If you’re looking for a unique honeymoon idea that’s full of adventure, try this five-day Iceland trip. Intrepid honeymooners will discover glaciers, black-sand beaches and volcanic lagoons from their base in the capital city of Reykjavík. There’s a visit to the giant waterfalls of the little-known Borgarfjörður region, as well as the chance to soak in hot springs and chase the Northern Lights. For real thrillseeking couples, there’s even a white-knuckle snowmobile ride along a glacier – before a soothing dip in the Blue Lagoon.
Frequently listed as one of the most beautiful places in the world for honeymoons, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, with a rich and compelling history reflected in sites such as the ancient Temple of Apollo and the Cappella Palatina in Palermo. This 10-day trip is ideal for couples looking to combine relaxation and honeymoon adventures, with a visit to the Aeolian Islands and a 4×4 ride across the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna on the itinerary.
Sri Lanka makes it onto our list of best adventure honeymoon destinations for many reasons – and most are included as activities on this 12-day trip, departing from Colombo. You can look forward to the famously beautiful train journey from Nanuoya to Haputale, the thrill of plunging down whitewater rapids, and climbing the ancient fortress at Sigiriya. For a window into Sri Lankan food culture, there’s also a hands-on cooking class in which you’ll learn to make local dishes.
While it may be an obvious choice for top honeymoon beach destinations, Mexico offers far more than just incredible white-sand beaches. When you’re not enjoying a private sunset catamaran tour off the island of Holbox – or snorkelling in its wild cenotes – you can immerse yourself in Mayan culture and history at ancient sites Chichén Itzá and Cobá, before toasting your trip (and marriage!) with a margarita or two in Tulum.
Secluded safari parks, soaring peaks and temple-filled plazas have all helped Nepal earn its place as one of the most adventurous honeymoon destinations – and you’ll get to experience them all on this trip. Starting in Kathmandu, you’ll get a taste of Nepalese life as you hike between Sarangkot and Naudanda, boat across Phewa Lake in Pokhara, and learn how to make momo dumplings at a Tibetan refugee camp. You’ll also embark on a safari for the chance to spot Bengal tigers.