Those who have never been to the very tip — St. Anthony and the L’Anse aux Meadows area — are often surprised at how much there is to see and do.
In recent years, the Northern Peninsula has seen an increase in tourist activity, including more cruise ships and tour buses.
The manager of Norstead Inc., also known as the Viking Village, Deneka Burden, says there are kinds of visitors — locals, people from outside the province and country, people who come by sea and by land.
In 2015, Norstead welcomed 8,000 people to the site. In 2016, that number jumped to almost 11,000.
“Last year was the best we’ve ever had since our grand opening in 2000,” said Burden.