4. OYMYAKON, SAKHA REPUBLIC, RUSSIA
One of the coldest permanently inhabited places on the planet, this rural spot is home to just 500 people. It’s located in the heart of Siberia also known as “Stalin’s Death Ring.” In winters, the days can be as short as three hours long, and it takes a three-day-long drive to reach the nearest city of Yakutsk.
5. RAPA NUI (EASTER ISLAND), CHILE
The island is located in the southeastern Pacific and is considered to be one of the remotest settlements in the world. According to a 2012 census, the island had a population of 5,761 people. It is located 2,182 miles (3,512 km) from the continental mainland of central Chile. Dotted with the mysterious Maoi sculptures, this place is perfect for those who want to experience the raw, untouched beauty of nature.
6. ITTOQQORTOORMIIT VILLAGE, GREENLAND
This isolated town is home to seals, walruses, polar bears and Arctic foxes. It has a single grocery store for its 450 residents. The town is approachable via a helicopter shuttle service operated by Ittoqqortoormiit Heliport, with boat transfers possible only a few times during the year.