Newfoundland Limestone Barrens

Cypripedium reginae
Amerorchis rotundifolia
8 day tour
$3255 USD per person double occupancy; $3915 USD single occupancy
Friday, June 28, 2024
Saturday, July 06, 2024
Newfoundland Limestone Barrens

The unique limestone barrens of Newfoundland, a habitat found nowhere else on earth, are located at a botanical cross-roads.  Here you can find the southernmost distribution of many Arctic plant species.  Some of the alpine plants are more commonly seen in the Alps or northern Scandinavia. There are even Rocky Mountain outliers! And not surprisingly there are even several endemic species. Also on this tour will visit L’Anse-aux-Meadows, the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America.  We will spend several days in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site noted for its spectacular geology, not to mention serpentine barrens with unique flora. In Gros Morne we will take a boat tour through the stunning Western Brook Pond, a land-locked fjord.  We will also take a whale and iceberg boat tour from out of St. Anthony. In Flower’s Cove we will see rare thrombolites, fossilized remains of blue-green algae dating back over 600 million years! Join Todd Boland and Julia Corden on this exciting tour where the alpines meet the sea.


You must be a NARGS member to register.  The planned itinerary is discussed in the brochure: