If your travel thirst has not been met with the last summer holidays, and look forward to fleeing miles and miles away from home and office then this post is your case.
Today we offer you a list of the 5 most remote places in the world, particular destinations that require a long journey, but will surely leave your mouth open once you reach it. Places at the confines of the world, each with its own peculiarity that makes it special.
Tristan da Cunha – British overseas territory of Sant’Elena
At about 2400 kilometers south of Cape Town, Tristan de Cunha is the world’s most remote inhabited archipelago and the island’s homonymous island has only 300 inhabitants living in fishing and agriculture.
There is no better place than this if you want to isolate it completely: there is only one internet cafe on the whole island and no network coverage, but it is above all a difficult destination to reach and even harder to leave! It can take up to 6 days to reach Tristan da Cunha from Cape Town’s Table Bay harbor and as there are very few boats on this route, sometimes you have to wait a few weeks to leave the island.
Longyearbyen (Svalbard Islands, Norway)
Here is the northernmost city in the world! Longyearbyen was founded in 1906 as a mining town and most of its population is still mainly engaged in coal extraction.
The sighting of reindeer, foxes and majestic polar bears is on the agenda and the only way to orient it is to remember the buildings and the number of mines because there are no street names. From April to August, the sun never lands, so you can see the old town in the sunshine for 24 hours!
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Ojmjakon (Siberia, Russia)
Would you be able to spend the holidays in the coldest village in the world? Although the risk of freezing is real, with a cold winter reaching to -60° C, 500 people live here all year round. They left for hunting deer in the vast snowy areas, go fishing on ice, or bathe in natural spa springs.
Very close to the Arctic Circle, Ojmjakon is a huge, permanently iced area where nothing grows. Your diet here will be based on reindeer or horse meat.
The only way to reach the city? Drive by car from Yakutsk, the nearest city, preparing for two days of travel along the 930km separating the two cities.
Florean Island (Ecuador)
With just 100 inhabitants, this Galapagos island is super-quiet and perfect for a holiday in the nature. The Devil’s Wreath, a submerged volcanic cone, is ideal for snorkeling between sharks, sea lions, turtles, eels and a wide variety of fish.
The history of the island’s first settlers is characterized by strange disappeared and mysterious deaths. For a long time, the only island hotel with the only operating phone was the Witter Retirement, managed by the descendants of the first family living in the Galapagos.
Reaching the Galapagos Islands is not that difficult: taking a plane from the mainland of Continental Ecuador can fly on the island of San Cristóbal; from there you can jump to island on the island, allowing budget, and see all of them!
In the Arabian Sea there is Socotra or, as is well-known in Sanskrit, the island of happiness.
This site holds the Unesco World Heritage title thanks to the presence of the Dragon Tree, so called because the branches look veins and its red colored resin, called Dragon Blood, used to dye and paint.
Underground excursions allow you to reach the total darkness and find hundreds of meters below ground, where stalagmites and stalactites of a meter are so spectacular that they have nothing to envy to the famous trees of the island. And if that was not enough, another small gift. Here you can practice the best ecotourism in the world: beach camping and barbecue with mountains in the background.