The Most Remote Inhabited Places On Earth

Our perceived needs have been increasing dramatically. The constant demand for consumer items and access to material things is on the agenda. Living while cut off from all these amenities is almost inconceivable. And yet, people live in places so isolated that their connection to civilization is extremely restricted, in some places limited to a couple of times a year. Check out the most isolated places where people live.

Tristan da Cunha

Population: 258 people
Accessible: by boat – nine boats during the year
Distance to Cape Town: 2787km


Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Population: 452 people
Accessible: by helicopter. Boat trips are possible only during the short summer season, twice a week from nearby Nerlerit Inaat.
Distance to Reykjavík: 707 km
Winter: 9 months, causing the sea to be frozen most of the year, which prevents access


Oymyakon, Sakha Republic, Russia

Population: around 500 people
Accessible: by car
Distance to Yakutsk: 928 km
Winter: Oymyakon is the coldest town in the world with a record low temperature of −67.7 °C.


Barrow, Alaska

Population: around 4,335 people
Distance to Juneau (Alaska’s capital city): 1768 km, with air travel taking 8 h 45 min with one stop
Specialty: May 10 – Aug 2, there are 24 hours of daylight, while beginning in November there are about 60 dark days without sun.


Changtang, Tibet

Population: nomadic Tibetan people
Distance to Lhasa: cca 1400 km.
Specialty: Inhospitable area within the high altitude Tibetan Plateau.

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