Extreme Adventures

Adrenaline junkies looking for the next fix...

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Skydiving is one of the most amazing experience you can try. It is also a great way to see the country you are visiting from a "different" perspective. Iceland is no different whereas you have views of glaciers, mountains and islands on the way up.
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River rafting in Icelandic East Glacial River (Jökulsá Eystri) with a few surprises. Unique view of the landscape while survival instincts kick in and you make new friends and have a great time.
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Great travel story about a scuba diving trip to Silfra in Thingvellir National Park, an underwater canyon considered one of the best spots in the world for diving.
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The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is not for everyone but if you are looking for a demanding bucket list challenge this run is worth checking out ;)
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Ever been on a glacier? If not, going on a glacier hike in Iceland is sort of a must-do. This experience features an easy glacier walk with an option for people to try out their ice-climbing skills with an expert guide.
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White water rafting down the East Glacial river in North Iceland is an adventure for thrill seekers who are up for an adventure. I've personally rafted down several rivers in Iceland and this one is easily number one.
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Hvannadalshnjúkur is Iceland's tallest summit. The peak, which is 6900 feet high, is located in Vatnajökull Glacier in southeast Iceland. Climbing Hvannadalshnjúkur is challenging and a professional guide is needed.
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The Fimmvörðuháls Trek is one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. In this article, I explain how to hike this 13 mile long trail on your own in just one day.
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Snorkelling between two tectonic plates, surfing amongst iceberg and snowboarding in the dark are among things you can't do anywhere but in Iceland. Here's an inspiring blog post for adventure-thirsty travellers.
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The ultimate guide for thrill seeking people who are not afraid of the cold and want to surf in Iceland. The article includes great tips and valuable information such as a map with the best spots information about what gear is necessary and more.
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Hiking and backpacking in the remote Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is nothing short of spectacular but its also a logistical challenge. Here's my take on how to do it over 4-6 days in June or July.
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White water rafting in the East Glacial River is one of a kind and if you want to add some excitement to your vacation in Iceland you should check this one out.
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There is no better way to see the Icelandic nature then flying over it! This is only a short way from Reykjavik and offers amazing views.
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Are you searching for a thrilling experience? This buggy tour is ideal for those who want to combine sight-seeing with some wild adventures.
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I've gone on a few trips with Midgard myself and you literally can't go wrong with these guys. Ultimate super jeep adventure.
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The Fimmvörðuháls Mountain Pass is a 23 km/13 m long hiking trail in South Iceland. It's a very popular trail, probably due to the gorgeous scenery along the way. Here's an inspiring and yet informative article about this unique hike.
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Are you adventurous enough to go camping in Iceland in winter? Just make sure you realize what you are getting yourself into! This article is a great start.
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If you like hiking, Iceland is the perfect destination. There are numerous great treks in Iceland but the Laugavegur Highland Trek is probably the most popular — for a good reason!
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Iceland's highest peak is a popular - but strenuous - day hike over a glacier that's becoming more and more popular to do with a guided tour. Here's an overview of one such adventure.
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Travel Diary about a 31 day cycling trip through Iceland with some excellent photos of the journey.
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Do you dare? Sea swimming is a surprisingly common activity amongst locals in Iceland and if you're up for an adventure, it's worth trying at least once!
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Travel story about a kayaking trip to Hvalfjordur, a fjord in the vicinity of Reykjavik.
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It is hard to find a more photogenic opportunity in Iceland than the insides of a stunning blue ice cave in the largest glacier in Europe. This is a great hiking and sightseeing combo adventure tour worth checking out.
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This tour takes you to two stunning destinations in the northern part of the Highlands of Iceland, Askja caldera and Holuhraun lava field, travelling by super jeeps.
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Are you in the mood for something adventurous? A jet boat ride is guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush!
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If you're looking for an unforgettable helicopter experience in Iceland, here's a great post with a personal travel story.
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Located in the Highlands of Iceland, Kerlingarfjöll Mountains are a unique destination. There are various options for hikes and there are several geothermal pools to bathe in in the area.
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Iceland is one of few places in the world where you can go glacier hiking. Here's an article about glacier hiking in Vatnajökull National Park, in the southeastern part of the country.
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It is absolutely possible to save some money on rental cars and hitchhike your way around Iceland instead. It's also a nice way to get to know the locals better. Here's a blog post on hitchhiking in Icelnad.
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Are you planning on cycling around Iceland? Read this article for inspiration and motivation. It might actually change the plans you already have.
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A great story of what heli-skiing in Iceland feels like. This article is a detailed description of what it feels like to ski from summit to sea. Amazing pictures that make you feel like you are there.
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Excellent overview of a glacier hike and ice climbing tour by a visiting travel blogger. Great photos and tons of adventure!
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Adventurous enough to cycle through the highlands of Iceland in nine days? Here's the how-to from a traveler who did just that.
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Excellent trekking guide for the renowned 3-4 day trek through Iceland's highlands, including some great tips and practical information to help you plan your adventure.
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Spend the day cycling in the remote and beautiful Breiðdalur Valley, Eastfjords of Iceland. The tour includes a lot of sightseeing in the area, which is largely off the tourist radar.
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It's hard to describe how surreal the experience is to be hauled deep down 120m (~400ft) down inside a volcano through a tiny opening on top of the crater.
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It's a pretty surreal experience to hike into the magnificent lava cave called Víðgelmir. In this experience, you will have a chance to explore the cave with expert guides.
