For the adventurous, every destination is a chance live life outside the comfort zone. But there are some places that seem like they come out of adventure junkies’ dreams. They are the exact getaways that stoke up a sense of longing for activities and explorations beyond the usual. Here are some of the adventure travel destinations that you may want to add to your list of places to visit in 2017.
Alaska, USA – The Gates of The Arctic National Park & Preserve
There is nothing like putting yourself in the midst of the wilderness to understand what true adventure means. The Gates of The Arctic National Park & Preserve offer an extensive range of activities and experiences for adventure seekers. This is one place that will challenge your survival skills in the wild. Hiking takes you to different terrain conditions with plenty of vegetation. Expect to cross rivers and streams while you are at it. This is not a place where you can expect to find clearly marked trails and camping grounds. But with spectacular landscapes, amazing wildlife, and people who have lived and thrived with the Gates of The Arctic’s environment you can bet that it will be one unforgettable adventure to visit it.
Antarctica – Antarctic cruise
An Antarctic cruise is far from the usual cruising you can expect along the Caribbean or European shores. Antarctica may have been increasingly a popular destination among cruisers in recent years. But it remains a mystery to many. The continent with its wildlife and spectacular landscapes is one of the places in the world that more people should see. Traveling to Antarctica is already an adventure in itself. And it takes on an entirely different level when you get the chance to be around experienced explorers, scientists, and experts in their fields of research.
Iceland – Various adventures
Iceland is a veritable feast to the eyes for travelers. It is easy to just stand in one place and stare in awe at the expanse of beautiful natural scenery around you. But there is more to Iceland than your usual sightseeing tours. It is a haven for adventure enthusiasts with its wealth of adrenalin-pumping activities. Some of the things you can do include biking, caving, dog-sledding, ice cave tour, kayaking, heli-skiing, horse riding, and a lot more.
Romania – Outdoor sports and adventures
It is not every day that people get to explore the home of Dracula. But vampire association aside, Romania is a land filled with amazing attractions and activities for everyone. And adventure lovers will find plenty of things to do in this beautiful place. Transylvania with its picturesque town of Brasov is a great place to discover on foot. You can also try the outdoor activities in the Carpathian Mountains or enjoy hikes along the many trails you can find the area.