Residents of Oymyakon, Siberia, know a thing or two about surviving in the cold. It’s known as ‘The Coldest Town on Earth,’ and with temperatures dropping well below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s easy to see why. The town gets so cold practically every day that it’s not possible to access it by plane, and instead, you must make a two-day drive.
Pitcairn Island, South Pacific
Pitcairn Island is found in the South Pacific Ocean, but it’s actually a British territory. There are only 50 people living on the island, and the United Kingdom government is actively asking citizens to move there. The only way to access the island is by ferry, but your reward will be lush green hills, clear blue water, and tranquility.
Tristan da Cunha
This is the most remote inhabited island in the world, with only 297 people living on the volcanic island. The coast of South America is over 2,000 miles away, while South Africa is 1,700 miles away. The island is remote, and to enjoy such a quiet location, you will need to take a seven-day boat ride. There are no airports, hotels, or even restaurants on this island, so it’s a survivalist’s paradise.
There is a reason why the Kerguelen Islands are also known as the ‘Desolation Islands.’ The islands have no original inhabitants and are typically only occupied by 50-100 French scientists. The only way to make it to the island is by ship, and that only departs four times per year, so you have to get planning your visit!
It’s still possible to visit places in the world that few people have been, and these remote destinations won’t be overcrowded.