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This 2–3 hour mountain bike tour takes you to interesting sights close to Iceland's number one attraction: The Blue Lagoon. This tour gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Blue Lagoon in a different way.
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Walking on a the largest glacier in Europe is a great adventure for everyone looking to get up-close and personal with the Icelandic nature. This one is a great tour accessible for everyone fit for an easy hike.
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In this photo essay you can see for yourself how a Zodiac boat tour around the glacier lagoon could look like!
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Here's a good travel blog about a kayak adventure on a glacier lagoon, an unforgettable experience kayaking between magnificent floating glaciers chunks.
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An adventurous story of fly fishing for the Atlantic Salmon, including rappelling down a canyon to get to the river Hafralónsá.
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If you're looking to understand the type of experience fly fishing for the first time in the Icelandic highlands, this article is spot on.
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A personal journey from a snowmobile tour to Snæfellsnes Glacier, on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. Great overview to learn what to expect from such an adventure!
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There are numerous famous waterfalls in Iceland, not all easily accessible. When my girlfriend was visiting Iceland for the first time I took her to one of my favourite secret locations.
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Are you thinking about going to the highlands of Iceland? Check out this informative article about Kjölur, Strýtur and Hveravellir which are all breathtaking destinations in the highlands.
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Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, is located on the southeast corner of Iceland. If you want to give your roadtrip around Iceland an adventurous twist, you should make a stop at Vatnajökull and go take an unforgettable hike.
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Lónsörævi is still mostly not on the map for most tourists visiting Iceland. It's a hidden gem which we highly recommend if you're up for an adventure - it's hard to get to!
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The nature reserve in Lónsöræfi is a remote, off-the-beaten-track, hidden gem in Southeast Iceland. A wilderness adventure like few others.
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Iceland's most famous multi-day trek, the Laugavegur has become very popular amongst travelers and locals alike. This guide provides good details about the trail.
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Glacier walk is one of the most popular activity in Iceland - and for a good reason. You get up close and personal with the glacier cap on this insightful and fun glacier hiking experience.
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If you are looking for a relaxed adventure with plenty of opportunity to take excellent landscape photos, this highly recommended slow-drive concept tour in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula might be right up your alley.
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Going on a rib safari around the Westman Islands is - in short - awesome. Experienced sailors will take you on an truly memorable adventure on a safari speed boat.
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Hiking in the Highlands of Iceland is a unique experience. If you love hiking, you should consider some of these highland treks suggested in this article.
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The Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail is a around 15 miles long — it is possible to split the hike between two days or complete it in one day. In my opinion, this hike is ideal to experience the best of Iceland's nature.
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If you have an Instagram-account, you will be posting a lot while you are in Iceland. There's something truly unique and picturesque everywhere you look so it was difficult to choose the best spots.
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If you are looking to understand what you will experience on a glacier walk in Iceland with a local tour operator, this is a great overview with some beautiful photos.
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A short guide to finding the right gym to get your regular workout, or a completely new one, in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital.
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Three great ideas for an active outdoor adventure in Iceland during winter.
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While Iceland may not have large ski resorts like the ones you'll find in the Alps, the country boosts some great spots to ski, frequented by locals.
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If you're looking to go on a glacier hiking tour in Vatnajokull Glacier, this article shares a solid perspective of one such tour, what to expect and what you will see.
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Enter through narrow cave entrances and find they open out to reveal an extraordinary scenery of lava formations and unexpected colors.
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After reading this travel blog, you will be craving to go snorkeling in Iceland (yes, that's a real thing!) despite how freezing the idea sounds at first.
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If you are looking to get off the beaten tourist tracks in Iceland, Lónsöræfi is an excellent place to visit. It is hard to get there (without local expert guides) to which makes it worth your while. Unspoiled nature adventure at its very best.
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Running in Reykjavik is surprisingly nice and a great way to explore the city. If you are a runner travelling to Reykjavik, here are a few suggestions for you how to plan your 5k route.
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Iceland is probably one of the safest places in the world to hitchhike. Here's a quick, solid travel guide with some best practices.
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If you like bathing in the nature, Iceland has plenty to offer. There are unique spots to go swimming all over the country and some of them totally undiscovered by tourists. This article reveals four exciting swim spots in Iceland.
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Right next to the more popular Esja, you'll find the mountain Móskarðshnjúkar - Loved by many locals who prefer a less crowded hike on a good day.
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Explore the raw black sandy beaches on the south coast on these amazing ATV/Quad bikes.
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Having hiked to the top of Mt. Snæfell myself, I can assure you it is well worth the effort on a good day! If you are looking for a great guided hike up the mountain, this local-guided tour is your best option.
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Literally a once in a lifetime experience. Diving in Silfra underwater canyon in between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. Renowned amongst divers as one the the clearest waters in the world.
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There is plenty of beautiful nature waiting to be discovered just minutes away from the capital. Here's a summary of five "mini adventures" just outside of Reykjavik.
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Snorkeling is probably not what comes first to mind in the cold Icelandic climate. Think again! Snorkeling in Silfra is a surreal experience for all adventurers who don't mind some cold water snorkeling :)
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Experience Icelandic wild nature, get to drive a jeep yourself and end the day in the first and only beer spa in Iceland.
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Enjoy the famous Icelandic black beaches while cruising on your own ATV on the southern side of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Only 45 minutes from Reykjavik.
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The tour includes driving on mountain tracks and a visit to the Golden Circle, Hekla Volcano, Landmannalaugar highland paradise, Þórsmörk valley and Eyjafjallajökull volcano.