Scandinavian Adventure Holidays For Adrenaline Junkies

If you’re all about seeking thrills and getting the adrenaline pumping, but you’ve already trekked the Serengeti and zip-wired over the Amazon, it’s definitely time to consider a cooler climate adventure holiday. The vast amounts of snow, ice, and glaciers in Scandinavia offer unique experiences that you can’t really get anywhere else in the world. With a mixture of traditional and modern pastimes available, you’ll never get bored on an adventure holiday near the Arctic Circle.

Dog sledding

Tie your belongings to a sled, hook up some huskies, and off you go. Traditional dog sledding tours are offered all over Scandinavia, with more options the further north you travel. You can just tour for the day, or you can take everything with you and experience life on the open snow for a couple of weeks. Just make sure you go on a guided trip, as it can be dangerous, and there are bears and wolves. If you’ve got an adventure-loving family, this can be a great holiday for everyone to get involved in and to experience a winter wonderland.

Sleep in an igloo

If winter snow activity breaks are just the thing for you but you want to take it up a notch, why not build your own igloo and spend the night in it? Make sure you seek out the help of a professional, such as Cecilia Lundin, as if any mistakes are made the consequences can be quite serious. It’s best in a small group, and you’ll all need to be quite fit as it’s physically very demanding and a long, drawn-out process. This would be perfect for a small, low-key bachelor party for a group with a great sense of adventure.

Cross-country skiing


You don’t have to be an expert on the skis to enjoy a weekend of cross-country skiing through the Arctic Circle. Experience the silence of the vast wilderness while also enjoying an almost carbon emission-free trek to ease your conscience. Imagine how idyllic it could be to ski all day and come back to a log fire and a hot meal!

Snowmobile safari

If you like it fast and furious, a snowmobile safari is an absolute must. Available to anyone with a car or motorcycle license, all tours are led by a trained instructor who will keep you safe and make sure you’re having a good time. You can choose between tours with an emphasis on riding off the road (for the ultimate thrill seeker’s experience) or you can keep it fairly slow and tame, and break it up with a trip to a reindeer farm or the like. Some tours even include a meal of fish caught by traditional ice fishing methods and cooked by the instructor on an open fire.
If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then outdoor winter experiences are definitely for you. And with frozen waterfall climbing, traditional canoeing, whitewater rafting, etc., there are so many more options to choose from!


What winter adventure have you or do you want to try? I love hearing from you, so let me know in the comments below!

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Hey, I'm Camille! I quit my life to travel the world in 2013 – and I haven’t stopped since! I have visited 40+ countries as a location-independent travel/lifestyle writer and digital marketer. I like hammocks, scooters, eating, and scaring my mother trying adventure sports! I was chosen as a top travel influencer by, and have co-founded Helipad Marketing to help travel & lifestyle brands soar with killer online marketing.

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