With our heavily overpopulated planet bursting at the seams with about 7.3 billion people, it seems almost impossible to find an isolated spot where you can get away from it all. Over the course of the past decades, humans have managed to take over a vast majority of what once used to be pristine natural beauty. Sadly, this includes countless animal and plant species´ natural habitats. Nevertheless, if you are one of those who enjoy relaxing in undisturbed solitude, we have good news for you! As improbable as it may seem, humanity has not managed to spoil everything. Places that are free from the destructive hands of man still exist (getting to these remote places on the other hand, is not easy).
To enjoy some of the most remote places in the world, you’ll have to venture away from the concentration of people and journey into unknown places–mountains, jungles and islands thousands of miles away from the hustle of busy metropolitan places and touristic attractions. From a little Indian village surrounded by breathtaking, unspoiled nature and an Australian mining town hidden in a scorching desert to an isolated Arizonan village where mail is still delivered by a mule, these are 25 Of The Most Remote Places In The World.
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
Hanga Roa is the main town and harbor of the Chilean province Easter Island. The town´s population of about 3,300 represents 87% of the population of the entire island. Located between the extinct volcanoes of Terevaka and Rano Kau, the town also features Mataveri International Airport, the world´s most remote airport.
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Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territory
Situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, some 2,400 km (1,500 mi) from Saint Helena, 2,800 km (1,750 mi) from South Africa, and 3,360 km (2,090 mi) from South America, Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island in the world. A part of the British Overseas Territory, the island is home to 300 people, mostly farmers and craftsmen.
Surrounded by 13 four-thousander mountains (i.e. mountains that are at least 4,000 meters or 13,000 ft above sea level), Saas-Fee is a little mountain village in Southern Switzerland. Getting there is not easy as no cars are allowed to enter the town (they have to be parked in special car parks outside); only small electric vehicles can be operated on the streets.
Located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Manacapuru is a remote municipality hidden in the Amazon Rainforest. Lying about 80 km (50 mi) upstream from Manaus, the state´s capital, this region has 100,000 inhabitants. Covering an area of over 7,300 sq km kilometers (2,800 sq mi), Manacapuru is also a natural home to some of the most popular aquarium fish.
Bouvet Island, Dependency of Norway
Found in South Atlantic Ocean, the Bouvet Island is considered the most remote island in the world. Occupying an area of just 49 square kilometers (19 sq mi), the island has no permanent population and serves occasionally as a scientific and research base. About 93 percent of the island is covered by a glacier.