Do you want to experience some of the world's hidden treasures?
Read on here, as we have collected 10 destinations that are far away from everything. These are some of the most remote places in the world, so you must be ready for quite an adventure if you're planning on going.
1. Pitcairn Island
Pitcairn Island is located far out on the sea. More specifically in the Pacific Ocean almost in the mid between New Zealand and Peru. The island's total of 56 inhabitants are all descendants of a group of sailors who committed mutiny on the ship HMS Bounty back in 1789. The island is open for tourists, but getting there is not easy. First, you have to travel to Tahiti before jumping on a local flight to Magareva (the flight only departs once per week). From here, take a boat to Rikitea, where the frighter Claymore II sails once every 3rd month. After 32 hours of sailing you will arrive at Pitcairn Island. Have a great trip!
2. Tristan da Cunha
Tristan da Cunha is a group of islands consisting of four islands in total. These are Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale, Inaccessible and Gough Island. The latter two have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to the wild landscapes and spectacular sea cliffs. The islands are part of the UK, which is no surprise given the fact that the name of the capital is Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.
Getting to Tristan de Cunha is a little easier than the Pitcairn Islands. Fly to Cape Town and jump on one of the boats that passes a few times a year. Oh, and the boat trip itself takes 5 to 6 days.
3. Grise Fiord
Yes, the official English name for this Canadian Inuit Village is Grise Fiord! It is a small Inuit Village (100 inhabitants) located on Ellesmere Island (located at the end of Nansen Sound), and is the northernmost permanent settlement of Canada. As you can probably guess from the name, there have been people with a Scandinavian background in the decision process. Grise Fiord was named after Otto Sverdrup, who thought that the walruses in the area sounded like pigs.
4. Easter Island
Because you hear so much about Easter Island, there are many who are not fully aware how remote this island actually is. Easter Island's most populous neighbor is no. 1 on this list, Pitcairns Island itself, which is 2075 kilometers from Easter Island. The closest mainland is Chile, which is 3512 kilometers away.
Once you arrive, though, it's worth the long journey, and you'll have the opportunity to see the huge Moai statues with your own eyes. It sure is a very impressive sight!
The Kerguela, also known as the Desolation Islands, in the Indian Ocean, is also very far away! The nearest neighbor is 450 kilometers away and is the uninhabited island group with Heard Island and McDonald Islands. You need to travel the total of 3300 kilometers to get to the nearest populated place. This is where animals mainly live like penguins and seals, as well as a handful of French soldiers and scientists who are here at shorter intervals.
Nauru is the world's least visited country, and is a tiny island known by the aptly name "Pleasant Island". With only 160 visitors a year, chances are you will experience a small island paradise without being surrounded by other tourists. It is the world's smallest republic, but there is still plenty to do here. You can snorkel, swim, relax or watch Australian football with the locals.
7. Macquarie Island
Macquarie Island is located between New Zealand and Antarctica, and is populated by scientists manning the Australian base on the island. The researchers are only a minority, because what makes this island so cool is that during the breeding season it houses the entire world population of white-chested penguins. In the "high season" it means that there are almost 2 million penguins on the island!
The island state of Kiribati is located in the Pacific Ocean, close to the equator, and consists of a total of 32 atolls spread over 3.500.000 km². The island is no less than a 5 hour flight away from Hawaii, and thus lies far out at sea. Kiribati was previously divided into two because of the date line, which meant that it was always two different days on the island. However, this changed in 1995 when all of Kiribati was drawn east of the date line. Today, the island is also known as the world's most western country!
9. Coffee Club Island (or Danish: Kaffeklubben Ø)
Coffee Club Island, Kaffeklubben Island or Kaffeklubben Ø. This is just yet another example of a Scandinavian who has been touring and found a funny name. This island is located at the northern tip of Greenland and is the northernmost land area of the earth. The island is thus named after a coffee club, more specifically the coffee club at the Mineralogical Museum in Copenhagen. The island is not inhabited, so if you want to meet people, you should also visit Ittoqqortoormiit - the most remote place to be in Greenland.
The island and island group Socotra is part of Yemen, and is located 240 kilometers east of the Horn of Africa. Socotra is often described as "the most alien-looking place on earth", and a third of the island group's plants and animals are endemic to Socotra, which means they are nowhere else on earth. Here you can, among other things, experience strange trees with similar strange names such as "Dragon's Blood Tree" and "Cucumber Tree".
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