Are you an adventurous thrill-seeker? From thrilling heights to daring underwater activities, these are a must for an adrenaline junkie’s bucket list.

As a kid, I was afraid of EVERYTHING! And even going into adulthood, I was terrified of heights and flying. When I was 22, I did a zipline at the Sziget Festival in Budapest. You could either rock climb to get to the top of the zipline, or you could take the stairs. I chose the stairs. And I did the zipline but I did not enjoy it.

I’m not sure exactly when my fears dissipated but the minute they did, I couldn’t stop! Skydiving, ziplining, walking underwater, walking on glass ledges, you name it. And I’m not done yet.

Adrenaline junkie's bucket list

Are you an adrenaline junkie? If you are, these could be right up your alley!

Extreme Activities To Add To The Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List

CN Tower Walk – Toronto

Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of Toronto from the top of the CN Tower. Not just the top of the tower, but outside, on a ledge, hands free!

You’ll be encouraged to shuffle your feet to edge of the platform and lean back over the city of Toronto, trusting the harness in the event of a misstep. Next on the agenda is to do the same thing, except facing down staring at all the buildings! Are you up for it?

Walk Underwater – Hoi An, Vietnam

Walking underwater with SeaTrek VietNam in Hoi An

Hoi An is a beautiful beach town on the southeast coast of Vietnam. Famous for its food and night market, Hoi An was by far my favourite place I visited in Vietnam.

Sea TREK Vietnam offers the opportunity to take a boat out to nearby Cham Islands. Before getting to the Islands, they stop the boat and the sea trek begins!

For anyone who hasn’t had the chance to do diving or even snorkelling, this is a fantastic way to experience what goes on underwater.

Usually, you go down in a group of 4 but I lucked out and ended up on my own with the instructor.  He took my GoPro and recorded the entire thing for me.

Dinner in the Sky – Worldwide

Why go to a restaurant when you can have dinner in the sky?! You and 21 other adrenaline junkies will sit, leg dangling, hanging from a crane 50 meters in the air while indulging in a luxurious meal. Don’t forget to use the rest room before you go up, as there’s none on board!

Wing Walking – UK

What is wing walking? It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Walking on the wing of a plane. That doesn’t sound too daring, does it?

It does if the plane is flying while you’re doing it!

For this extreme activity, you must first climb up to the wing of a vintage biplane, before getting strapped to a harness (phew!). The plane then takes off with you on top!

Out of all the adrenaline adventures, this is probably one of the most extreme things to do that I’ve come across.

Skydiving in Dubai

Skydiving over the palm, Dubai

Skydiving gives you the ultimate adrenaline rush like no others. While doing a skydive is unbelievable in itself, what if you could do it with one of the most beautiful views surrounding you?

Skydive Dubai offers an incredible experience of jumping out of a plane right over the man-made Palm Jumeirah Island. You can see as far as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and watch boats go by in Dubai Marina.

Related: Skydiving In Dubai – The Ultimate Bucket List Item

Giant Swing – Victoria Falls

Ooh a swing, that sounds fun! But this is no playground. You will feel an absolute adrenaline rush on this giant swing at Victoria Falls. What’s different about this is that you’re pretty much leaping into a 70 meter freefall of nothingness before the swing takes action.

Don’t think you can do this alone? Don’t worry, you can buddy up in one swing and jump together. Just be sure you can trust your buddy to jump at the same time!

Volcano Bungee Jump – Chile

Bungee Jumping

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush and then want to multiply it by 1000, this is probably the adrenaline junkie activity for you. Not only are you jumping headfirst, tied to your ankles, but you’re doing it into a volcano. An active volcano at that!

During this adventure, you will take a helicopter to the volcano caldera where you’ll jump 120 meters towards bubbling lava. Nothing out of the ordinary there….

Cliff Walk – China

Walk along a glass bottomed ledge on the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Measuring 1.6km long and 300 meters high, the ledge is literally hanging from the side of the mountain!

