Fogo is NL’s largest island, it is about 25 km (16 miles) long and 14 km (9 miles) wide. A rugged, sub-arctic land that is home to 2,400 residents.
Fogo is also one of Newfoundland’s oldest coastal communities and a significant port that first appeared on the Bertius Map in 1606. Here you will meet a resilient people that have a special place and respect in my heart.
Not only did they reject government resettlement of the 1950s-1970s, but they survived and now prosper thanks in large part to tourism. Today, 11 charming, old-world towns dot these tranquil, rocky shores.
On Fogo Island, there exist countless adventure, cultural engagement & wellness opportunities to immerse yourself in, a true travel gem. Even the Flat Earth Society believes this rugged land to be one of earth’s four corners. Take a peek…
How To Get To Fogo Island
Getting to Fogo Island is easy! From Gander International Airport, take a 45-minute drive north on Route 330 for 83 km (52 miles) to the Farewell Ferry Terminal.
The Foodie Trail
Less than a dozen restaurants can be found on Fogo Island, but do not let this deter you. This little island offers up world class food that is an exceptionally prepared, delicious and sustainably harvested! And here seafood is king! To begin, authentic Newfoundland cuisine consists of the staples. We recommend trying all these dishes.
Where To Eat
Nicole’s Cafe – Joe Batt’s Arm
The food at Nicole’s Café is outstanding. A creative mix of modern and traditional recipes that are unique, culturally rich, locally relevant, inventive and home-style. A true collaboration among the people who fish, forage and farm!
Fogo Island Inn – Joe Batt’s Arm
Rugged, minimalist architecture, a million dollar view and out of this world culinary creations. Relaxed, fine dining at the internationally acclaimed Fogo Island Inn is a foodie experience in itself. Their menu is focused on wild things from the North Atlantic, foraged plants, and berries and local seasonal produce.
Beaches Bar & Grill – Town Of Fogo
Flat Earth Coffee, Cafe & Roastery – Shoal Bay
Flat Earth Coffee is the spot for fabulous coffee. Single trade and roasted, their beans are imported from various exotic locales. In addition to its outpost, they also have a canteen on the ferry. Enjoy on the crossings!
And For The Insatiable Sweet Tooth…
Growlers Ice Cream Shop – Joe Batt’s Arm
Growlers Ice Cream Shop offers locally handcrafted gourmet ice cream showcasing traditional and regional flavors. Their name comes from growlers which are small chunks of iceberg common along the NE coast during late spring-early summer.
Town Of Tilting – Population 204
A National Historic Site and Registered Heritage District, Tilting Is a surviving rare example of a once common Irish-Newfoundland cultural landscape.
Town Of Fogo – Population 658
Fogo is the largest community on the island and may very well be the site of the first settlement.
Additional Cultural Must-Sees
Marine Interpretation Centre – Seldom-Little Seldom
Brett House – Joe Batt’s Arm
Local Artists, Residencies & Galleries
Not content with just being a foodie capital, Fogo Island has quickly established itself as a creative arts destination. Dotting their rocky shores you will discover funky artisans and artist studios.
Outdoor Adventure & Exploration
Hikes & Walks
Lion’s Den Trail – (5 km/3.1 mile, 2 hours, moderate)