Winter might entail dark days and cold weather—at least in some parts of the world— but for some brave souls, dropping temperatures can also offer invigorating and unforgettable outdoor adventures. From tracking wolves in Yellowstone to walking on Siberian drift ice in Japan, or snorkeling between two continents off Iceland, cold weather doesn’t necessarily require staying inside. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” is the Scandinavian mantra often recited to entice outdoor enthusiasts to emerge from under their blankets and out of their comfort zones. So thank Mother Nature for supplying us with these unique experiences around the world that will get your blood pumping and heart racing, no matter the freezing temps.
Walk on Drift Ice
Rugged and remote, Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, is teeming with natural wonders beyond its powder snow that attracts skiers from all over the world. Shiretoko