Ever feel like leaving your life behind and going off to the most remote region of the world where no one knows your name? If you’re looking for solitude, these places have it. Check out these remote places from around the world below.
Easter Island, Chile
Known for its more than one thousand Moai statues, Easter Island may be famous, but it’s remote – more than 3,200km away from modern civilisation. The statues were sculpted by the Rapa Nui people from volcanic rock between 1250 and 1500 AD. The island’s three peaks, Terevaka, Poike and Rano Kau, are comprised of the same ancient lava and create a visually stunning landscape. Flights to and from Easter Island are limited, as are conveniences like air conditioning – but anyone who’s been will tell you it’s worth the trip.
It’s also one of 10 ancient mysteries researchers still can’t explain.
This is one of the northernmost decent-sized towns on earth. In 1950, Longyearbyen passed a law that prohibited burial in this frigid region, due to the fact that the frozen ground would mummify corpses indefinitely. There’s a running joke that it’s illegal to die in Longyearbyen; there also happens to be a law requiring locals to carry a gun for protection against polar bears. On the archipelago of Svalbard, this unique town’s 2,100 residents hail from a variety of countries. Popular outdoor activities include kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and biking.