10 Most Remote Places in the World to Visit for Their Ethereal Beauty

Here’s the list of the most remote places in the world that you must visit if you are planning an adventurous trip.

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10 Most Remote Places in the World to Visit for Their Ethereal Beauty

While several places on the earth are famous for their breathtaking views and spectacular atmosphere, others are remote and are worth the long trek. 

Some also avoid crowded places for their vacation and plan to visit isolated places on the earth, which can only be visited by boat or plane! Several remote locations on the planet feature tropical climates, unspoiled nature, and vibrant villages. 

Check out these most amazing remote places in the world that are considered as the world’s hidden treasure and are beyond beautiful than everything. 

1. Oymyakon

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Oymyakon is a rural locality in Oymyakon, Russia. It is also the coldest permanently inhabited settlement on the earth. 

Its 500 residents live in darkness for 21 hours with a temperature of -58 degrees. You can’t grow crops there, as people live on frozen fish, reindeer meat, and ice cubes of horse blood. To reach there, you have to take a flight from Moscow to Magadan. 

The road from those cities that lead to Oymyakon is called the Road of Bones. According to reports, there’s always a danger of frost falling on people. In 1924, the temperature of this place was recorded at -71C. 

2. Easter Island, Chile

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It is the most remote place and a special territory of Chile in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean. It is popular for archaeological sites, including 900 monumental statues created by inhabitants during the 13th and 16th centuries. It is the UNESCO World Heritage Site with several mysteries. The construction and the purpose of statues on Easter Island are still a mystery for everyone. 

The place is located at the edge of the Polynesian triangle and 3526 km from the continental mass, making it the most isolated human settlement in the world. The name Easter Island was given by the Island’s first recorded European visitor, Jacob Roggeveen. Oral tradition states that the island was settled by the two-canoe expedition, originating from Marae Renga and led by the chief Hotu Matu’a and his captain Tu’uko lho. 

If you are looking for the best cultural experience, then you must visit the island for the Tapati festival that happens in February. Once you reach Easter Island, you will get the chance to see the huge Moai statues that are an impressive sight to behold. 

3. Foula, Scotland

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Located in the Shetland archipelago of Scotland, Foula is one of the United Kingdom’s most permanently inhabited islands. Owned by the Holborn since the 20th century, the island was the location for the film Edge of the World. 

It lies in the Atlantic Ocean and also was a part of Walls’s civil parish. The island features a low-lying coastal strip along the east side. Furthermore, the island has a population of 38 people living in Ham and Hametun. The locals here made a living from fishing. 

However, today people earn from sheep farming and birdwatching tourism. This remote place was inhabited as far back as 5000 years. In 2008, the Bath & Camerton Archaeological Society took a trip to the place to study prehistoric standing stones. The island was one of the last places where the Norn language was spoken. 

4. Adak, Alaska

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It is a beautiful city located on Adak Island. At the 2010 Census, the population was only 326. It has a subpolar oceanic climate, characterized by overcast skies, high winds, and frequent cyclonic storms. 

Alaska has the second-highest precipitation in the US, with 263 rainy days per year. In comparison to other remote locations, Adak welcomes plenty of visitors every year. The visitors can enjoy salmon fishing, birdwatching, and hiking on the tundra. 

5. Supai, Arizona

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It is a census-designated place in Coconino County within the Grand Canyon. The place has been referred to as the most isolated and remote community in the United States by the US Department of Agriculture. 

You can visit Supai only by helicopter, by mule, or foot. It is 13 km from the road and has no automobiles in the community. 

There is one K-8 elementary school in Supai run by the Bureau of Indian Education. The school offers Math and English classes. 

As of 2017, around 20% of the school’s students graduate from high school. The place can be accessed by hiking 8 miles and descending 2000 feet in elevation from Hualapai Hilltop through the Hualapai Canyon. 

Also, the place has one air-conditioned lodge, a store, and a cafe. According to Demographics, as of the census of 2010, there were only 200 people with 43 households. Out of 43 households, nearly 34% were married families living together. The average household size was 4.84. 

6. La Rinconada, Perú

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La Rinconada is a beautiful town in the Peruvian Andes near a gold mine. The place is the highest permanent settlement in the world. 

It is a populated center within the jurisdiction of Ananea District in Puno Department, Peru. The place is located in the Janca region and is nearly 5100 meters above sea level. 

The only way to visit this place is by driving 4 hours from Puno from dangerous mountain roads. There is no sewage system and no running water; still, 50,000 people live in La Rinconada. The men work in unregulated gold mines and also own businesses in the town. 

7. Iqaluit, Canada

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Located on the south coast of Baffin Island, the place was designated as the capital of Nunavut after the division of the Northwest Territories into two separate territories. It was a small city and was not popular outside the Canadian Arctic or Canada. As of the 2016 census, the population was 7740. Iqaluit has been a traditional location used by Inuit for thousands of years. 

The American military left Iqaluit as their development of the intercontinental ballistic missiles diminished the strategic value of the DEW line and Arctic air bases. In 1987, the name of the municipality was changed from Frobisher Bay to Iqaluit. This remote place can only be accessed via aircraft or boat. You can also check these mysterious islands on maps whose existence is still a mystery. 

8. Laura, Marshall Islands

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Laura is an island town situated in the Marshall Islands, located in the west of Majuro Atoll. The town was named by WWII GIs in reference to American actress Lauren Bacall. 

Located at the western end of Majuro, the place is known for its serene beaches. Marshall Island is privately owned and is open to the public for a small fee. 

It is one of the rare and beautiful places in the world with pristine nature with no crowd. Here are other beach travel destinations that you can plan for a memorable holiday.

9. Nauru

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Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru, is an island country and microstate in Oceania in the Central Pacific. It is a phosphate rock island with rich deposits near the surface, allowing easy strip mining operations. The place was first inhabited by Micronesians and Polynesians at least 3000 years ago. Phosphate was discovered on Nauru in 1990 by Sir Albert Fuller Ellis. 

The island faced an influenza pandemic in 1920, with a mortality rate of 18% among native Nauruans. Nauru is an oval-shaped island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The island is surrounded by a coral reef, which is exposed at low tide and dotted with pinnacles. Coral cliffs surround Nauru’s central plateau and remain humid year-round. It is hit by monsoon between November to February. 

10. Kiribati

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Kiribati is an independent island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The state comprises 32 atolls and raised coral island, Banaba. The place has a total land area of 811 square kilometers and is dispersed over 3.5 km. 

The place gained its independence from the United Kingdom and became a sovereign state in 1979. Kiribati is a member of the Pacific Community, Commonwealth of Nations, OACPS, and the World Bank. 

As an island nation, the island experiences climate change and is a member of the Alliance of Small Island States. The place is famous for travelers who like adventures. Kiribati maintains relations with its neighbors like Japan, New Zealand, Fiji, and Australia. In 2010, Kiribati hosted the Tarawa Climate Change Conference to support the president of Kiribati’s initiative to hold a forum between states and their partners. 

Have you ever visited any of these remote places in the world? How was your experience? Do you know other isolated places that everyone should visit once in their lifetime? Share your views below.


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