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Newfoundland

Listed under Islands in Newfoundland, Canada.

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Probably not what most people would think of when they imagine their perfect island holiday, Newfoundland is a place of rocky coastlines, wild water, untouched wilderness and unique traditional culture. This is a great place for adventurers, there is hiking, rafting, canyoning, whale watching, skiing and snowmobiling and a vast variety of wildlife, including 22 different species of whale, 350 kinds of bird and the official animal, the Caribou make Newfoundland their home.

The culture of the place comes from the mix of settlers who first arrived on the island from Ireland, England and France. Newfoundland has its own dialect which has developed here in semi-isolation over the past 500 years. Newfoundlanders also have a reputation for hospitality.

Newfoundland was first settled by the Vikings around 1000AD - the first European settlement of the Americas - and there are still remnants of the occupation at L’Anse aux Meadows.

Written by  Lindsay Drury.

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