Swim in an Ice Lake – Finland

Ice pool, Finland

Saunas are part of everyday life in Finland. But to experience the traditional customs of the Finnish, you must take a dip in ice water between saunas. This is not for the feint hearted, and not for anyone with serious health conditions.

If you are up for it, it’s a euphoric experience – I did it twice just to be sure!

Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney

This is one activity  on many adrenaline junkies’ bucket list. Climb over 1000 steps and take in 360 degree views of the Sydney skyline from the top of the Harbour Bridge.

Be careful not to have a wild night the night before – climbers are breathalysed before they’re allowed to continue!

Zipline – Sun City

One of the longest ziplines in the world and an adrenaline junkie’s dream, you can reach speeds of up to 160km an hour flying through the sky.

I’ve done a few ziplines and I’ve got to say the scariest part of it all is when you’re hanging there waiting to go. After that, the feeling is incredible!

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro

If you’re looking for a big adventure and willing to put in some training beforehand, then why not try climbing a mountain? Reaching a height of almost 6000 meters, Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest free-standing mountain. It takes between 6 and 10 days to hike the mountain, camping in tents every night along the way.

Cliff Camping – Colorado

Speaking of tents, would you dare to sleep on a cliff edge in a tent?

You’ll hike, you’ll climb up the edge of the cliff and then you’ll set up camp on the side of the cliff for the night. Be sure to add this to your adrenaline junkie’s bucket list. Just make sure not to do it if you’re a sleepwalker!

Dunebashing – UAE

Dune bashing in the desert

Dunebashing is basically driving in a 4×4 over sand dunes in the desert. May not sound very adrenaline inducing but take it from me, it is! The cars are going so fast, it sometimes feels as though it’s going to topple down the dune.

I’ve done it 4 times now and every single time I do it, I say I’m not doing it again!

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Have you done any of these, or maybe you have other ideas for an adrenaline junkie’s bucket list? Comment below and let me know!


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  1. Oooh sounds like fun! I’ve done bungy jumping and I work as a waterfall Rappel guide which is good fun! The bridge climbing sounds cool! I also want to do mountaineering, hang gliding and white water rafting – still haven’t done that!

    1. What a cool job! I’d love to do waterfall rappelling. I’d also love to do white water rafting, although I’m not the strongest swimmer. Maybe some day!

  2. I’m usually frightened of everything to do with extreme activities but the sea trek and dune driving sound great. I’ve been 4×4 off-roading in aus and that was so fun but also terrifying. Fab post x

  3. These sound like such fun things to do! I am a textbook thrill seeker and i’d love to do all of these things! I think skydiving is the next one on my list. Thank you for sharing!

    Em x

  4. There are some great options here, including a couple that I hadn’t heard of previously. My husband and I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro for our first anniversary, it was such an amazing adventure. We were lucky enough to connect with a tourguide that had access to a lesser travelled trail (some of them are super busy) and didn’t see anyone except for our group for most of the climb.

  5. These are so fun!! I’m a bit of a coward when it comes to some things but I still would love to go on a zip-line and to climb Sydney Bridge! That’s on my bucket list for sure! I would also love to go bungee-jumping in New Zealand! Not sure if I’d actually take the big step but it’s a thought! Haha! Your blog is gorgeous by the way!!

    Daisy xoxo | According to Daisy

  6. Can’t say I am adventure junkie, but I’d love to try a couple of these for sure. Like skydiving for sure. That definitely features in my bucket list!

  7. Since I’m the opposite of an adrenaline junkie, this list is my idea of hell haha. The only one I’d be inclined to try is the ice lake but I think it might be a logistical nightmare because one of my asthma triggers is the cold…

    Still I think that this is a great resource for anyone who isn’t as much of a scaredy cat as me. It’s really well-written, I love that you’ve given so many different examples and I think if I had been a different person, personality and health-wise, this might have inspired me to live on the edge a little haha. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh my God – Even just looking at those pictures and reading your descriptions has my blood pumping! Dying to walk underwater and go Dunbashing! Thanks for sharing -absolutely adding these to my bucket list!

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