While traditional adventure travel destinations may have everything figured out, some people may be itching for something new. Many places that have not traditionally been on the adventurer's radar are slowly starting to climb their way up and are carving out a permanent place for themselves.
Iceland is fighting its way onto the adventure tourist's map, with its hot springs, volcanoes and massive glaciers. There is plenty to do, ranging from soaking in the famous Blue Lagoon, watching whales in Husavik and wandering into the small bohemian villages that dot the countryside.
If you are looking for somewhere a little warmer, travel to South Africa. Brought into the international spotlight during the World Cup this year, the country has beautiful beaches, snow-capped peaks and famous national parks. Explore the Zulu villages and look out for the Big Five at Kruger National Park before heading down to the subtropical coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
Head over to Bhutan, which has recently been listed as the Worlds Happiest Country, for a relaxing vacation. Hike to the world famous Tigers Nest Monastery, which is carefully perched on the edge of a cliff. Explore the early Buddhist sites in Bumthang Dzongkhag and trek through winding mountains to experience some beautiful vistas.
For the most authentic experience in these locations, it is recommended that you travel with a small group.