22 Most REMOTE Places In The World





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Published on Jul 9, 2018

The places on this list can’t be found in the middle of cities or at popular resorts. Instead, you need to travel a bit more to make your way over here. And when you do get here, you’ll realize how close everything else is in the rest of the world.

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9. Longyearbyen
The motto for the settlement of Longyearbyen goes like this “unique, secure, and creative.” And there’s really no denying this place is secure. The largest settlement of Svalbard, Norway used to go by the name “Long Year City” from its founding in 1907 until the year 1926. The foundations of the city sprung from the valley of Longyear, an area named after developer and businessman John Munro Longyear.

8. Casa do Penedo
In English, the name “casa do penedo” means “stone house” as you could probably already tell. When first built, the owners had it made for the intention of a quaint if not slightly quirky holiday home. But then it gathered lots of popularity and soon it became a favorite place for tourists to visit, too. Located in northern Portugal, you’ll not find it far from a wind electricity farm.

7. Faroe Islands
Between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic are the Faroe Islands, considered part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Even though not too many people live on the secluded Faroe Islands, archaeologists concluded people have been settling here for a long time, with the first people appearing being the Norse around 300 to 600 AD. The archipelago consists of 18 major islands, with the coast of Europe about 407 miles or 655 kilometers away.

6. La Rinconada
Nestled in the middle of the Peruvian Andes sits the town of La Rinconada. It used to be a rather small gold prospector camp until the 2000s when the population rose to 30,000 individuals. Located in the Ananea District of Peru, this town has an elevation of 16,700 feet or 5,100 meters. So you can probably guess that it wasn’t easy for those 30,000 people to get in and out of the town the way you would a regular place. And to an alpine tundra climate, no less.

5. Coober Pedy
No, this statue of a truck isn’t all there is to this town in South Australia (the northern part of south Australia, just to make it a little more confusing) but if you’re from a big city, it might as well as since Coober Pedy only has a population of a little over 3,000. Travellers will be able to locate it between the more major known sites of Alice Springs and Adelaide. Plus, it looks a little more barren since one of the major points, the Comfort Inn motel, is mainly underground.

4. Just Room Enough Island
It counts as an island, if just barely. The island got its name from being “just room enough” to be considered an official island. You’re looking at the famous Just Room Enough Island, located in the archipelago of Thousand Islands in the United States, not far from Canada. Along the Saint Lawrence River of New York, the Sizeland famous purchased the small piece of land during the 1950s and would have a house later built on it with room enough for a tree and a beach.

3. Elliðaey
The northernmost of the Westman Islands was once said to have been offered to Bjork for her to live, though that was just gossip. The remote island of Elliðaey does, however, belong to the Elliðaey Hunting Association. It measures to an area of 110 acres, making it only the third largest island of the whole archipelago--which is made up of up to 18 other islands and a bunch of rocks too small to be just rocks and too small to be islands. Guess they didn’t have room enough...Okay. Joke out of the way.

2. The Katskhi Pillar
At the top of the pillar, you’ll see the church dedicated to Maximus the Confessor. This tall, distinct natural limestone monolith can be found in the village of Katskhi in Georgia. It stands at 130 feet or 40 meters high. Locals sometimes refer to it as the Pillar of Life. Though the church was completed sometime during the 9th or 10th century, no one from modern society climbed the pillar until 1944.



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