Since a volcanic eruption helped fill our skies and delay our flights, all eyes have been on Iceland.
Strangers to Icelandic travel could be fooled into thinking extreme sports in Iceland are restricted to snow sports: they're not!
There are a large range of outdoor activities you can get involved in. Lava surfing is not one of them, but be sure that if it takes off, we'll feature it here!
Caving and Potholing
On an island built from the rock of subsequent volcanic eruptions, there are plenty of caves to explore. There's also lava tubing; Pingvellir, the Thingvellir National Park, and the Blue Mountains to explore.
Yes, its not just rock and ice. There have been great improvements to Iceland's roads, something cyclists always appreciate. For a complete round trip, try Ring Road 1, which encircles the island and is approximately 1,300km long - quite a ride! Touring cyclists should still expect mixed surfaces, and riders should take plenty of spares, as they are not always easy to source.
Kayaking and Rafting
You can take trips to glacial rivers and through the coastline's lagoons. The scenery here is second to none. And what better way to enjoy nature than in an emission-free kayak or canoe. If this all sounds a little placid, then consider whitewater rafting in Iceland. Glacial waters pour into Iceland's canyons, funnelling water and kicking up whitewater rapids. Great sites include one near Reykjavik and another on the Hvita River.
In Iceland you will find opportunities that test the best scramblers and climbers. The island's highest peak is the barely pronounceable Hvannadalshnjukur (',110m), but more important to climbers is the variety on offer; Iceland has 25 mountains that peak at over 1,000m.
Trekking and Walking
For people who prefer keeping their feet on the ground! Thanks to its plethora of mountain ranges, icefields, bays and fjords, Iceland has it all. Perhaps here the best way to take in the dramatic glacial and volcanic scenery is on foot. Whether it's in the north-eastern inlets or through the country's southern highlands, walkers will never feel short-changed.
Yes, Scuba! Just because this isn't the Great Barrier Reef, doesn't mean we can't get suited up and into the water. Here the seas have a clarity found only in mineral water.
Just imagine diving in glacial waters, or discovering the underside of an iceberg. Before you get suited and booted, check out scuba opportunities at Pingvellir National Park and Silfra.
Please note: Due to the current volcanic eruptions, we cannot guarantee which areas are safe to visit, or which sports are affected.