Top Adventure Sports Destinations that offer the ultimate cure!

On a dull Wednesday afternoon, as you are sitting in your office cubicle, doing the same work you have been doing for years, a strange feeling kicks in. Your work bestie diagnoses that you have come down with the severe case of “I am so bored. I need some thrill!” While sticking a funny post-it note on the back of your annoying coworker offers momentary relief, deep down you know you need the ultimate remedy – an adrenaline-fueled adventure trip! 

Here are the Top Adventure Sports Destinations to Cure the Boredom Flu- 

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland 

Iceland, dubbed as the land of fire and ice, has all the right ingredients for that ultimate adrenaline-fueled getaway. Be it trekking Snæfellsjökull, the snow-capped volcano that inspired Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, or hiking across massive glaciers, or exploring Vatnajökull glacier’s underground ice caves, the country is like a wish granting Genie for adventurers.   

But perhaps, the most interesting and thrilling Icelandic adventure is diving in Silfra fissure, Thingvellir National Park. Here, a truly unique experience awaits thrill seekers- a chance to swim between two continental plates, North American and Eurasian! Each year the crack between the two plates widens about two centimeters. As you snorkel or scuba dive through this crack, you get to see bright green algae and breathtaking geological marvels.  

It also has some of the clearest water in the world, providing divers exceptional visibility while under water. 

Queenstown, New Zealand 

Queenstown is called “The adventure capital of the world” and for good reason. The legendary adventure sport – bungee jumping was born here. In 1988, bungy pioneers and business partners, AJ Hackett and Henry Van Asch launched the world’s first commercial bungy jumping site, off the historic Kawarau Bridge.  Today, those hungry for thrill, flock to the Kawarau Bridge—the site that witnessed the first leap—to experience the ultimate free fall.  You can also go bungee jumping at The Ledge, 400 meters above Queenstown. It’s one of the highest jumps in New Zealand.  

While bungee jumping is the town’s crown jewel, skydiving, paragliding, climbing and zip lining, are also the region’s must-try adventure activities. And in winter (June – October) heli-skiing on untouched, powdery slopes, is stuff that dreams are made of! 

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia 

The world’s largest coral reef system, The Great Barrier Reef, Australia, is a mecca for aquatic enthusiasts. As you dive or snorkel in it, you enter the fascinating world that quietly lives under the sea. You get to be up close and personal with the colorful hard and soft corals, dazzling tropical fish, giant clams, whales, schools of sharks, giant cod, and even shipwrecks. But whether you’re snorkeling, skimming the ocean floor, sailing atop the surface, or flying over the reef in a helicopter, each experience leaves you feeling exhilarated! 

Cerro Negro, Nicaragua 

Looking at a volcano erupt is a heartbeat-skipping experience in itself. But some adventurers have taken the ‘volcano thrills’ a step further. Meet volcano boarding- a thrilling activity where you sled down the side of an active volcano! The ultimate place to experience this crazy adventure sport is where it was born – Cerro Negro, Nicaragua. Here, travelers get to climb up the 2,388-foot Cerro Negro and then “volcano board” back down. But apart from the iconic sport, the place is packed with tonnes of other adventurous activities- kayaking, surfing, ziplining through the jungle. 

Galápagos Islands

One of the greatest national parks on earth, The Galápagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, enjoys the top spot on the bucket list of many adventure junkies. From hiking on volcanoes to relaxing in the saline Darwin Lake with nearby tortoises and iguanas, this chain of 19 islands has thrill strewn all over it. The islands, being home to many endemic species, also offers you a chance to meet the rare Galapagos tortoise- they are as big as a smart car!  It is also one of the rare places on Earth where animals far outnumber the people.