Really Want To Get Away? Here Are The Most Remote Locations On Planet Earth.

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Tired of the monotony of every day life? Frustrated with constantly being surrounded by people? Lust for freedom and adventure? Then these are the best travel destinations for you!

Here are the most remote locations on planet earth!



1. What happens when a mutinous crew of sailors in the 1790s happens upon a remote island in the South Pacific? They settle there and start and new life.

Pitcairn Island is home to 50 descendants of the nine HMS Bounty crew members. There is not airstrip on the Island, so the only way there is by boat up to 10 days of sailing from New Zealand.

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2. Maybe you're looking for space, more than isolation. Well, the Koryak Okrug region in Siberia has a population density of just 0.1 people per square kilometer. People are so spread out there that in 2006, when a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit the region, barely anyone sustained injuries.


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3. Enjoy being on the water? Well, then the remote island of Tristan da Cunha is the place for you!

A series of small, volcanic islands is the most remote archipelago in the world. Tristan da Cunha's closest land mass, South Africa, is approximately 1,700 miles away. It's unreachable by anything other than boat the island is too rocky to build an airstrip. Other than the 271 residents, there are very few visitors to these islands.

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4. Prefer the cold over the warmth? Really moved by 'March of the Penguins'? Why not try reaching the Antarctic Pole's "pole of inaccessibility"!

The term "pole of inacessibility" refers to the point on a continent that is furthest from the ocean in any direction. And of all 7 continents, Antarctica's is the least accessible. The Soviot Union attempted to establish a research station there in 1958, but failed. The only thing that remains is statue of Lenin to watch over the hostile landscape.

With a name so enticing, it's hard to imagine why more people haven't tried to make it to that destination.

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5. Want to experience a truly extraterrestrial place here on planet Earth? Then head over to Socotra Island.

Although home to around 40,000 people, this island has the most bizarre and other-worldly looking flora imaginable. Due to it's isolation, the plant life has evolved independently from the world around it. About 1/3 of the plants on the island are found nowhere else on Earth.


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6. Desolate and isolated islands are not only the perfect getaway from every day life, but also make great movie sets.

Bouvet Island is the most remote island in the world. It's closest landmass, Antartica is some 1,100 miles away. This small ice island served as the setting for the 2004 movie, Alien vs. Predator.

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7. Maybe you're looking for adventure, but don't want to have to head out to sea or on a plane. Well, look no further than Supai, Arizona, right in the Unites States of America.

What makes this place so remote? There are no roads that go to Supai. This, coupled with the fact that it sits at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, makes it a difficult place to reach. In fact, mail delivered to the almost 500 residents is done so by mule!

Get ready for a hike!


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8. If you really want a challenging place to visit, this next place is for you.

Whether you know if it from sci-fi movies or conspiracy theories, Area 51 is one of the most famous and secretive places on Earth. Shrouded by mystery, this military Air Force base is extremely hard to visit.

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9. Let's say you've had enough of people. You want to find statistically the most remote place on planet Earth the place furthest in travel time from a city of at least 50,000 people.

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For that, you'd have to travel to the Tibetan Plateau. It takes a total of three weeks just to get there! From the surrounding cities of either Lhasa or Korla, it's a one day car ride and 20 day trek on foot to reach your destination.

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10. Enjoy extreme locations? How about the trekking to the "highest" city on Earth.

Located in Peru, La Rinconada is a whopping 17,000 ft above sea level. Not only that, but it's located on top of a permanently frozen glacier.

You will have to share this icy mountain top with 30,000 other people, however. Pretty much all of these permanent residents are employed by the gold mining industry.


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11. Australia is a massive landmass, and home to many diverse and isolated regions. The most isolated is the Cape York Peninsula. Expansive wilderness is only marked by a few Indigenous tribes and the unpaved, treacherous road leading into it. Due to poor road conditions and flooding, hiring a helicopter to get there is your best option.

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12. Maybe you want to get way, but also be involved in some cutting edge research as well. McMurdo is the largest research station in Antarctica, and can house over 1,200 scientists.

Although it's isolated, Mcmurdo is home to not one but THREE airports. Science is important, guys!

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13. The tiny Macquarie Island, 1,500 kilometers from Tazmainia, Australia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What makes this tiny sliver of rock so special (fact continued on the next page...)?

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Macquarie Island is the only place in the world where rocks from the Earth's mantle (layer between the crust and core) are exposed above sea-level. Not only that, but it is home to 3.5 million bredding birds, from 13 different species, every year!

Obviously the birds know something we don't.


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14. Bored of having both sunlight and darkness in a single day? Want to experience months of one or the other? Than Svalbard, Norway is the place for you!

This territory located above the arctic circle. The some 2,000 permanent residents can enjoy months of exclusively daylight or darkness.

If there was ever a location for vampires to thrive, this would be it.


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15. Mdog County in Tibet was the last Chinese county without permanent road access due to its ever fluctuating weather conditions. This lush area is best accessed on foot, however, travellers be warned that the hike is risky as well.

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16. Want to get remote but still have some people to share it with? Try Barrow, Alaska in the United States of America. It is the northernmost city in America, and enjoys two whole months of complete darkness every year.

However, there's about 4,000 people there to keep you company through the dark, dark months.


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17. You would probably recognize this island based on the giant stone heads that dot its coastline. Easter island is famous yet remote approximately 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile.

Other than the massive stone heads, the island is fairly barren. This is because the inhabitants essentially chopped down all the trees when constructing the stone heads.


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18. Want to get away so you can get some real perspective on your life? Well, then the best place to really be able to see everything laid before toy in the International Space Station.

Yup, this guy is technically still "on Earth". It's in what is considered to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), therefore still within Earth's atmosphere. All you'll need is years of intense training and a multibillion dollar ship to get you there!

Easy peasy.

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19. Ever get anxious in a large crowd? Well, you'll never have that experience if you travel to Alert, Nunavut in Canada. There are only five yes five permanent residents.


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20. Don't let it's name fool you Greenland is a country of ice and snow. Already fairly removed from the rest of the world, the town of Ittoqqortoormiit is the most remote place in Greenland. Consisting of an area roughly the size of England, Ittoqqortoormiit boasts a population of around 500 residents.

Good luck reaching it, though. It may be on the coast, but the surrounding water is almost entirely frozen, with the exception of three months a year. There is an airport some 25 miles away, however flights are rare.


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21. If "desolation" is as enticing to you as the word "remote", then this next destination is the place for you (continued on the next page...)!

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The Kerguelen Islands, known as the Desolation Islands, are a whopping 2,000 miles from the nearest populated area, and only have a population of 45-100 scientists throughout the year.

With no airstrip, this group of islands is only accessible by a six day boat trek from a small island near Madagascar.


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22. Enjoy freezing cold weather? How about travelling to the location with the lowest recorded temperature of any place that has permanent residents!

The town of Oymyakon in Siberia has experienced temperatures of 69.2 C (93 F). Not sure how the some 520 residents manage to cope...

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23. Arguably the most isolated place on the planet is Antarctica. And on this frigid continent, the most isolated place is exactly smack dab on the south pole the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

In fact, this place is so isolated that a scientist studying there in 1999 had to administer her own chemotherapy after discovering she had breast cancer.

This location is not for the faint of heart!


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24. As many of the most remote locations are, the last location is also in Antarctica. Known as Deception Island, adventurers can look forward to swimming in the heated volcanic waters at Pendulum Cove, observing the some 200,000 penguins that call the island home and exploring remains of old Antarctic bases.

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