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Extreme tourist destinations: The Edge of The World

December 06, 2018
Some people crave weird destinations when they travel, the more extreme the better! And some look for impressive landscapes, the sights that you have to see to believe. And luckily, there are some tourist destinations that combine both, like the edge of the world. You may have heard different stories related to that name, in fact there are several places around the world called the edge of the world. We have taken a tour around the world to check these extreme destinations, check them out, maybe you will find yourself near one of them in your next trip.

Edge of the world, Saudi Arabia

Edge of the world, Saudi Arabia Edge of the World is one of the highest points of Tuwaiq Escarpment. The cliff has got some really steep edges overlooking the plains below. If you stand on that high point during a foggy day, you will see nothing but an endless sea of haze, a scary scene indeed. But if you happen to go during a bright day, the sight is utterly breathtaking. The cliffs of Tuwaiq Escarpment are located 96 km northwest of the capital Riyadh. It is not so difficult to hike up the 30 minute trail to the cliffs to enjoy the primal beauty of the cliffs and the panoramic view of the desert plains below. However, utmost care and attention should be taken above as there is no iron fencing. This unforgettable extreme tourist attraction is definitely not for kids. The area is rich with wildlife, and a lot of it is endemic. Plus, you can also find some fossilized coral and raw mineral deposits due to its closeness to the Red Sea. If you are interested in hiking there but do not know how to go no need to worry, many tourism agencies in Riyadh offer day trips to the area.

The Edge of the world, England

The Edge of the world, England The English edge of the world is also known as Land’s End and Beachy Head. Whatever the name is, it is certainly one of the most beautiful extreme tourist destinations. Rising to an impressive height of  162 metres above sea level, the striking edge is the highest chalk sea cliff in England. Between 66 and 100 million years ago, this whole area was under the sea. This is what has formed the massive chalk hills. And the brilliant white cliff has helped in guiding ships for centuries. The massive white cliff offers amazing views of the English Channel, and the place is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. Nonetheless, it is a bit dangerous and patrols take place night and day to make sure no one falls, or attempts to jump.

The End of The World, USA

The End of The World, USA A steep volcanic rock cliff overlooking a national forest, this edge of the world in USA is definitely worth a visit. The formal name of the area is East Pocket, but it is commonly known as The End of The World. This campground is popular among both locals and tourists as it offers unparalleled views and an amazing chance to relax and enjoy nature. The sunrise and sunset from the cliff offer an unforgettable experience. The vantage of this high plateau offers incredible views into the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness and Verde Valley. Looking from the edge you can also see Sedona and some of its iconic rock formations as well as the town of Cottonwood.

The Top of The World, Norway

The Top of The World, Norway Around 307 meters above the Arctic Ocean, is a cliff where you can see nothing but churning water and endless skies stretching in the horizon, this is one of the northernmost points in Europe. The formal name of this popular tourist attraction is North Cape, but it is commonly known as The Top of The World. North Cape is the point where the Norwegian Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, meets the Barents Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. There is a nice museum there where you can learn all about it. This is one of the most spectacular places to enjoy the view of the midnight sun and the northern lights, it is the edge of the world where rules do not apply and anything can happen. As the place is a popular tourist attraction, it is included in several planned tours around Northern Europe, the area is accessible by road and sea.