Most Canadian’s don’t realize how far Newfoundland really is. An Island off the east coast of Canada, we had to jump on a 14 hour ferry to get there.
Newfoundland is also a very large island so if you really want to explore I would give yourself a few weeks to do it. I was there for 12 days and that wasn’t nearly long enough.
A couple of notable things you should check out.
1. St John’s – not to be confused with St. John, New Brunswick (I don’t know why one of them couldn’t pick a different name). St. John’s is a cool little city with a hip vibe and a few great restaurants and coffee shops. You should also try iceberg beer by the Quidi Vidi brewery when you are there. It goes down like water and it’s just as refreshing. I would also strongly recommend a a boat cruise. It’s worth the $45 and you may even get to see puffins or whales depending on the season. Dress warmly! It’s cool in St. John’s and ten times colder on the water.
2. The East coast trail, the light house and the most Eastern point in North America. You could do all these in one day. The East coat trail is beautiful along the water. It takes hours to complete the entire thing but you can also break it up and do it in parts.
3. Gros Morne National Park. Newfoundland is stunning and Gros Morne may be the most beautiful place in Newfoundland. Go camping or rent a rustic Cabin. There are numerous trails to choose from but make sure you climb Gros Morne Mountain. It is the hardest trail in the park and it takes about 9 hours but the view are totally worth it. It’s also the most Southern piece of arctic tundra. You will be happy to be on flat land with no rocks when you are finished but the views from the top are spectacular!