The most remote and difficult places on the planet
On our overpopulated planet, there are about 7, 3 billion people, it seems almost impossible to find a secluded place, where one could escape from the daily bustle. In recent decades, people increasingly come into the possession of a growing number of locations that were once pristine natural beauty. Unfortunately, this also affects countless animal and plant species, habitats were these places.
However, if you are among those who like to relax in the serene quietness away from all we have for you some good news! No matter how incredible it may seem, people still do not got to all the secluded places with pristine beauty. Such places are not yet spoiled by human presence, still can be found on our planet, but to get to them is very easy task.
To enjoy the beauty of some of the most remote places in the world, will have to give up the comfort of the city and take a trip to unfamiliar places - mountains, jungles and islands that are located thousands of miles from the busy cities and popular attractions.
From a small Indian village, surrounded by the stunning beauty of unspoiled nature, and the Australian mining town, tucked away in the scorching desert, to an isolated village in Arizona, where mail is still delivered by mule - in front of you 25 of the most remote and inaccessible areas of the planet:
25. Vestmannaeyjar (Vestmannaeyjar), Iceland
Located on the southern coast of Iceland, Vestmannaeyjar archipelago is an excellent example of the beautiful distant places. Inhabited by nearly 4,000 people, the archipelago is a paradise for every lover of solitude.
24. La Rinconada (La Rinconada), Peru
Set at an altitude of 5,100 meters above sea level, this Peruvian town boasts the title of the highest settlement in the world. The city is poorly developed sewage system and wastewater treatment, and in addition, all 50,000 of its residents are struggling with pollution from the nearby gold mines.
23. County Mêdog County (Medog County), China
This may seem surprising, but even in China, the most densely populated country in the world, there are places where it is hardly possible to meet the person. Located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, the county was the only one in China, where until 2010 there was no road. But even now Mêdog County with a population of only 10,000 people remain very empty and lonely place.
22. Skeleton Coast (Skeleton Coast), Namibia
Located in the northern part of the Atlantic coast of Namibia, Skeleton Coast is one of the most extreme, isolated, dry and creepy places. One of the few indigenous tribes, the ability to live in this inhospitable land, called the Himba people who live by hunting and gathering.
21. The peninsula of Cape York (Cape York Peninsula), Australia
Located in the northern part of the Australian state of Queensland, Cape York Peninsula is considered one of the last remaining on our planet a desert place. Being a natural habitat for numerous plant and animal species, many of which are endemic to this unique region, the peninsula is also home to 18,000 people (mostly Aboriginal).
20. Kerguelen Archipelago (Kerguelen Islands), Overseas France
It is also known as the "Abandoned island" to the incredibly remote distance from any civilization, the Kerguelen archipelago - a group of islands in the southern Indian Ocean. Located more than 3,300 kilometers from the nearest settlement, the island of Kerguelen have no permanent population, being the place of location of the research center, from time to time used by French scientists.
19. Munnar (Munnar), India
India, the second most populous country in the world, also boasts some sparsely populated places, hidden in the mountains away from the noisy city. And Munnar, a small town in Kerala (Kerala) in the southern part of the country, is definitely one of those places. Set amidst pristine nature, this town is notable for its picturesque tea plantations.
18. Ittokkortoormiit (Ittoqqortoormiit), Greenland
Ittokkortoormiit City, one of the northernmost and coldest settlements on the planet, located in East Greenland. Known for unique wildlife, animals such as polar bears, musk oxen and seals, this region is also home to nearly 450 people, who make a living mostly due to fishing and whale hunting for polar bears.
17. Oymyakon, Russia
Located in the eastern part of the Sakha Republic Oymyakon is isolated settlements, with a population of nearly 500 people. Having a rather complicated type of climate, Oymyakon is known as one of the "cold pole" being the coldest place on the planet where the permanent population resides. February 6, 1933 there was registered -67 temperature 7 ° C.
16. Coober Pedy (Coober Peddy), Australia
Coober Pedy - is a small town with a population of about 1,700 people, tucked away in the desert in South Australia, almost 850 kilometers from Adelaide. Despite its size and extreme remoteness, this town is well known in Australia and many other countries, as the largest deposit of opal. The town is also famous for its underground comfortable dwellings in which people live, hiding from the scorching heat of the day and sandstorms.
15. Hanga Roa (Hanga Roa), Easter Island, Chile,
Hanga Roa - the main town and port of Easter Island. The population of the city, there are about 3,300 people, is 87% of the population of the whole island. The city, located between the extinct volcanoes Terevaka (Terevaka) and Rano Kau (Rano Kau), also has Mataveri International Airport, which is one of the most remote airports on the planet.
