The view: Stunning seascape panorama from an isolated island at the northern tip of Newfoundland with migrating whales and icebergs drifting along “Iceberg Alley” just offshore.

The room: 10 rooms in two houses next to a now-automated lighthouse are simply furnished with shared bathrooms and locally-made furniture.

The hotel: Reached by a 45-minute boat trip from the mainland, close to the L’Anse aux Meadows Viking settlement, it was once the lighthouse keepers’ cottages. Guests enjoy home-made traditional suppers, and there is no TV or telephones.

Stay: Windows on the Wild ( offers Quirpon on Newfoundland tours.

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