Newfoundland and Labrador
Private jet charter and flights to Newfoundland and Labrador
While much of the Atlantic Coast – from Florida all the way up to Nova Scotia – is scattered with major cities and coastal resorts, Newfoundland and Labrador remains relatively untouched. There are mountains, fjords and hundreds of miles of coastline as well as plenty of historic fishing villages that are full of character and colour. Seek out wildlife, discover over 9,000 years of human history and see one of the world’s most incredible seasonal natural spectacles – Iceberg Alley. Experience it all and charter a private jet with Air Charter Service to Newfoundland and Labrador .
Epic coastal landscapes, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and part of one of North America’s most famous long-distance hikes await in western Newfoundland. Between Point aux Basques in the south and St Anthony in the north, you can hike the trails and cruise the fjords of Gros Morne National Park; ascend the peaks of the Long Range Mountains (the northernmost section of the ancient Appalachians); and discover the region’s Viking history at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.
Arguably the province’s most famous national park, Gros Morne is a real beauty with its mountains, meadows and glacier-carved flooded valleys. Hundreds of miles of trails create a hiker’s heaven and the exposed section of the Earth’s mantle makes it a must-visit for budding geologists – scientists proved the theory of plate tectonics in the park’s Tablelands region. Boat tours of the Western Brook Pond, one of the park’s most beautiful and accessible fjords, depart from a dock reached by a 45-minute walk across bogs and through woods. Alternatively, beach-lovers can visit the two-mile-long Shallow Bay Beach near the town of Cow Head and watersports enthusiasts can rent a kayak to explore hidden coves and sheltered bays.
Just off Newfoundland’s north coast in the ruggedly scenic Notre Dame Bay is a scattering of islands lined with bays, coves and rocky outcrops. The largest, Fogo, boasts natural wonders, fascinating human history and some incredibly charming coastal communities. Learn about the indigenous Beothuk, European settlers and the island’s rich maritime heritage and see the colourful clapboard-clad houses of the town of Tilting. You can also follow cliff-top parks and stay a few nights at the ultra-modern Fogo Island Inn, a boutique property with rooftop spa and unrivalled sea views.
Northern Newfoundland’s island-dotted coastline is the site of one of Canada’s most spectacular natural wonders, Iceberg Alley. Every spring, giant sections of ice drift down from western Greenland and the Canadian Arctic on the Labrador Current to be carried along the coast. Some icebergs hang around for a few weeks, while others seem to slide past quickly. One of the best places to see them from dry land is at Long Point Lighthouse on the island of Twillingate, while in the late spring and early summer you can take a boat or kayak tour into the shadow of the towering chunks of ice. Between late May and early June, the waters of Notre Dame Bay teem with feeding marine mammals and you may be lucky enough to experience the rare sight of a humpback breaching in front of a passing iceberg.
Over in eastern Newfoundland, the three peninsulas of Bonavista, Burin and Avalon dominate the map. The former is home to the town of the same name and the site where Venetian explorer Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) first landed on his late 15th-century voyage to North America. Throughout the peninsula, you can visit some of the island’s oldest towns including Trinity, as well as picture-perfect Atlantic fishing villages that appear to cling to the hillside and skim the waterfront. Separating Fortune Bay from Placentia Bay on the south coast, the Burin Peninsula is home to communities that seem frozen in time. As well as stopping off in fishing villages, you can take a short trip across the international border into France – the archipelago of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon is a remote outpost of the European nation.
The final of the three main peninsulas is Avalon, the setting of historic provincial capital St John’s with its rainbow clapboard houses lining hilly streets. It’s the region’s largest city, but retains a real small-town atmosphere and is scenically beautiful too. Attractions include Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, where Marconi received the first transatlantic signal; the living museum of Quidi Vidi; and winding George Street, which is lined with bars and restaurants.
A 15-minute drive from the centre of town, you can watch the sunrise before everyone else on the continent at North America’s most easterly point, Cape Spear. As you sit in the shadow of the lighthouse or follow the East Coast Trail, you may also see feeding whales breaching just offshore or the drifting icebergs of Iceberg Alley. Other must-sees on the Avalon Peninsula include the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve with its puffin colonies; and Cape Race, where distress signals from the Titanic were first received on that fateful night in April 1912.
The region of Labrador, Newfoundland’s lesser-visited neighbour, is a land of untamed wilderness and unspoilt landscapes. Here you’ll find soaring mountains, wild lakes and trout-filled rivers; northern lights dancing in the winter night sky; and polar bears stalking the northern reaches. Visit Atlantic Canada’s tallest lighthouse at Point Amour; explore the Mealy Mountains National Park Preserve and enjoy the untouched beaches of Wonderstrands; or go completely off-grid and visit Torngat Mountains National Park at the province’s northern tip. The park is hard to access and has no roads, so it’s recommended you travel with a trained Inuit polar bear guard.
There are a number of airports, aerodromes and heliports throughout the province, including international airfields of Gander and St John’s in Newfoundland. Simply contact our team and we can arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Newfoundland and Labrador.