14. Tristan da Cunha (Tristan da Cunha), British overseas dependencies
Located in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean 2,800 kilometers from South Africa and 3,360 km from the South American, Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island in the world. On the island, which is part of the British Overseas Territories, lives about 300 people, who live mainly due to agriculture and handicrafts.
13. Saas-Fee (Saas-Fee), Switzerland
Surrounded 13-Tew chetyrohtysyachnikami (mountains, whose height exceeds 4,000 meters above sea level), Saas-Fee - a small mountain village in South Switzerland. Average car traffic in Saas-Fee is prohibited: to enter by car to the town can not, they should be left to special parking lots outside. In the streets it is allowed to drive only electric cars.
12. Manacapuru (Manacapuru), Brazil
Located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, is a distant Manacapuru municipality ukryvshemsya in the Amazon rainforest. Located almost 80 kilometers upstream from Manaus, the state capital, this region is inhabited by about 100,000 people. Stretching over an area of 7.300 km², Manacapuru is also home to some of the most popular aquarium fish.
11. Bouvet Island (Bouvet Island), dependent territory of Norway
Bouvet Island, located in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean, is considered one of the most remote islands in the world (after the announcement. Easter and on. Tristan da Cunha). Occupying an area of 49 square kilometers, the island has no permanent population. From time to time it is used as a research base. Almost 93% of the island is covered by glaciers.
10. Innaminkka (Innamincka), Australia
Innaminkka - is a tiny village in the north-eastern part of South Australia and one of the few villages that provide access to an extremely inhospitable Simpson Desert. Located hundreds of miles from the nearest town, this village is home to almost 15 people are constantly struggling with unbearably hot and dry climate, not to mention the frequent sand storms.
9. Thule Island (Foula), Scotland
As part of the archipelago of the Shetland Islands, Fula is one of the most remote British island with a permanent population. Occupying a land area of just 13 square kilometers, the island is home to just 38 people, who live mainly due to agriculture, sheep breeding, as well as the ornithological tourism, as Fula is a natural habitat for numerous species of birds.
8. McMurdo station (McMurdo Station), Antarctica
Research Center and the main locality in the Antarctic, which is the most isolated continent of the planet, McMurdo station belongs to the US Antarctic Program and is a branch of the National Science Foundation. At the station can accommodate up to 1,258 people, who will have to deal with the harsh Antarctic climate.
7. Adak (Adak), Alaska
located on the same island in Alaska, Adak is the westernmost US municipality. The city with a population of just over 300 people located in the subpolar oceanic climate zone, characterized by a constant cloud cover, moderate temperatures, strong winds and frequent cyclonic storms. Adak 263 days a year it rains, so it is the second most rainy city in the United States after the city of Hilo in Hawaii.
6. Village Bantam (Bantam Village), Cocos (Keeling)
As the largest population center on the Cocos Islands (outside Australian territory in the Indian Ocean), the village of Bantam is home to most of the 600 people living in the island. Residents of a village in the tropical latitudes, enjoy constant warm temperatures all year round.
5. The Supai (Supai), Arizona
located in Coconino County, Arizona, soup is one of the most isolated cities in the United States: it does not lead to any one road. The only way to get there - fly by helicopter to arrive on foot or by mule to come. Mail is delivered here as a mule, making Supai only place in the US, where mail is carried in such a way. The city's population is about 200 people.
4. The Faroe Islands (Faroe Islands), Denmark
Located about midway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are an autonomous region of Denmark since 1948. These remote islands, with a population of slightly less than 50,000 people, known for the fact that it lives longer sheep than people's lives. Another animal, typical for this remote site is Faroese deadlock (sea bird).
3. Iqaluit (Iqaluit), Canada
Located on the south coast of Baffin Island, Iqaluit is the capital of the Canadian territory of Nanavut. City, inhabited by less than 7 thousand inhabitants, characterized in that it is the smallest number of inhabitants of the capital of the territory of Canada, as well as the only capital not related artery with other settlements. To get to this remote town can only air or sea transport.
2. Laura (Laura), Marshall Islands
Laura - it is an island and a small town located in the Marshall Islands (an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean). Laura rises above the sea level of about 3 m, which is the highest island in an archipelago. This is one of the few places where you can enjoy stunning beaches and virgin nature, not sharing this pleasure with numerous crowds of tourists.
1. Svalbard / Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway
Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is located in the Arctic Ocean about midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. On an area of over 61,000 square kilometers is home to only 2,600 people, as the archipelago is mainly covered with glaciers. The unique location and remoteness make Svalbard a great place to see the northern lights.