From dense rainforests to archipelagos in the middle of nowhere, our planet is full of places that don’t appear on the usual tourist maps. Click through to take a look at some of the remotest locations in the world.
1. LUNANA, BHUTAN
More people have climbed Mount Everest than have reached this remote location in Bhutan’s northern district of Ghasa. The region lies almost entirely within the country’s protected areas. Lunana village also lies on the route of the famous Snowman Trek, one of the most rigorous treks in the Himalayan region.
2. CAPE YORK PENINSULA, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Located at the northernmost point of mainland Australia, the Cape York Peninsula is the largest unspoiled wilderness in northern Australia and one of the last remaining wilderness areas on Earth. The region is inhabited by just 18,000 people, mostly Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. The place is known for its wild tropical environments, sweeping savannah woodlands, and eucalyptus forests — unknown to outsiders as getting there is a feat in itself.
3. DECEPTION ISLAND, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA
Deception Island is a secluded, uninhabited island set in the remote icy Antarctic. It was once a center of whaling and housed several scientific bases until violent volcanic eruptions pushed them out. To reach the bay of the island, ships must navigate through the narrow, risky entrance popularly known as Neptune’s Bellows.