Travelling is a great way to get away from the hustle and stress of your daily life, but sometimes going from one lively and active city to another does not provide the change of scenery that many people want from their vacation.
If you want to escape your hectic routine and environment, you should plan a vacation to an isolated city. It will allow you to reconnect with nature and slow down the pace of your life. However, we know that finding a destination that is both isolated and beautiful can be challenging; therefore, here is a list of some of the best low-profile locations to visit on your next trip.
If you want to enjoy the ocean and beaches, but don’t want to visit an overcrowded place like Hawaii or Tahiti, Funafuti is an excellent option for you. Funafuti, the capital of Tuvalu and it is a very secluded spot. If you look at a map, it seems like Tuvalu is situated in the middle of nowhere. The closest place to the country is Fiji, which is more than a thousand kilometres away.
Most travellers choose to visit Hawaii or New Zealand instead of Tuvalu; in fact, only 350 tourists visit Funafuti every year. So, you will probably get this exotic location to yourself to relax and let loose.
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are a part of Scandinavia, and they are situated between Norway and Iceland. The Faroe Islands have quite an isolated community with a tiny population, which is below 50 thousand. A fun fact about this location is that it has more sheep than humans.
Unlike some of the other locations mentioned on this list, Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands is considerably well connected. You can take flights from Reykjavik, Copenhagen and Edinburgh to this city.
The small population of the Faroe Islands is quite welcoming to travellers. The vast countryside, cliffs and mountains in Torshavn make it the perfect location if you want to get away from your routine and get a change of scenery.
Hanga Roa, Easter Islands
The Easter islands are a considerably secluded location, situated about 3000 kilometres away from the Chile mainland. Hanga Roa is the most populated spot in the Easter island as it makes for about 90% of the total population, but still, the number of locals and travellers is meagre.
Hanga Roa has many very appealing features. Firstly, it is situated between two gigantic volcanoes named Rano Kau and Maunga Terevaka. Secondly, Easter island is popular for the large and mysterious stone heads located in Hanga Roa.
Very few travellers visit this location because it is tough to reach. There are only a small airport and a couple of tiny seaports on the Easter Island.
Coober Pedy, Australia
Coober Pedy is one of the unique destinations on this list. It is an underground city, with bars, shops and churches. Coober city was a prevalent opal mining location in Australia. As it is situated in the middle of the desert, this underground city was built to stay safe from the harsh environment of the Australian outback.
Coober Pedy has a tiny population of about 1800 people according to a census form 2016. It is a fascinating and exciting location, which you need to check out if you like to visit isolated and unique places.
Ürümqi isn’t only a very remote and isolated geographically, but it also has a cultural difference from the rest of the country. Ürümqi is a small Chinese town about 2240 kilometres away from the sea, which makes it the furthest city from a coastline in the world.
The majority of the population of Ürümqi is Muslim. If you step into the town, the surrounding will make you think that you are in an Arabic country, because all the signboards are usually written in Arabic.
China has many other remote locations that you can visit. If you want to travel to China for free, you can also apply for a foreign teaching job. Teaching English abroad is a very lucrative job, but you will need to get a TEFL certification first.
Greenland is a very isolated country as a whole, but the tiny town of Ittoqqortoormiit is arguably the most remote location in this large country. The city is covered in snow and ice like the rest of the country, and it has only 450 residents. It only has one grocery store, and most of the residents still hunt for food.
This winter, wonderland is the perfect location for someone who wants to completely change their environment and enjoy a much simpler and natural lifestyle for a while.
Mêdog is situated at a very peculiar location in the bed of towering mountains. The city is located at about 2500 meters above sea level, and you need to go through the toughest mountains and harsh weather to get to the town.
Still, the hike will be a once in a lifetime adventure, and it will allow you to reconnect with nature in a very immersive and enjoyable way. A road was built to the city in 2013, but due to the harsh weather in winters, it is only accessible for about seven months in a year.
Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
The Pitcairn Islands are an overseas territory of the UK, and Adamstown is its capital. Adamstown is the second smallest capital in the world, and it has a population of only 56 people.
The only way to reach the Pitcairn island is by sea, as there aren’t any airports on the island. The settlement of Adamstown is quite isolated, but it still has satellite TV.
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Canada has a lot of remote areas, especially in the north, but one of the most secluded and beautiful locations in Canada is the capital of Nunavut, named Iqaluit. This snow-covered town has a population of 7200 residents, and very few travellers visit this location.
The town has many hotels and other amenities like a stable internet and satellite TV, which makes it the perfect base to explore the Canadian wilderness. Iqaluit is particularly breath-taking at night.
Supai, Arizona, USA
Supai is regarded as the most isolated location in the USA. Situated in Arizona, amid the Grand Canyon, this village very difficult to access. You need to hike a 13-kilometre long trail to reach the location, and the nearest place with a grocery store is about 96 kilometres away. Supai has a population of about 200 people belonging to the Havasupai Tribe.
To sum it all up, there are numerous secluded locations on the earth, and though most travellers don’t visit these destinations, they can hold some fantastic adventures and experiences. These locations are also perfect for travellers who want to get away from the hustle and stress of their hectic environment. So, we hope that you find this post fascinating and informative and have a great day.