautiful start to my day … the wild expanse will stay with me! Hugs xx 😀❤️

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    1. Hi Annika! I’m so pleased you tagged along—the more the merrier! 😀 And I’m thrilled you enjoyed the post. It’s truly stunning out there and I did my best to capture what I could. One of my most favourite summer destinations on our island for sure, although it was super special to see it in winter. Hugs back xx ❤

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    1. It’s a win/win because he likes the company when he has to take a long trip. The change of scenery is great too, for both of us, after being locked down so much with the pandemic. Thanks for visiting, Diana, and have a lovely Sunday! xx

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