Join us as we drive the Trans Labrador Highway to the eastern shores of Labrador, the western coastline of Newfoundland and the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia.
You will be tracing the routes of Vikings from over 1,000 years ago and their first settlements in North America, while encountering a wide array of wildlife—moose, puffins, seals and whales—this 4,000 mile journey will most certainly be an adventure not to be forgotten.
This is a self-drive off-road trip where each traveler or group of travelers will be driving their own personal 4-wheel drive vehicle. Each vehicle will be required to be outfitted with a minimum amount of recovery gear.
Costs are $2,950 per vehicle and driver—double occupancy – and includes all hotels, camping and park fees, all breakfasts and dinners, guides, ferries and activities. Each additional occupant will be $925. Does not include fuel, alcohol or optional activities and meals.
What to Bring
Each person or group of people should bring the following items:
- First Aid Kit
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad/mattress
- Plates, utensils
- Bug spray
Make sure to bring any prescription medications that you may need.
Be prepared for a little bit of everything. From rain, warm temperatures and cold nights. Labrador and Newfoundland are anything but predictable. With that in mind bring clothing that would be appropriate for any kind of weather. The average temperature is right around 60 degrees Fahrenheit with the potential of it getting into the 40s at night.
Please leave valuable jewelry and other items at home. This includes firearms unless you have appropriate arrangements made with the Canadian government.
You will need an U.S. Passport to gain entry into Canada. Please make sure you current passport is valid. No pets please.
Please make certain that family members or friends are aware of your schedule and have appropriate contact names and numbers.
We will have access to satellite phones while traveling through Labrador, while the rest of the trip will have relatively decent cell phone coverage. Most hotels/inns will have wireless internet service as well.
We will have communication with each other via UHF radios that I will be bringing. These have very good range and excellent sound quality.
Wheeling in the Land of Icebergs, Caribou, and Vikings — Truck Trend, December 2004