Top Skywalks Of The World

For those who love to fly high, read on!

Travellers who appreciate spectacular views can easily hit a home run on one of these boardwalks around the world. Breathtaking views of mountains, oceans and jungles stretch as far as the eye can see. A rundown of the world's most incredible and terrifying climbs:

Glacier Skywalk

Nature's splendour surrounds those who scale the Glacier Skywalk near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Just a short drive from the Columbia Icefields, the glass-bottom walkway extends 280 metres (918 feet) above the Sunwapta Valley. Emerging from the cliff, the Skywalk showcases one of the  most unique ecosystems in the world.Visitors looking down will see ancient rock formations; If you look up or look up, you'll see spectacular views of the rugged Canadian Rockies dotted with glaciers.

The Tiefenbach Kogl

The Tiefenbach Kogl viewing platform offers a magnificent view of the Tyrolean Alps in Austria. Located right next to the Sölden ski area, the Tiefenbach Kogl mountain has a viewing platform that offers 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers and valleys. Tiefenbach can be reached by a gondola  that takes you through a long tunnel to other mountains and glaciers. The mountain is popular with intermediate skiers, who can ski down the mountain after enjoying the panoramic views.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon is one of nature's greatest wonders. Viewing this natural wonder from a glass walkway 1,200 metres (4,000 feet) above the canyon floor only adds to its eeriness. Skywalk, although only open for a few years,  is already considered one of the best in the world. The boardwalk is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe, who sets  rules for visitors, one of which is not allowing personal items, including cameras, to be brought onto the boardwalk.

Top of Tyrol

Located in Austria's Stubai Glacier ski area, the Top of Tyrol viewing platform - designed by award-winning Innsbruck architects LAAC - offers some of the finest views of the Stubai Alps  visitors will ever  experience.At an altitude of 3,210 metres and 9 metres protruding from the  platform wall, there is a free telescope that provides information about the surrounding peaks. For guests with a head for heights, the nearby Jochdohle - a modern restaurant  at  3,150 metres above sea level - also offers breathtaking panoramic views and homemade, regional dishes.