Lay of the Land
Fogo Island sits off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, making it an island off the coast of an island. Fogo Island Inn owner, Zita Cobb, describes its location as “Far away from far away.” The inn sits on the north coast, in a prime spot for iceberg viewing in spring and early summer, and the huge, lumbering ice giants float down the Labrador Current.
Fly to Newfoundland (St. John’s or Gander) then drive to Farewell Harbor to meet the ferry to Fogo Island. Guests can also fly on small, private planes or helicopters from Newfoundland mainland to Fogo Island.
When to Go
Fogo Island claims to have seven seasons, including cool summers and cold winters. Favorite times to visit however are when icebergs are floating past the inn (May through June) and in the fall, when there are berries to pick (the island boasts about two dozen types) and the chance of spotting Northern Lights.