As fars as commercial airports go that I've flown into, the RNP Runway 26 IFR approach into Juneau, Alaska is interesting. I have flown in and out of Juneau a lot, but have only been a passenger on the RNP approach down Gastineau Channel when it was IFR down to minimums. Here's a nice picture of it on a clear day: http://boeingblogs.com/randy/images/Ribbons1_ip.jpg This was the first certified RNP approach in the world.
The VFR approach into Skagway, AK is quite exciting for flatlanders, especially flying the downwind and the course reversal to landing in the other direction. Not something they teach you in flight school. See this picture: http://www.kcfe.org/YourPics/foss/Set1/final%20for%2002%20in%20skagway.JPG
The approach into Teluride, CO. is fun, especially because it isn't level. For an IFR approach, a 5-mile visibility is required. Departures are always in the direction the camera in this photo is pointing. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/191797314_79a7441914.jpg
Johnson Creek in Idaho is lots of fun too, though not as difficult as you might expect. It all depends on your experience. I've been in there many times on forest service contracts. I have to say that the guy in this video isn't a master at short field landings. Safe enough I guess, but he used up a lot of runway just touching down. See http://www.metacafe.com/watch/747729/landing_approach_to_johnson_creek_idaho/
A quick Google search turned up this interesting one in China: http://videosift.com/video/Lin-Zhi-Airport-Worlds-Most-Challenging-Runway-Approach
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