If the popular tourist destinations aren’t attractive to you anymore, the hidden gems in this blog will surely catch your attention. Although they are remote and difficult to reach, these landmarks still attract travelers to explore because of their hidden beauty. Now, let’s follow us to explore the most remote destinations in the world!

Villa Las Estrellas – Antarctica

Villa Las Estrellas, a Chilean town in Antarctica
The research station and also the Chilean town in Antarctica.

Villa Las Estrellas is one of two towns in Antarctica. This very remote place, with less than 100 people, was used as a research station. However, this polar Chilean town still has social facilities such as public schools, churches, air bases, post offices, and gyms. From Ushuaia in Argentina, it takes you a 2-day boat ride to get to Villa Las Estrellas.

Tristan da Cunha

aerial view of Tristan da Cunha, one of the remote destinations in the world
The beautiful Tristan da Cunha from an aerial view.

Located in the South Atlantic Ocean, Tristan da Cunha is actually on a volcanic island. The island is more than 2,700km from the nearest mainland Cape Town, South Africa. Currently, Tristan da Cunha is home to more than 250 people. They have a dialect but English is also used here.

Siwa Oasis – Egypt

a house and pool in Siwa Oasis
A corner of the city Siwa Oasis with a very relaxed space.

Siwa Oasis is one of the most remote destinations in the world. Yet, it’s also a unique place to explore. It’s between the Qattara Depression and the western deserts of Egypt. Due to its location in the desert, this oasis is difficult to access and little known. However, Siwa Oasis is a city of about 33,000 inhabitants. They have learned to adapt to the desert and have their own language and culture. When coming to Egypt, visitors can take a 5-hour bus ride to visit this oasis.

Pitcairn Island

pitcairn island, one of the most remote places in the world
Visitors must take a 32-hour yacht to reach Pitcairn Island.

Part of British overseas territory, Pitcairn Island’s location is about 5,310km from New Zealand. The island has a low population. Nowadays, there are no flights to Pitcairn. As a result, visitors must take a 32-hour boat ride to visit the island.

Nauru

beautiful nature of Nauru
People come to relax with the beautiful nature and peaceful life of Nauru.

Nauru is a small island nation in Micronesia in the South Pacific Ocean. In fact, Nauru is a country without a capital city. This is the least visited country in the world, each year it receives less than 300 visitors. Despite its remote location, Nauru is an island paradise. Visitors coming here can relax and participate in many activities such as snorkeling, swimming, and experiencing the peaceful life of the local people.

Motuo – Tibet

houses on the mountains of Tibet
The houses are hidden in the mountains of Tibet.

One of the most remote places in the world, Motuo has a population of 12,000. Most of them live a simple life, farming soybeans, rice, and cotton. Especially, the scriptures of Tibetan Buddhism describe this place as a holy place. To visit Motuo, you must take 4 days crossing the mountains.

Kiribati

the beach at Kiribati
The beautiful nature of Kiribati attracts visitors.

Kiribati is a remote island nation located in the Pacific Ocean. Particularly, it has 32 atolls. This country is thriving, attracting many tourists to explore and learn about local life. The flight from Hawaii, the USA to Kiribati lasted 5 hours.

Ittoqqortoormiit – Greenland

colorful houses in Ittoqqortoormiit, one of the most remote destinations in the world
Colorful houses in the land Ittoqqortoormiit. Image source: serena_tang on Flickr.

The small town of Ittoqqortoormiit is one of the most remote and secluded places visitors can visit to discover life in Greenland. Exceptionally, Ittoqqortoormiit is famous for its wildlife populations such as arctic foxes, seals, polar bears, and walruses. Visitors can visit this hidden paradise of Greenland by helicopter.

Iqaluit – Canada

city of iqaluit Nunavut is one of the most remote destinations in the world
The city of Iqaluit, Nunavut is one of the most remote destinations in the world. Image credit to Johannes Zielcke.

Iqaluit is found in Nunavut, the northern territory of Canada. Additionally, the city is one of the most remote inhabited places on Earth. Located on Baffin Island inside Frobisher Bay, Iqaluit is also a sparsely populated part of the Arctic with less than 10,000 people. A special feature of this place is the scenery of a wonderland in winter.

Hawaii – USA

nature of Hawaii, one of the remote destinations in the us
Hawaii is one of the remote destinations in the US with many people visiting yearly.

With 6,196km from Japan and 3,846km from California, USA, Hawaii is among the most remote destinations in the world. What makes Hawaii different is the availability of transportation, making it more accessible to visitors. From California, you will have to spend 5 hours on a plane to get here. Hawaii has several major cities like Honolulu, which attract many tourists from all over the world. Visiting this isolated archipelago, you can discover and experience many attractions from landscapes, jungles, beach resorts, and culture and people.


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14 COMMENTS

  1. Now these places I know i wont be able to visit at all in this life time. Thank you for sharing about them tho! Really fascinating.

  2. We will soon be planning a trip to Hawaii so it was especially fun for me to see it on your list. We have to decide which island to visit still

    • Hawaii is definitely the easiest one to visit on this list. Enjoy and have a great trip there!

  3. Amazing places to visit. I’m excited to visit some of these this year. I already have them on the list for this year.

  4. Nnnniiiicccceeeeee…I want to visit Villa Las Estrellas in Antarctica! It’s so pretty from here.

  5. It is amazing to me that even on the small island of Tristan da Cunha, they speak English. Is the US one of the only places that does not speak multiple languages regularly!

    • I know many Vietnamese people that live in the US but rarely use English. Perhaps you can meet other cultures in the US to have more views.

  6. Wow! I had no idea these places exist. I would love to visit or perhaps stay in Tristan da Cunha. It’s like from a fairy tale book. The surroundings look really beautiful.

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