You’ve done your research. You know that there are some amazing destinations out there that will challenge you and make you stronger. But what about extreme destinations? How far do you want to go? Do you want to go on a road trip across Europe or fly halfway around the world? Are you ready for something completely different than what most people think of as an “extreme” vacation? If so, read on: these are the 5 extreme destinations only the boldest travelers will ever confront.
Extreme Fjords, Norway
- Fjords are deep, narrow inlets of the sea between high cliffs.
- Norway has some of the most spectacular fjords in the world, including Geirangerfjord, Nærøyfjord and Lysefjord.
Kumbhalgarh Fort, India
Kumbhalgarh Fort is located in Rajsamand District of Rajasthan, India. It is a large fort in the Mewar region of Rajasthan and one of the largest forts in India.
Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by Rao Jodha during his reign as ruler of Gujarat and Mewar region between 1528 and 1616 AD, but not completed until after his death (1627). The fort has many palaces, mosques and other buildings within its walls including a museum that contains artifacts from all over India along with paintings from local artists like Ram Gidwani who lived here during colonial times before moving to Mumbai where he became famous for painting Hindu gods such as Krishna & Hanuman
Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
The Simien Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and they’re located in Ethiopia. These mountains range from about 4 to 7 hours away from Addis Ababa by car. If you want to get away from it all and experience some of the most breathtaking scenery on Earth, this is definitely one of your best options!
Live Volcano Road, Russia
Live Volcano Road, Russia
Kamchatka’s Klyuchevskaya volcano is the most active in the world, with about 10 eruptions per year. It’s a spectacular sight to see—a red-hot lava lake that spews out from its crater and flows down into an underground river (the longest in Europe). The road that runs along its edge is also popular among tourists who want to experience this natural phenomenon up close and personal. That said: if you go there, be sure to follow all safety precautions while on your journey; because if something happens to you it could be fatal!
Ovoo are rock cairns that are used as shrines to honor the dead. They’re also used to mark the graves of those who’ve passed away. If a Mongolian person dies, their family will build an ovoo for them and usually leave food for the spirits of their ancestors in there as well.
Ovoos have been around since ancient times when nomadic tribes lived in small tents on horses or camels and had no homes or shelter from natural disasters like fires or floods. When these groups moved from place-to-place with their herds, they would take along any belongings that belonged to them—including livestock—so why wouldn’t they have also brought along some shrines?
Cape Cod & the Islands, Massachusetts
Cape Cod is a peninsula in the state of Massachusetts, in the United States. It is located in the southeastern corner of Massachusetts, extending into the Atlantic Ocean. The name Cape Cod comes from its position on Caudalie’s map “Cape of Good Hope”.
The World’s Most Remote Island
Tristan da Cunha is the most remote island in the world. It’s located in the south Atlantic Ocean, about 3,000 miles from South America and 2,300 miles from Africa. The population of this volcanic island has been reduced to about 270 because of disease, starvation and natural disasters that have plagued it since its formation millions of years ago.
Tristan da Cunha was first sighted by Europeans in 1506 during an expedition led by Sir Henry Stanley (who later found Livingstone) along with Sir Thomas Cavendish who was an explorer and hydrographer under Henry VIII who commissioned a seagoing survey vessel called The Golden Hinde (a name later used for HMS Golden Hinde).
The Pacific Ring of Fire
The Pacific Ring of Fire is a chain of volcanoes and earthquakes around the Pacific Ocean. It’s home to some of the most active volcanoes on Earth, including Mount Yasur (a volcano on Huvadhu Atoll) and Kilauea in Hawaii.
The Ring of Fire region is also home to several active faults, which can cause large earthquakes as well as tsunamis when they rupture.
Extreme destinations are out there to challenge you and make you stronger!
Traveling to a remote location is one of the best ways to grow as a person – and it doesn’t have to be expensive. If you want to challenge yourself, but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on an exotic vacation, there are other ways of achieving this goal that require less expense.
Here are some ideas:
- Stay at hostels or guesthouses where you’ll meet other travelers from all over the world who can help guide your trips around their own experiences (and sometimes even show them off!)
- Take public transportation instead of paying for expensive taxis or private vans during your travels through towns where there isn’t much road traffic (and thus less risk for theft)
If you’re ready to take on the world, explore new places, or just be more adventurous in general, then these extreme destinations are right up your alley. From fjords to volcanoes and beaches to forests, there are plenty of options for adventurers who want a little something extra from their adventures.