Beautiful Isolated Places On Earth

Deception Island, Antarctica

Deception Island is a volcanic island north of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is a safe harbor for sailors and has geothermally heated water that is warm enough to swim in.

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island is a remote island with iconic moai statues. You can camp under the stars, meet the locals, and explore the natural beauty.

Urumqi, China

Urumqi is a major commercial hub and the most remote city from any sea in the world. It has a Central Asian feel, but most of its residents are Han.

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Madagascar is a wild, biologically diverse island with unique and endemic species. It has endless jungles, white-sand beaches, and limestone karst formations.

Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal is the world's oldest and deepest freshwater lake, containing 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water. It is also among the clearest of all lakes.

Svalbard Archipelago, Norway

Svalbard Archipelago is a remote place with plenty of wildlife and a global seed vault. It can be explored by ship, on foot, or via Zodiac.

Perth, Australia

Perth is the most isolated city in Australia, but it's also one of the most beautiful. It's a perennial favorite of "world's most liveable cities" lists.

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Mongolian Steppe and Gobi Desert

The Mongol Rally was an epic journey across 15 countries and two continents. We felt truly isolated in Mongolia, camping in the Gobi Desert and meeting nomads who offered us fermented mares milk and cheese.

Laya Bhutan

Bhutan is one of the least visited countries in the world. A trek into the Himalayas showcases the isolation of the people of Bhutan. We hiked for two days to the Himalayan village of Laya.

Hershel Island – Canada

Hershel Island is a former whaling station in the Beaufort Sea. It is now a park run by Parks Canada. The island has a rich history and is home to a variety of wildlife.