Fogo Island Inn

Recommended Package: Seven Seasons

Designed for National Geographic

This package itinerary can be customized to your specific interests and needs.

3-night stay for two in the Labrador Suite: starting at $5,925

Rates are based on double occupancy in the Labrador Suite.

Itinerary

Day 1: Gander/Fogo Island

Arrive at Gander International Airport, where you'll be greeted by your Community Host. Your host is a local who will accompany you on the ferry (45 minutes) and ground (2 hours) transfers to Fogo, telling you about island life along the way. As you ride across Hamilton Sound, keep your eyes peeled for herds of caribou. Upon arrival at Fogo Island Inn, settle into your suite. This evening, savor gourmet Newfoundland cuisine while taking in views over the wild North Atlantic through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the lodge dining room. Later this evening, enjoy a champagne toast and unwind in the rooftop hot tub, soaking and stargazing while listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the coast below.

Day 2: Fogo Island

Enjoy the warm pastries and coffee delivered to your door at daybreak, and later join the other lodge guests for breakfast in the dining room. The rest of the morning is devoted to experiences exclusively offered to National Geographic travelers.Spend time with a Community Host who endured life on the island during the depletion of the cod population, which led to resettlement for many Fogo Island families. After hearing a firsthand account of this pivotal period in the island’s history, head to the lodge cinema with your host to watch a National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary on the resettlement. Then join a community host on a hike to a root cellar, and return indoors with your host for another cultural immersion through a lesson in traditional preserve making.

Day 3: Fogo Island

With seven to choose from, there’s a perfect Fogo Island season for every type of traveler. Today, you’ll set out on excursions designed to connect you with the spirit of the season. During your time spent back at the lodge, you’ll be treated to scrumptious gourmet meals and enjoy access to the onsite cinema, library, contemporary art gallery, and more.

Spring (April 1 to May 31): Springtime guests of Fogo Island are likely to see the first icebergs drifting by their windows and whales breaching just offshore. Get a closer look at these wonders while walking island footpaths, or should the pack ice have sufficiently melted from the harbours, take to the water for an optional cruise through Iceberg Alley.

Trap Berth (June 1 to June 30): Embrace the season’s maritime mood and row a traditional punt boat through coastal waters. Landlubbers can explore Fogo’s colorful landscapes during this peak period for wildflower blooms.

Summer (July 1 to August 31): Head to one of Fogo’s sandy beaches, where you can spot nesting puffins and spot whales breaching in Atlantic waters. Hidden inland ponds await waders and trout fishermen.

Berry (September 1 to October 31): Walk ancient footpaths with your picking pail, foraging for blueberries, marsh berries, and partridgeberries. Deliver your bounty to the chefs and they will ensure it is packed to return home with you.

Late Fall (November 1 to November 30): Snuggle up next to one of the lodge’s six wood-burning fireplaces with a warm beverage in hand. Outside, beach bonfires blaze and caribou have begun to graze—invitations to embrace the escalating chill of the season.

Winter (December 1 to February 28): Strap on snow shoes to track caribou across rolling hills, or lace up a pair of skates for a glide across inland ice ponds. Those hoping to hibernate can retreat to the lodge library or cinema or enjoy live music at the bar.

Pack Ice (March 1 to March 31): Spot seals and seabirds scurrying across the floes and track changes in the ice as it moves in and out of Fogo Island’s harbours with the tides. Or opt to observe the ice from the cozy confines of the inn, where music, storytelling, and artisan workshops give a festive glow to the final days of deep frost.

Day 4: Depart

Enjoy one last delicious breakfast before meeting up with your Community Host for the ferry and ground transfers to Gander International Airport.

Included

  • National Geographic Exclusive: Spend time with a Community Host who endure life on the island during the depletion of the cod population, which led to resettlement for many Fogo families. After hearing a firsthand account of this pivotal period in the island's history, head to the lodge cinema with your host to watch a documentary on the resettlement. Then join a community gardener on a hike to a root cellar, and return indoors with your host for a lesson in traditional preserve making.
  • A rooftop champagne toast
  • Ground and ferry boat transfer from Gander International Airport
  • Daybreak service of morning coffee, tea, and pastries
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Half-day orientation to the island with a Community Host
  • Access to Fogo Island's contemporary art gallery, library, cinema, and rooftop saunas and hot tubs
  • Wi-fi
  • Service charges—the inn has a no-tipping policy.

Not Included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional excursions
  • A 15% HST tax, current as of July 1, 2016. Subject to change.

Child Policy

  • Children age 12 and under may share a room with adults at no additional charge.