Traveling is a favorite hobby for many. No matter the frequency of your travel, there are still surreal places to see, to experience, and even to call home. A lot of us wish to run from the maddening crowd. If you remember even a moment in your life when you wished you lived somewhere peaceful and remote where nobody can find you, then you know what we mean. Luckily for all of us, this planet is full of secluded spaces. Some are so far away from civilization, one can even believe they don’t belong to our world. Today, we will take you around 10 beautiful and secluded places in the world. Maybe you just need peace and quiet. Perhaps you need to search and find yourself. No matter your travel reason, these places and communities promise you that the demanding crowd will be the only thing you’ll ever miss.
10. Halstatt, Austria
Austria is one of the most exciting countries to visit in Europe. It hosts not only some of the best ski slopes and winter sports activities in the world, but is rich in history, culture and traditions. Visiting Austria is a good idea any time of the year. However, look at this remote and peaceful community and the landscape that surrounds it. Tell us you wouldn’t book a vacation there, even for only a couple of weeks.
9. Easter Island
Internationally famous for its outstanding and mysterious Moai statues, Easter Island hosts a population of around 4,000. Believe it or not, you could actually file for permanent residency there. But if you really want to spend some time with yourself (and get charmed by the island’s history and statues), this is one of the most beautiful and secluded places in the world. It will satisfy both your need for solitude and your Indiana Jones inquiring personality.
8. Foula Island
Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean and off the northern tip of Scotland, there is a remote island that hosts about 30 people. You may go there for fishing, sheep herding, or something relaxing. All in all, a few weeks spent there may do magic to your stress levels.
7. Ellidaey Island, Iceland
If you can stand a little cold, and that property’s owner lets you visit the premises, this is the most beautiful place to live. Just look at that scenery! It is a bit off hand as it stand like that far away from any human touch, though, so maybe just a week will have to do.
6. La Rinconada, Peru
Peru is a country that gives anyone plenty of reasons to come, visit, and even stay for a while. But La Rinconada, a small mining town in the Andes, is one of the most beautiful and secluded places in the world to live in. It is considered the highest place in the world and, even if it looks a bit desolated, it is a natural wonder. Once in your life time, try living there for a while and blend in to a whole new culture and way of life.
5. The steppes of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is a hard country to live in but this doesn’t mean you should not put it on your list of places to visit at least once. The scenery is spectacular and once you arrive, you are in another world. It might not be to your liking and it might push your comfort limits, but the steppes of Kazakhstan have a lot to show to the daring ones.
4. McMurdo Station, Antarctica
This is not the place to be if you can’t stand extreme low temperatures. It is probably not available for tourist entertainment, but if you want to get a clear mind and crisp intelligence, a few days there may be just what the doctor ordered. It takes some science to become a McMurdo resident, but luckily, Antarctica has many other places to try for some free time with yourself.
3. Cape York Peninsula, Australia
Welcome to the extreme wilderness. It’s the land of some very brave athletes that test their skills in this secluded part of the world. It is hard to reach Cape York Peninsula, but not totally impossible. It would be better if you were a scientist studying aboriginal tribes, as there are a few there. As a tourist, if you have a taste for danger and the extreme, this corner of the world may be exactly what you have been looking for. Keep in mind that some regions are still unknown.
2. Alert, Nunavut, Canada
It seems that we send you to live only in dangerous places with extreme weather, social, and economical conditions. If it was that easy, they wouldn’t be part of the most secluded places in the world, would they? So next on our list is Alert, a small village by the Arctic Ocean only 500 miles below the North Pole. If you dreamed about a lost island in the Caribbean, we think captain Jack Sparrow got there first, so it’s ice and cold for you to bask in. Just kidding. This place is as amazing as it is dangerous and spending a few days here may make you reconsider your entire life. Or maybe that’s just the point.
1. Tristan da Cunha
There is no list describing the most secluded places in the world that doesn’t end with Tristan da Cunha. It’s the most remote place on Earth and the most far away kingdom on the map. This is an archipelago of islands whose location is in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It counts a total population of 271 people. Well, 271 if we count you. It is hard to reach and quite uncomfortable to settle down in, but you can visit it for a couple of days to have something to tell your grandchildren.
If you’d like to visit other secluded places in the world, let us know! Where would you like to leave for a few days to get a clear head and maybe some enlightenment?