Route 430, also known as the Viking Trail, departs the Trans-Canada Highway at Deer Lake and goes all the way north through empty landscapes to St. Anthony, a daunting drive of some 418km (260 miles, which could take you 10 to 11 hours to negotiate, stops not included, due to the elevation changes and rough roads).
You can shorten this slog by taking a flight to tiny St. Anthony Airport (happy airport code: YAY); the airport is on Route 430, about 32km (20 miles) west of St. Anthony. Rental cars are available at the airstrip; call tel. 709/454-3192 for more info. Provincial Airlines (tel. 800/563-2800 from eastern Canada or 709/576-1666; www.provincialairlines.ca) flies in from St. John's.
For information about the Great Northern Peninsula and the Viking Trail, contact the Viking Trail Tourism Association, P.O. Box 251, St. Anthony, NL A0K 4T0 (tel. 877/778-4546 or 709/454-8888; www.vikingtrail.org).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.