Adventure vacations make us feel life. Whether hiking, skiing, or climbing, outdoor activities allow us to experience nature in a unique way, share exciting moments with our loved ones, learn about different cultures, and create memories for a lifetime. Energy vacations fill our lives with adrenaline and take us out of our comfort zone, allowing us to do things that we never thought we could do before. For those with a passion for travel and a taste for exciting outdoor activities, we’ve put together a list of classic adventure vacations around the world. From legendary snow skiing in Japan to climbing Moab’s sandstone towers, here is the ultimate list of buckets.
Glacier hiking in Iceland
Iceland is home to some of the most mundane landscapes on earth. Known as “the land of fire and ice”, you can find glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, fjords, glaciers, geysers … all in the same country! And as if that wasn’t enough, Iceland is one of the few places in the world where you can enjoy Aurora Borealis (or Aurora Borealis). Hiking is one of the best ways to explore Iceland (here is a list of the best tours in the country). However, there is something better: frozen hiking. A few kilometers from Reykjavik, there is the Sólheimajökull glacier. During the day, you can wear a pair of ribbons and cross this ice ceiling. And when night comes, get ready for a surreal and magical experience to see the Northern Lights. Sounds like a great plan, right?
Via ferrata in the Dolomites
This outdoor activity, which consists of climbing a protected road on a mountain with a belt attached to a steel cable, was literally born in the Dolomites. This exciting mountain range in northern Italy was one of the battlegrounds of the First World War, and soldiers built these roads to navigate the mountains. Today, ferratas are gaining popularity worldwide, especially in the Alps. The Dolomites offer a variety of climbing trails for all abilities – some are great for a family trip (even if you have young children), while others present extreme challenges that are limited only to adrenaline junkies.
Skiing in Japan
Japan is an incredible tourist destination for many reasons: culture, food, nature, and very light snow! This Asian country receives some of the largest snowfall in the world, especially on the northern island of Hokkaido, which is a magnet for off-piste skiers looking to run outside the limits of ski resorts. So where are you going to ski off-piste in Japan? Niseko, the country’s largest ski resort, is perhaps the most obvious option (and it’s a great option!). However, other areas in Hokkaido provide access to impressive off-piste skiing, such as Sapporo, Furano, and the less-traveled island of Rishiri. Honshu Island, on the other hand, is home to the Japanese Alps and has some well-known off-piste ski areas, such as Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen.