Less than a five-hour flight from the UK, the island of Newfoundland is conveniently close, while still feeling like a new frontier. It makes up part of the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, on Canada's most easterly edge, and boasts a land of rugged coastlines, technicolour towns and untouched isles. A similar size to England, Newfoundland is home to breaching whales, 10,000-year-old icebergs, mountains, fjords and forests. It’s Canada’s road less travelled, despite being so easy to get to; so where better to unleash your inner explorer?
A Newfoundland adventure starts in the charming city of St John's – the most far-flung eastern city in North America. Incredibly colourful and quaint, this miniature metropolis is a melting pot of wildlife, fine dining and creative arts. It is steeped in tradition and authenticity, whilst also emanating that uniquely Canadian energy, warmth and hospitality. Beyond that you'll find miles upon miles of coastal wilderness, calving glaciers and postcard-perfect landscapes.
Wherever you want to start your pioneering holiday to Newfoundland, our Travel Experts are here to help – check out our Discover Newfoundland & Labrador itinerary to get you started.
Popular Newfoundland Holidays
Surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, Newfoundland is an adventurer's paradise – from Gros Morne National Park with its freshwater fjords and Tablelands mountain range, to the captivating Viking history of the island. Moose, bears, whales, eagles and puffins – to name a few – call Newfoundland home at various times throughout the year, making this Canadian province a destination for wildlife enthusiasts too. It’s also one of the most breathtaking, untouched regions in the whole of Canada and its close proximity to London means it's perfect for a short break or longer adventure.
However you decide to spend your time in Newfoundland, our Travel Experts can help you create a tailor-made holiday from our range of Journeys itineraries. These include everything from hand-picked hotels and international flights, to car hire and unique, local experiences. To start building your itinerary, chat to one of our Travel Experts today.
More About Newfoundland
Currency: Canadian dollar
Getting there: Fly direct to St John’s International Airport (5 hours) or fly to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and get the ferry across to Newfoundland.
Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required.
Top 3 Things to Do in Newfoundland
- Take in the colourful architecture of downtown St John’s
- Explore Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Discover L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America
When to Go to Newfoundland
Newfoundland has something incredible to discover no matter what time you visit. In particular, early summer (May onwards), although still cool, is a great time to visit the capital of St John's. Icebergs can still be seen as late as June here, while whales make their way to the shores of Newfoundland to feed from June right through to late August.
July and August are the most popular months to visit with temperatures reaching as high as 25°C, although it's worth noting they can also dip as low as 12°C. But, as Newfoundlanders say: "There is no such thing as bad weather – just bad clothing." The key to any visit here is to bring lots of layers. Visit in October when it's chilly but wonderfully crisp. Newfoundland boasts a short but breathtaking fall foliage season, with colours typically peaking in late September/early October.
Why Book Your Newfoundland Holiday With Flight Centre
Newfoundland Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Newfoundland holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.
Local knowledge: With Experts in Canada and in the UK, we’ll not only tailor make an itinerary for you, but also offer local tips and advice to ensure you get the best out of your Newfoundland holiday.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierg and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Newfoundland holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated concierge and our 24/7 Emergency Assist service.