World’s best hikes for adrenaline junkies

World’s best hikes for adrenaline junkies

Finnair Lead Engineer Kari Kossila shares three hiking gems that will leave you breathless (from just the view alone).

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Zermatt, Switzerland

If you’re up for amazing skiing or hiking topped with gorgeous views, Zermatt in the Swiss Alps is a great place to start. Stroll this car-free village with its cobblestoned streets or take a gondola up to the Klein Matterhorn Glacier Paradise viewing platform, which stands at 3,899 metres above sea level. Talk about a panorama!

Talkeetna, Alaska, US

This little Alaskan village on the outskirts of Denali National Park and Preserve provides excellent camping and fishing grounds. If sightseeing is your thing, take an air tour and discover the national park from a bird’s-eye view. For those into climbing, Denali at 6,190 metres is the highest peak in North America.

Svalbard, Norway

Some say polar bears outnumber humans on Spitsbergen Island, so it is advised to wander with caution. Hiking aficionados should head to Perriertoppen, which at 1,710 metres is the second highest peak in Svalbard. Alternatively, visit the former Soviet town Pyramiden, now an abandoned mining village.

The iconic Matterhorn dominates Zermatt.

Reaching Dufourspitze’s summit, the highest peak in the Swiss Alps!

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