Around the world, the impact of humanity is clear. But some places are so remote that you can experience the world as it was before big cities and metropolises. These are 10 more of the most remote places in the world.
Northern Pole Of Inaccessibilit
Have you ever been to the North Pole and thought ‘hey, that was way too easy’? Maybe the Northern Pole Of Inaccessibility is for you. This location is found in the Arctic Ocean and is the point most distant from land. What makes reaching this point even more challenging to reach is the fact that it’s moving! The Northern Pole Of Inaccessibility has actually moved a total of 100 miles since explorers first discovered it.
Cape York Peninsula, Australia
Cape York Peninsula is located in Far North Queensland in Australia. It’s an incredibly remote area, sparsely populated and mostly used by ranchers. The peninsula features largely undisturbed eucalyptus forests and even tropical rainforests. About half of the peninsula is a protected National Park. The other half is used for cattle ranching.
If you’re a fan of cold weather, a trip to Oymyakon, Russia may need to be in your future! It is one of the coldest permanently inhabited human settlements in the world. It is not the northernmost city by far, but two adjascent valleys trap cold winds and create an even colder climate. It’s not uncommon for temperatures to drop below freezing in September and not reach thawing temperatures until the following April.
Utqiaġvik, previously known as Barrow, is found north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. Point Barrow, which is located closeby, is the northernmost point in the United States. Utqiaġvik has 4,212 citizens as of the 2010 census. Utqiaġvik is the setting of a horror comic book, 30 Days of Night and has been featured in TV programs like Stephen Fry in America.
Siwa Oasis, Egypt
Siwa Oasis is an incredibly remote oasis located in Egypt between the Great Sand Sea and the Qattara Depression in the Western Desert. It is one of the most isolated places in Egypt, with about 33,000 people living in various settlements in the area. Unlike most of the places on this list so far, Siwa Oasis is incredibly hot. It is extremely uncommon for temperatures to ever drop below freezing. The highest temperature recorded was 118.8 degrees fahrenheit!
Tibet as a whole is a remote place, and Changtang is among the most remote places on Earth. It’s a part of the Tibetan Plateau found in northern and western Tibet. It’s home to the Changpa, a nomadic group of approximately 500,000 people (as of 1989). Most of Changtang is protected with a total of 496,000 square kilometers of reserves.
Villa Las Estrellas, Chile
Villa Las Estrellas, which means “town of stars,” in English, is a tiny Chilean town found on King George Island. The Island is considered to be a part of Antarctica, but Chile lays claim to it. Villa Las Estrellas is home to a research station and a military base. Its population in the summer is approximately 150. 80 people stay throughout the year. Unlike the Siwa Oasis, Villa Las Estrellas is very cold. It is uncommon for the town to ever see temperatures above freezing.
Supai, Arizona is a small settlement found inside of the Grand Canyon. Supai is the capotil of the Havasupai Indian Reservation and has a population of 208. It is considered to be the most remote community in the United States. It can only be reached by helicopter, on foot, or by mule. Supai is located 8 miles from the nearest road. There are no cars in the town.
Vale do Javari, Brazil
Vale do Javari is one of the largest indigenous territories in Brazil, but it is also one of the most remote places in South America. The territory is home to 3,000 indigenous peoples, including the Kulina, Matis, Matses, and Mayoruna. There are approximately 2,000 uncontacted indigenous people in this area found in 19 villages. These villages have been identified by aircraft.
Choquequirao is an Incan settlement similar to Machu Picchu. It is found in southern Peru in the Vilcabamba mountain range at an elevation of 10,010 feet. Getting to Choquequirao is difficult, requiring a 2-day hike from Cusco. Choquequirao was first settled in the 15th century by the Incan Empire. The first non-Incan visitor was Juan Arias Diaz, who discovered the settlement in 1710.