If you haven’t decided where you are heading in your upcoming trip, and feel curious about the hardest spots to reach on Earth, this list is your best beginning.
La Rinconada, Peru
Considered as the “highest” city in the world, its tough geography makes it be one of the hardest places to live. Located in a frozen glacier in the Peruvian Andes, you can only get there by trucks that will fight against windy mountain roads. Altitude sickness and the deplorable condition of the town turn La rinconada in a place only suitable for mining workers, who earn a living with the gold found beneath the ice.
Norfolk Island, Pacific Ocean
This australian small three islands are located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. Quite a trip will be needed to get to Norfolk, especially if you come from any point of the Antipodes. It does have an airport, due to the 2000 people that live there and welcome an increasing number of tourists every year.
Mcmurdo Station, Antarcticad
It is located in Ross Island- in one of the northernmost spot of the continent. This scientific station is the largest on Antarctica and has become home of 1200 researchers from hundreds of different countries that work here during the summer. “Local inhabitants” don’t exist in Mcmurdo and it is the spot that’s the most far away from a major city in the world. Just actual science lovers seem to go there.
Pitcairn Island, Pacific Ocean Polynesia
This is a British Island located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that shelters 50 people living there. You can find the nearest airport 850 kilometres away, in the island of Mangareva, with just one flight a week that takes five hours. Imagine how isolated this island is, that locals offer a free plot if you decide to move there for building your own house.
Tristan da Cunha, Atlantic Ocean
This British-owned archipelago holds the record of being the most remote area of the world. Only 266 people live here and you wouldn’t even have available flights to go to Tristan if you wanted to make it your next trip destination. You would have to embark in a multi-cargo ship which will take nothing less than six days to get there.
Cape York Peninsula, Australia
Known for its untouched wild beauty, it’s located in the northern tip of the country and it’s the hardest to reach in all Australia. Cape York is home for 18,000 people, most of them aboriginals, and is thought to be the largest undeveloped place on Earth. Some of its overgrown spots are almost inaccessible: just helicopters can get there.
Everybody knows this Japanese territory as “The Rabbit Island” , given the large amount of these friendly animals that you can find here, mostly living in the woods. They are very close to humans, so they are not dangerous at all. The arrival to Okunoshima is not that easy at all: one plane from Hiroshima, two trains, a ferry and then walk. Avid travelers will enjoy the visit anyway.
It is considered the most desolated area in Greenland and is located in the eastern shore of the country, this fishing village shelters 500 inhabitants, who are (almost) always surrounded by frozen waters. The harsh weather leaves just three months of navigable waters a year, where the town is more accessible by boat. The nearest airport is 40 kilometres away, but flights are not very regular.