Westward Viking Festival


  • L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
L'Anse aux Meadows

Enjoy Viking-sized celebrations during the ten day Westward Viking Festival in July. Activities include: guided tours, music, dancing and storytelling inspired by Iceland, Norway and Newfoundland. Meet costumed Vikings and bring along your cloak and cap!

For ten exhilarating days in July, you can be an honourary local and take in the Northern Peninsula’s extraordinary cultural heritage and natural wonders at the Westward Viking Festival. Events are held across the region, and as part of the festival, L’Anse aux Meadows hosts the Real Taste of Vinland Gala. Dance the night away to traditional Irish or Newfoundland music. Listen as Viking interpreters share Viking Sagas, filled with larger-than-life heroes and epic battles. Get hands-on practice on traditional Viking crafts such as naal binding, a form of one-needle knitting.

Daily Event Schedule:

Schedule for July 21st to July 25th

Schedule for July 21st to July 25th

Schedule for July 26th to July 31st

Schedule for July 26th to July 31st

This event is organized by Parks Canada. For more information please contact the L'Anse aux Meadows Visitor Centre at (709) 623-2608