25 Most Remote Places In The World

Posted by , Updated on June 18, 2018

Get ready to add these 25 most remote places in the world to your travel list! You already know what places you need to see before you die, but you will regret if you do not attempt to reach these hidden gems. This list is going to take you on a tour that will involve everything from isolated arctic islands to secluded canyons. By the end of it, you will have probably gained a new appreciation for the people in your life (or maybe you’ll start packing your bags). Either way, we hope you enjoy our compilation of the 25 Most Remote Places In The World.


Macquarie Island, Australia

Image of the Macquarie Island Isthmus with snow on the groundhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Macquarie

It became a tourist destination by a fluke when vessels carrying travelers to Antarctica stopped there to break up the multi-day voyage. Halfway between Tasmania and Antarctica, the island is home primarily to scientists and support staff.


Svalbard, Norway

Town of Longyerbyen at nighthttps://www.unis.no/studies/student-life/about-svalbard/

A territory of Norway, this 24,000-square-mile island is above the Arctic Circle, and residents can look forward to months of either continuous daylight or continuous darkness. About 2,000 of Svalbard’s 2,700 residents live in the town of Longyearbyen with the rest consisting of miners and scientists. In spite of the inhospitable climate, the island is home to the Global Seed Vault, an underground store of the world’s plant seeds that are kept safe there in case of global catastrophe.


Utqiagvik (Formerly Barrow), Alaska

Sign with Whale Tale image that says welcome to Barrowhttp://www.utqiagvik.us/index.php/about-barrow

Famous for its lengthy polar night, the sun goes down in November and doesn’t rise again for approximately 2 months. It’s the northernmost town in the US and one of the northernmost towns in the entire world with a rapidly dwindling population of around 4,000.


Motuo, China


The most remote county in China, it’s the only county in the entire country completely inaccessible by road. This hasn’t always been the case – in 1993, they finally got around to building a highway. It existed for two days, carried a total of four vehicles (one of which got stuck and had to be abandoned), and was promptly swallowed up by the jungle. Today, the only access into the county is via a 200 meter long suspension cable, 100 meters in the air. Supplies such as food and medicine have to be carried in and out by hand.


Alert, Nunavut, Canada

Multiple warehouses set against snow driftshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4207688/Inside-Alert-northerly-settlement-world.html

Located in northern Canada, Alert is a small village that lies on the Arctic Ocean only 500 miles below the North Pole. It is widely considered to be the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world with a population of up to 200. Temperatures in Alert can get as low as 40 degrees below zero, and the nearest town is a small fishing village some 340 miles away. It can only be reached by air or dogsled.

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