10 Amazing Isolated Places in the World

17 Jun 2022

Are you looking for an original destination for your next vacation? Do you want to get lost like Robinson Cruise in one of the most inhabited places on earth?

If you are ready for the most isolated places on earth, choose one of these 10 Amazing Isolated Places in the World, an opportunity to isolate and refresh yourself.

1- Cape York Peninsula, Australia

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The Cape York Peninsula is one of the most landlocked places in Australia and the World. It is populated by only 18 000 inhabitants, primarily aboriginal tribes. 

Cape York is the northernmost part of Australia and is one of the last places on earth that man has not exploited.

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The reason is simple: the only road leading to the peninsula is not paved, and during the rainy season, it becomes impassable.

To get to Cape York, you have to use a helicopter. The local people organize a festival of Aboriginal cultures twice a year, including traditional dances, rituals, and walks in the secret forest.


2- Easter Island, Chile

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Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is located 4050 km from Tahiti and 3700 km from Chile. Lost in the Pacific Ocean, it is home to more than 3,000 inhabitants and welcomes about 80,000 tourists each year, thanks to a small airport. 

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It is primarily known for its monumental statues, the Moai, and the mystery surrounding them.

The sculptures, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are still a mystery regarding their creation and function. 

From the United States, LAN is the only airline company that offers flights to Easter Island, with costs starting at about $900.


3- The Kerguelen Islands, Indian Ocean

10 Amazing Isolated Places in the World

The Kerguelen Archipelago, also known as the Desolation Islands, is less than 3400 km from another inhabited land. 

In the south of the Indian Ocean, this windswept place, inhabited by scientists from France, is home to many king penguins and elephant seals!

There are no permanent residents on this island in the Antarctic region

It is one of the most remote islands in the World. 

About 70 people live and work there during the winter and a little more than 100 in the summer; most are meteorologists who make observations and launch rockets.

The climate is very harsh, with winds reaching 150 to 200 kilometers per hour

The weather is rarely sunny, and the temperature does not exceed 15ºC in the middle of summer.


4-The island of Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territory

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About 2400 km from its "neighbor," the island of Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha, is the most isolated place in the World in the south Atlantic. 

This small volcanic island is well and truly lost in the Atlantic Ocean, 3360 km from South America and 2807 km from South Africa.

There is a small colony in the center of the archipelago: Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. 

Only 270 people live in this small town. 

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They are descendants of the island's earliest immigrants, who arrived in the 19th century.

Edinburgh is home to a secondary school called Saint Mary's, an infirmary, a café, a store, a post office, and two churches.

If you want to go to the island, it will not be easy: there is no airport, neither for commercial flights nor any particular flight. 

About once a month, a fishing boat docks on the island from South Africa

Some wealthy tourists choose to arrive on their yacht—the only way to reach there is by fishing boat from Cape Town, South Africa.


5- Ittoqqortoormiit in Greenland

Greenland is one of the remote locations in the World, but Illoqortormiut is particularly difficult to reach. The sea surrounds the village.

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Getting to Ittoqqortoormiit is as tricky as pronouncing its name: a few months a year, twice a week, a plane leaves Iceland for this village, but after landing, you still have to take a helicopter, if you are lucky, or sail to the town.

 About 500 people live in this place, isolated from civilization. 

The sea surrounds the village. As it is frozen most of the year, it is not navigable. 

There is an airport about 30 km away, but few planes land there.

There is a bar, a store with necessities, and a post office. Tourists can go dog sledding, hunting, or kayaking.


6- Motuo County, China

Moto County, also known as Xian de Mêdog, is the only district in China that is inaccessible by road. This hostile place is indeed affected by earthquakes and landslides, making any construction impossible. 

10 Amazing Isolated Places in the World

To reach this sacred place of Tibet, you must bravely arm yourself and walk for several days on narrow paths, frozen grounds, and an everlasting suspension bridge across Tibetan Plateau.

The city has kept its nickname of "mysterious lotus" due to its difficult access. The city was only accessible by small mountain roads. Moreover, the highway is only open a few months a year due to bad weather conditions.

Even after the construction of this road, the authorities are in no hurry to open the city gates to the hordes of tourists. 

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The fear is that the influx of tourists will harm the region's environment, so the number of visitors is strictly regulated.


7- Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia

Cocos Islands, formerly known as Keeling, are ideal for getting away from the World... under the shelter of coconut trees!

10 Amazing Isolated Places in the World

This coral archipelago in the Indian Ocean is located 800 km south of the island of Java in Indonesia and 2768 km from Perth in Australia. 

The Cocos archipelago is a group of 27 coral islands, of which only two are inhabited: West Island and Home Island. The population is 600, most of whom are involved in coconut farming or work in airport services.

The main tourist attractions are the beaches and boat rides. Keeling is also considered a diving paradise: there are more than 500 species of fish and more than 100 species of coral.


8- Supai in Arizona

10 Amazing Isolated Places in the World

Supai is one of the least populated areas in the United States, and getting there is tough. 

The town, with a population of 600, is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, which averages over a mile deep. 

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There are two ways to get there: by plane or mule on mountain trails. The landscapes are breathtaking.

To visit this village, you must obtain a permit from the authorities, who receive between 300 and 400 requests per year. 

The only way to get to the community is via helicopter, horseback, or an eight-mile journey.


9- Ivavik National Park, Canada

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As you go through this article, you'll see that we included a lot of remote places where people lived on the planet.

We believe that Canada is the ideal country for off-the-beaten-path travel. 

Nothing could be more isolated than a trip to Yukon's Ivavik National Park. It takes multiple flights on tiny twin-engine planes and several days to arrive from Ontario.

Once you arrive at the location, you will stay in tents enclosed by a fence to keep you safe from the Grizzly bears that inhabit this area.


10- Hudson Bay, Canada

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When you fly into Nanuk and Seal River Lodges on Canada's Hudson Bay, you will find yourself in the most remote parts of the country. Churchill Wild owns territory in this isolated part of Manitoba and offers polar bear encounters to adventurous visitors.

Even though the growing season in Hudson Bay is usually fewer than five months, there is still a fantastic diversity of Arctic plants to be seen.

However, because of the severe environment, there is less biodiversity. 

Polar bears occasionally intrude into settlements for food, and migratory birds and seals abound. 

Midges and flies swarm the marshy countryside throughout the summer. 

Hudson Bay is home to massive, mainly new seafood sources and the odd school of white Beluga whales.


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