Art In Voyage knows that traveling comes with its pros and cons. One of the latter includes other people, often, in large masses! Today, we bring you 9 of the top remote locations in the world for you to consider when seeking complete isolation from the everyday hustle and bustle. We transport you to luxury desert camps, hard to reach peninsulas and islands to escape to. Some are not easily accessible, others have unusual geographic negotiations, yet all of them offer the best scenery one could ask for!
Central Idaho, United States
Located in the Northwestern area of the United States, central Idaho is famous for its mountainous landscapes, unique nature conservation, protected wilderness, and outdoor recreation areas. For many of the people filling the campgrounds and remote lodges, the main attraction is the Dark Sky Reserve, said to have the best stargazing in the country. There are only 16 of these nature reserves in the world. Idaho’s was established in late 2017 and is one of the only two in North America, making it a remote location worth visiting.
Easter Island, South Pacific
Easter Island, a Chilean territory, is a remote volcanic island located in Polynesia. World-renowned for its 887 huge stone monoliths called Moai, this Polynesian outpost of Chile is one of the furthest inhabited islands from any other permanently inhabited place. Home to just 5,800 residents, Easter Island’s mostly rocky beaches and calm waters are fringed by lava formations, with the Moai on ceremonial platforms facing inland from every beach.
Zavkhan is one of the ancient historic provinces of Mongolia. It was established in the center of the province Uliastai city in 1733. Zavkhan province, located at the western destination of Mongolia at 1000 km from the capital Ulaanbaatar and neighbors Tuva province of the Russian Federation. As one of the undiscovered provinces in Mongolia for foreign tourists, there are plenty of beautiful places, including snow-capped mountains, horse trekking in the desert, expansive lakes, and UNESCO Heritage Sites. It is one of the best remote locations to get away for a vacation with your family and friends.
Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility, China
Every continent has a Pole of Inaccessibility—defined as the place on its geographical location that is most problematic to get to. Eurasia is the most remote location found in the Dzoosotoyn Elisen Desert in the far west of China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, the EPIA (grid reference 46°17′N 86°40′E) is 1,644 miles from an ocean.
Suluk is the nearest village about 7 miles east, making this one of the most remote locations on our list.
Chimborazo Stratovolcano is Ecuador’s highest active volcano and the highest in the Northern Andean Volcanic Zone. The massive, ice-capped stratovolcano lies at the southwest end of the main Ecuadorian volcanic arc, the so-called “Avenida de Los Volcanes” (“Avenue of Volcanoes”) and is located ca. 150 km SSW of Quito and 28 km NW of the town of Riobamba. The Chimborazo stratovolcano was thought to be inactive, but new studies have shown that it is still an active volcano, although there have been no recent eruptions.
Chimborazo has erupted only 7 times in the past 10,000 years.
Aogashima is a volcanic Japanese island located in the Philippine Sea, off the beaten track. The gorgeous island around 358 km south of Tokyo, Japan, is probably one of the most remote and hidden of its kind in the Izu archipelago. Aogashima is the perfect destination for solitude seekers and adventure lovers. To cover the entire island, you won’t need more than two days.
Faroe Islands, North Atlantic
Located in the North Atlantic Ocean at 62º latitude North and 7º longitude West, approximately 430 kilometres south-east of Iceland, 600 kilometres west of Norway and 300 kilometres north-west from Scotland. The Faroe Islands comprise of 18 islands, separated by narrow sounds or fjords. The total area is 1,399 sq. km. Thanks to some fantastically expensive undersea tunnels, all you need is a rental car to get to gems like Gásadalur, a tiny cliff-top village of just 18 people and a jaw-dropping waterfall, while a dramatic helicopter ride to the island of Mykines
Tristan da Cunha, South Atlantic
Located in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 2400 km from civilization and reachable only by boat, lies Tristan da Cunha. There are more remote islands on the planet, but this island is one of the world’s last destination for the truly intrepid traveler. it is also the breeding grounds for the Northern Rockhopper penguin, which can be viewed during the Oceanwide Expeditions Atlantic Odyssey cruises.
Whichaway Camp, Antarctica
Whichaway Camp is situated in East Antarctica’s Schirmacher Hills, on a largely ice-free rock plateau that is home to more than 100 freshwater lakes. For those that assume Antarctica is a barren, frozen wasteland, Whichaway provides an extraordinary reminder that the continent is home to a unique biosphere. Petrels, terns, and skuas are regularly seen overhead, and Adelie penguins nest a few hundred meters away from the camp. This is the world’s most remote hotel, which only opens in the warmest months like November, December, and January.