One 100,000 square km filled with natural wonders, spectacular views and a range of activities that will keep your heart racing at all times. Get yourself into a car and begin your trip from the capital, Reykjavik. Two hours away you’ll reach the Golden Circle where you can snorkel in Silfra. It’s a fissure made by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Once you’ve recovered from the coldest waters you’ll ever swim in, go behind breath-taking waterfalls. Continue your journey stopping by the skirts of the volcanoes that surround the highway. Do as much hikes as your body allows you; I can promise you each view from up top gets better than the last. If the weather conditions are in your favor, go ice climbing in the beautiful glaciers that give Iceland its most amazing sceneries. Once you reach the north, let time to rest and admire the chain of mountains that seem to have to ending point. When you start descending, end your trip by visiting the inside of a volcano cave (with real fire!!).
Iceland feels as if it has never been touched by men, making your eyes don’t believe what’s right in front of them. Don’t be afraid of experiencing around and staying up until dawn to look for the Northern lights. Let yourself breathe the purest air in the world.
#4 South Africa
The eternal flight you’ll have to take to reach the bottom of the world will be worth every single second, guaranteed! South Africa, in general, offers a taste of real adventure. You can choose to get lost in the west side. Here you’ll hop on a Jeep, and find yourself surrounded by enormous and beautiful animals. There’s fun park-rangers, and beige fields with few spots of green.
When you feel “done” with the wild lifestyle, make sure you go to Cape Town. Spend a few days feeling the sea breeze stroking your face while you hike Table Mountain or Lion’s Head. The views from these two points will be one of the best you’ll ever see in your life! If you do decide on tackling the 3-4 hours hike up Lion’s Head, take a GPS with you. Go to the secret Wallyscave; it is the perfect spot to see Table Mountain’s peak. Aside from hikes, there are many other activities that will keep your heart racing! First, let your adrenaline rush kick in and go bungee-jumping in one of the highest platforms of the World. Second, give your fear a rest and dive into a cage to have the magnificent white sharks swimming right next to you. Third, go skydiving while soaking in the majestic views. And lastly, enjoy a hot-air-balloon safari flight!
Beautiful South Africa is the perfect destination for adrenaline junkies, sea lovers, hikers, and all those who are seeking to get impressed by nature itself!