Honeymoon activities for thrillseekers

Honeymoon activities for thrillseekers

While some would love to spend their honeymoon basking in the sunshine – doing little but lay on a beach sipping Cuba Libres – for others that would be hell on earth. Thrillseekers, read on…

Track icebergs in Canada

Being close to one is like standing next to a giant fridge with the door open. But seeing an iceberg in the flesh is a true wonder, perfect for sharing with your loved one. On a sunny day in Newfoundland and Labrador, you can view these ancient glacial giants from many points along the northern and eastern coasts. They arrive from the Arctic in the spring in all shapes and sizes, with colours ranging from snow-white to startling aquamarine. Want to get even closer? Take a boat tour down Iceberg Alley to see the drifting frozen blocks. To find out how, see www.newfoundlandlabrador.com

Bungee jump in New Zealand

Stepping off the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, NZ, your heart feels like it's in your mouth. Bungee jumping is one of the most invigorating activities in the world, designed to get any couples' pulses racing. And if you want to be tied up and thrown off together then this is the perfect spot, as it's the only bridge in Queenstown to allow tandem bungees. Taking the 43-metre plunge costs NZD$180pp (around £90). To discover all the thrilling details, head to www.bungy.co.nz

Skydive past Everest

Feel on top of the world (and with your partner in tow!) when you fling yourself from a plane above the craggy rockfaces of the world's tallest mountain. The Everest Skydive is an elite experience that not only drops you from dizzying heights of 29,500ft, but also takes you deep into Sherpa country and the Everest region. The pricetag is hefty ($35,000/£21,360 for a tandem dive!) - but some would argue that's a small price to pay for such an adventure. Visit www.everest-skydive.com

Visit an active volcano in Iceland

Remember the dreaded ash cloud? The bane of air travel in the spring of 2010? Well, head to Iceland and you can find the crater responsible for that contrail chaos. Fly, walk, or scale the 800,000-year-old Eyjafjallajökull, to the south of the country. As confounding to witness as it is to pronounce, this ice-capped volcano is both deadly and beautiful. It will certainly be a honeymoon experience you won't disregard in a hurry but of course, don't forget: for any volcano vacation, the situation is volatile. Make sure you check that there hasn't been any signs of eruption before you head out and, where possible, arrange a guided tour rather than going it alone. Find out about travel guides, past eruptions, how to see it up close and - most importantly - how to say Eyjafjallajökull without spitting on your spouse, visit www.eyjafjallajokull.com

Go hot air ballooning in Turkey

It's one of the most superb ways to see the world from above. Take in the sweeping vistas of Cappadocia, in Central Anatolia, while you bob silently through skies littered with fellow adventurers, all floating above the region's villages and smoking fairy chimneys. For a touch of romance, grab a flute of bubbly to toast the enjoyable ride ahead - first in the balloon and then with your betrothed. Prices start from €120pp (around £100) for a standard one-hour flight. To book, check out www.hotairballooncappadocia.com

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