The World’s Best Daredevil Adventures ‘Cause Life Is Short

From jumping out of a plane to swimming with sharks, you’ll be challenging your biggest fears from the highest heights to the deepest of the seas and everything in between!

These adventures are not for the faint of heart! So be careful!

Ice Swimming In Finland And Estonia

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Photo Credit: @vogteli / Instagram

Finland and Estonia love to host annual events and festivals during the winter months. Those usually have people swim or at least dip in basically frozen water. The water can get below 5 degrees in the winter.

Safe to say it’ll be a little chilly. Make sure you warm up with some tea afterward.

The Cage Of Death In Australia

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Photo Credit: @wanaroam / Instagram

Darwin, in the Northern Territory, is crocodile central. At the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove, you can get up close and personal with the crocodiles.

You’ll be lowered into the water in a tubed cage where you’ll end up face to face with an 8-foot crocodile and his murderous teeth.

Heli-Biking In New Zealand

Heli-Biking
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Photo Credit: @trevorlyden / Instagram

You’ll start the adventure in a helicopter that’ll drop you off at New Zealand’s rocky ranges. It is home to some of the highest heli-biking in the world. The descents are massive—they go over 6,000 feet!

From fast backcountry routes to narrow and winding trails, you’ll get your heart racing the entire way down.

Skydive Over Mount Everest

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Photo Credit: @mulheresquevoam / Instagram

Climbing Mount Everest doesn’t give you enough of a thrill? Well, then you can skydive over the summit instead. You’ll be freefalling 29,500 feet, to be exact.

Being so much higher than the summit will give you unmatched views.

Dangle Your Feet In A Microflight In Zambia

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Photo Credit: @denise_ross1 / Instagram

Zambia is known for its adventure and extreme sports. If you’re not afraid of heights, then you need to try taking a microflight flight over the Victoria Falls.

Unlike a helicopter flight, where you’re safely sitting inside, you will be completely exposed to the air. Try not to fall!

Take A Skywalk On Coiling Dragon Cliff In China

Coiling Dragon Cliff
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Photo Credit: @welleco / Instagram

Take the walk of a lifetime as you stroll 300 feet onto a glass skywalk that is fitted onto these towering cliffs in China. They just casually hang 4,600 feet above sea level.

If you can get over the initial shock and not look down, you will be mesmerized by views of the Hunan mountains.

Go Cliff Camping As You Literally Hang Off The Side Of A Mountain

Cliff Camping
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Photo Credit: @wildbounds / Instagram

“It’s like being in the craziest treehouse that you could possibly imagine” say other daredevils. You set up a tent that is suspended mid-air above sea and land, on a cliff.

They’re called portaledges, and they are not recommended for anyone who sleepwalks or is afraid of heights.

Go Volcano Boarding In Nicaragua

Volcano Boarding
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Photo Credit: @cyn_thia_boisvert / Instagram

Let’s start off by pointing out that the Volcano is active. It takes about 45 minutes to hike up to the top of the 40-degree incline and almost no time to come back down on a wooden board.

You can either go down standing up, snowboard-style, or sitting down like you are sledding. The lower your center of gravity, the faster you fly. It’s not a smooth ride, and sharp shards can cut you deep.

Take An Insanity Ride In The United States

Insanity Ride
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Photo Credit: @stratvegas / Instagram

It has that name for a reason. You might question your sanity while you hover 270 meters above ground and 20 meters over the edge of Las Vegas’ Stratosphere Tower.

They’re made of spinning mechanical arms that you can ride at the 350-meter Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States.

Cliff Jumping In Portugal

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Photo Credit: @Austin Neill / Unsplash

No better place to do some adventurous cliff diving than off the Azores in Portugal. You’ll be jumping off an 88-foot-tall monolithic stone pillar.

Red Bull actually holds its World Series for cliff diving right here for daredevils worldwide.

Chase Tornados In Dallas

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Photo Credit: @Noaa / Unsplash

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be right in the middle of a storm, just take a trip down to Dallas. You can go a three-day tour where you’ll be guided by people from Weather Holidays until you track down your own tornado.

Go Down The Steepest Zipline In The World In Slovenia

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Photo Credit: @aktivniplanet / Instagram

Slovenia’s Planica Large Hill is not for the faint of heart. It’ll have you gliding down a 566-meter zipline, reaching speeds of up to 90km/h in seconds.

If you can get yourself to open your eyes quick enough, you will catch some stunning alpine scenery along the line.

Take A Dive With Sharks In Mexico

Shark diving Mexico
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Photo Credit: @ocean_freak_ / Instagram

You must be ready to take on not only sharks but deep water and volcanos. This location on Mexico’s volcanic Guadalupe Island has been established as the world’s top great white shark cage diving destination.

Your only salvation is you’ll be down in a cage while you’re surrounded by white sharks who want nothing more than a piece of you.

Scale A Glacier In Iceland

Vatna Glacier
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Photo Credit: @j.sorrellsphoto / Instagram

Is rock climbing getting a little boring for you? Well, how about you try to master some glaciers instead? The Vatna Glacier in Iceland is not only beautiful, but it also scales some impressive heights.

Just be careful as the cliffs and ice towers are unstable and can fall. Plus, glaciers are always moving slowly, even though you usually can’t see them move. So they can crack under you.

HALO-Jump Out Of A Plane

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Photo Credit: @downrangelifestyle / Instagram

You know how Tom Cruise takes an open parachute out of a military plane Mission Impossible? You can too in Mississippi. Except you’ll be strapped to an experienced instructor. You’ll still get to free-fall a whole 30,000 feet with the temperature dropping around you to minus 25 degrees.

Try Not To Fall Off The Edge At The CN Tower

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Photo Credit: @khuloodposts / Instagram

No better way to face heights than at the tower that once stood as the tallest building in the world. In Toronto, the EdgeWalk adventure will have you strapped hands-free as you walk around the CN Tower’s revolving restaurant.

Did we mention it’s 116 stories off the ground, or rather 1,168 feet in the air, and lasts 20 minutes?

Bungee Jumping In Colorado

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Photo Credit: Laurynas Mereckas / Unsplash

This isn’t just traditional bungee jumping. This is daredevil bungee jumping.

At the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, you’ll be free-falling off a 1,000-foot-tall suspension bridge right into a canyon with a river running through it.

Go Sandboarding In The Sahara Desert

Sandboarding
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Photo Credit: @rachid.khallane / Instagram

Trade in the camel for a board while exploring Morocco’s portion of the Sahara desert. Sandboarding is basically the same as snowboarding, except through the wide and tall sand dunes.

You’ll be going as fast as 50 km per hour!

Pretend You Can Fly By B.A.S.E Jumping In Norway

B.A.S.E Jumping
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Photo Credit: @bmikesell23 / Instagram

If you’re wondering what B.A.S.E. jumping, it’s like transforming yourself into a plane by wearing a wingsuit and flying from a fixed structure or cliff

Norway has many spots you can jump from that vary in terms of their death-defying-ness.

Cross The Fragile Trift Suspension Bridge In The Swiss Alps

Trift Bridge
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Photo Credit: @izotovaekaterina / Instagram

The Trift Bridge is the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps at 328 feet high and 557 feet long.

It’ll take you from one to two hours to cross over with each step hanging high above the Trift Glacier.