Camping is all about relaxation for most people, but for some adrenaline junkies who adore jumping off cliffs and braving the harsh weather of the Antarctic, regular camping isn’t enough of an adventure. They enjoy waking up inside a tent hanging halfway up a cliff. Or sleeping with penguins. Or even under the ever-remarkable Milky Way. These seven epic spots are the go-to places for extreme camping.
The world’s seven most extreme camping spots
If there’s any chance that you’re heading to the German Alps, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to experience what Waldseilgarten Hollschlucht campsite has in store for you. You can either sleep hanging from a tree or hanging from a cliff. If you’re up to extreme heights, you can opt to stay a night in their adapted ‘bivouac’ tents strategically located halfway up a cliff. Or if you’d rather sleep in their tree pods, you’ll spend the night fastened to the treetops. If you’d rather stay on the ground but want the extreme adventure nonetheless, then Hang Son Doong in Vietnam will surely satisfy. Aside from it being the biggest cave in the world and having its own climate, the trek to the cave itself will certainly get you fired up. With 5.5 miles of length, 500 feet of height, and 650 feet of width, the cave offers a multitude of activities.
Another on-the-ground camping spot can be found inside the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. But what sets it apart from the rest of those ordinary campsites? Well, it’s not every day that you camp beside one of the most active volcanoes in the globe, Kīlauea. Don’t worry, you’ll be sleeping half a mile away from the volcano itself, but you surely don’t want to miss the opportunity to capture its erupting summit. If you feel that you’re not up for the special climate inside Vietnam’s cave or the heat of Kīlauea’s eruption, then you should try and go on a snowmobile excursion in Finland. The Aurora Wilderness Camp located within the perimeters of Kilpisjärvi offers its visitors a chance to sleep in its glass-roofed mobile hut with the aurora borealis just hovering over their heads. Utah also offers wild adventures in the open Grand Staircase-Escalante desert. Since the space is not popular, you have a much better chance at sleeping under the jaw-dropping marvel that is the Jacob Hamblin Arch. You can also go on tons of hikes, such as Spooky Gulchslot canyons, Calf Creek Falls, and Coyote Gulch to name a few. If you’re brave enough to set up tent on the six-foot-wide and 3,300-ft-high platform of Laojun Mountain, then book a trip to China and see the view for yourself! Of course, this includes very pretty hikes and treks to suit your style. Of course, adventure can be anywhere. And by anywhere, that’s up on a 230-feet high-rise building in Central London where city campers can pitch their tent and just enjoy the city view all for themselves.