Top 10 Adventure Spots in Europe


1.  Spitsbergen, Norway:
Spitsbergen in Norway is perhaps Europe’s biggest glacier, and lies some 900 kms south of the North Pole. The exhilarating sight of the polar bear, walrus, grey seals as they go about their daily activities is something you’ll never forget. For the ice hiking lovers it does not get any better than this.

2.  The Pyrenees, France:
The Pyrenees is a mountain range that is situated at the border dividing France and Spain. Riding a bike from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, via the Pyrenees Passes, it’s an adventure tracing the history of Tour de France.  Several of the hairpin bends like Col d’ Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet, Col de Portet Aspet feature while on the road.

3.  The Dolomites, Italy:
Located in the province of Tronto, the Dolomites offer one of the most hiking sessions in the Brenta Mountain Range. A network of ladders and high level trails is strewn across the Via Ferrate route and take you through Via delle Bocchette which are some best ferrate routes in the world.

4.  Akureyi, Iceland:
Known as the land of Extremes Iceland is perhaps one of the most fascinating countries in the world for the outdoorsy types. A volcanic centre with surrounding glaciers and freezing temperatures, and the major glaciers Vatnajokull, Langjokull and Hofsjokull make for perfect ice-climbing, sailing and dog-sleighing opportunities.

5.  Cairngorms National Park, Scotland:
Best known for its hiking pass, the Scottish Islands offer a glorious view. Some of the places you can hike through include Wester Ross, the 3,000-foot Beinn Damh, and of course The Cairngorms National Park which offers great wildlife diversity to feast your eyes on.

6.  Almeria, Spain:
One of the best ways to spend your outdoor holiday would be in Almeria Spain, with the perfect sub-tropical climate and its arid landscape, the place has been used as a landscape for quite a few Hollywood movies. Take a horse riding holiday through Natural Park of Cabo de Gata and feel like you’re a part of a Hollywood westerner.

7.  Cyprus, Greece:
With fantastic opportunities for bungee jumping, snorkelling, rock climbing or kayaking, Cyprus is perhaps one of the best destinations for adventure sports. Home to the Halloumi cheese, and a perfect blend of ancient Greek, Roman and Ottoman empires, Cyprus is place which you must visit.

8.  Lapland, Finland:
Lapland is a place where the sun literally never sets, you can enjoy a host of activities here like mountain biking and canoeing to bush craft safaris etc. You can enjoy the midnight sun and Lapland’s tranquil beauty coupled with the stunning scenery that Finland has to offer.

9.  Switzerland:
Perhaps no adventure spot list is complete without the inclusion of the snowy slopes of Switzerland and the famous Alps mountain range. It caters to all the adrenaline junkies with activities like snowboarding, skiing, skating, air boarding, tobogganing, glacier walking etc. to appease your hunger for adventure.

10.  Croatia:
Best for activities like camping, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, white water rafting, etc. the mountain and highlands of Croatia make an interesting mix.