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Iceland is home to steep mountains, it has one of the largest glacier caps in Europe, it’s surrounded in lava fields, volcanoes and icebergs. It’s no surprise that the extremist of sports takes place here.

Iceland is a haven for adventure hungry adrenaline chasers from around the World. Are you one of them? If so, we have the activities for you!

1. Take the Back Country Ski Adventure 

Extreme sports in Iceland

Photo by Iceland Backcountry Travel

Ski beautiful snow-covered slopes in the mountains near Ísafjörður Town. The tour guides navigate a Super Jeep to Breiðadalsheiði Heath where you’ll spend the day skiing whatever slopes you like!

2. Paraglide over Iceland 

Extreme sports in Iceland

Photo by Paragliding Iceland

Take a tour paragliding and be part of a group, a student of aviation, an explorer. Experience Iceland from a stunning new perspective; the bird’s eye view. Tours are based on the freedom of flight, so go where the wind takes you!

3. Cave Exploration 

Extreme sports in Iceland

Photo by Saga Travel

Explore the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir cave. The Icelandic lava cave boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures.

4. Golden Grand Slam 

Extreme sports in Iceland

Photo by Arctic Adventures

River raft down Hvítá river. The river has a perfectly balanced mix of beautiful, steep canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. Pass through the magnificent Brúarhlöð canyon and in that stunning setting you can jump from a cliff into the river.

5. Hour of Power 

Extreme sports in Iceland

Photo by Reykjavík Helicopter

Take a helicopter ride towards Krísuvík, south from Reykjavík. The landscape and it’s colour looks like the moon with untamed hot springs shooting up around the area. Fly along coastlines and cliffs constantly battered by the mighty North Atlantic Ocean towards the fishing town of Grindavík.

Extreme Icelanders

Iceland also hosts the famous Mjölnir MMA gym that is a local for famous MMA fighters like Gunnar Nelson, Árni “The Ice Viking” Ísaksson, Þór Pálsson and is a regular haunt for Ireland’s Conor “Notorious” McGregor.

Iceland Strongman, Hafþór 'The Mountain' Björnsson was the Mountain in Game of Thrones. This terrifyingly strong giant is 6’ 9”, weighs 420 lbs and is just 26 years old.

As you can see we have many amazing activities on offer to make your vacation one to remember. 

Download your copy of our eBook - An Action Packed Icelandic Getaway - to learn more.

 

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