The Ultimate Vacation Destinations For Outdoorsy Types

Do you thrive on adrenaline? Are you always counting down the days until your next adventure? Are you on the lookout for a new challenge? Do you spend every second available in the great outdoors? If so, here are some stunning vacation destinations to consider.

Iceland

If you’ve never been to Iceland before, start checking flights now! This incredibly beautiful country is paradise on Earth for outdoorsy types with an eye for adventure. As you touch down on the tarmac, you’ll be greeted with the sight of snow-covered peaks and deserted plains. You could spend weeks driving around and still discover something new around every corner here. There’s scope to try an array of different activities and take on some seriously challenging conditions. Scale the mountains and volcanoes or wriggle your way through networks of canyons. Negotiate icebergs in a kayak or climb a glacier. Get your heart rate going with a snowmobile safari before winding down at the Blue Lagoon.

Mountain Climber Climbing Ice | Photo credit: Pablo Bugani | source: www.goodfreephotos.com

Mountain Climber Climbing Ice | Photo credit: Pablo Bugani | source: http://www.goodfreephotos.com

UK

If you’re a fan of hunting, shooting, or fishing, look no further than the UK. The rolling hills and verdant plains of Yorkshire are the perfect location for clay pigeon and pheasant shooting. Head up to the Scottish Highlands for deer stalking or marvel at the beauty of the Lake District while you try and land the catch of the day. Head to the Cairngorms if you’re interested in winter skiing or ice climbing. Bear in mind that weather conditions can be unpredictable. You’ll need a warm, waterproof coat and plenty of layers. If you’re on the lookout for new gear before your trip, check out chandlerrodandgunclub.com.

Red Deer in the Hills near Kinbrace, Highland, Great Britain |Photo credit: Evelyn Simak

Red Deer in the Hills near Kinbrace, Highland, Great Britain |Photo credit: Evelyn Simak

Switzerland

Switzerland is renowned for its ski resorts, but it has much more to offer. This is one of Europe’s finest hiking and cycling destinations. If you’re a keen hiker, head to Zermatt or Jungfrau. There are over 65,000 kilometers of beautiful terrain to cover in those hiking boots, so you’ll never get bored. The scenery is also incredibly impressive. If you’re taking your bike or hiring when you arrive, look out for the red routes.

Hiking in Grindelwald, Switzerland | Photo credit: Kristoffer Trolle

Hiking in Grindelwald, Switzerland |
Photo credit: Kristoffer Trolle

Canada

Bursting with national parks and dramatic landscapes, Canada is an idyllic spot. If you’re looking for an outdoor vacation, you won’t be disappointed. You can do everything from archery to whitewater rafting here. There’s also a breathtaking collection of geographical wonders to enjoy during your downtime. If you’re a keen angler, don’t miss out on Pacific salmon fishing in British Columbia. If you do plan to fish while you’re away, make sure you have the relevant permits. Search online using sites like http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/peche-fishing.aspx for more information. Make sure you have waterproofs with you. The weather can change very quickly in the national parks especially in winter.

Vacations don’t always involve sunscreen, sand, and ice creams. Sometimes, it’s good to take on new challenges and see the sights. If you’re keen to get to grips with the great outdoors, bear these suggestions in mind for your next adventure.

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