Is the World Cup leaving you exhausted? Are you tired of chanting crowds? Or are you simply looking for some peace for your upcoming vacation? If any of those statements apply to you, read today’s article. We will give you some information about the most beautiful isolated destinations in the World!
Let’s start with one of my personal favourites. Iceland is one of the most charming places on Earth. It is also fairly isolated making it a great place for your inner introvert to relax! Although it is becoming more popular each year, it remains one of the most peaceful (and safest!) countries.
Its location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean can already indicate just how serene it will be. Its smaller island of Grímsey actually lies within the Arctic Circle.
With the population of merely 350 thousand people and density of 3.2persons/km2, it is the ideal place to escape the crowds. Its out-of-this-world nature enhances the feeling of solitude. Since the island lies on the “hot spot” of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, it has many volcanoes, hot springs and geysers. This makes its surface look like another planet. Green grass, black stones and kilometres of landscapes not covered with human settlements makes it the ideal destination for those of you who seek a little tranquillity. Even the capital of the country, in all its beauty, has a suburban vibe, making it wonderfully peaceful.
I am, in fact, planning an entire article about Iceland, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
If you want to disconnect you can also head south from Iceland to the ever so wonderful Faroe Islands. This volcanic archipelago consists of 18 main islands and is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark.
Its scenery can be compared to this of Iceland. Grass so green that it can take your breath away, black rocks, tall cliffs. All that will make you feel like in a different world. Many houses on the Faroe Islands have grass on their roofs as isolation. That creates a truly magical atmosphere, making you feel like you are in a full-size Hobbiton.
The weather enhances the feeling of a magical (yet slightly gloomy) realm. The inhabitants of the islands have nearly 250 different phrases describing rain. No wonder, since there are around 300 rainy days a year there.
The largest city and capital of the archipelago, Thorshavn, is a home for merely 12 375 people. During your holidays you are very likely not to stumble upon any tourists. That truly does make the Faroe Islands one of the best places to run away from the crowds.
Have you ever seen the movie “Into the Wild”? If not – go see it now! If yes, you know how wild and Alaska really is. Of course, the quality of your stay there will depend on the time of the year you choose to visit it in. Please bear in mind, that winters in this region can be extremely severe, so make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. We recommend choosing summer as the time to discover this wonderful land if your goal is an adventure far away from the cities.
The vast tundra forests and mountainous landscape create views that will sweep you off your feet. It is actually Alaska, where the largest peak of Northern America – Denali, lies.
If you don’t want to wander too far into the wilderness, you can always stay in one of the cities. The capital of the region, Juneau, has an area almost equal to the that of the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Yet its population is only a dash bigger than 31 thousand. That leaves you plenty room for some “me time”. As a bonus – the Mendenhall Glacier lies only 12 miles from downtown Juneau and can be seen from local roads. What else can a nature lover want?
If you prefer hot weather we present you with the ever so warm Central Australia.
Vast, uninhabited landscape, very dry, tropical climate sound like a dream for the hike lovers. Of course, we encourage you to be careful. Do not push yourself if you are not 100% that you can handle trekking through this land.
Similarly to most destinations on this list, Central Australia is not most densely populated area in the world. Its total population oscillates at the level of 40,000. Its main urban area, the town of Alice Springs lies almost exactly in the middle of the Australian continent. It is in fact around 1500 km from another large city. The region covers around forty per cent of the Northern Territory.
If you like hot weather, Australia may be the ideal destination to escape the crowds and have some alone time.
Another one of the isolated destinations you should visit is Mongolia. This state in central Asia is known for its huge steppe. With the majority of its inhabitants being nomadic people it is truly one of a kind place. Not only will you see a life that may be completely different to that which you have now. You will also be able to disconnect from the buzz and troubles of XXI-century life and find some tranquillity.
What will truly enchant you is the scenery you will find all around you. The steppe is vast and treeless, giving you the opportunity to admire it in its full beauty. You truly feel free in this amazing land. Mongolia is actually one of the least densely populated countries in the World. It is also not yet very popular among tourists, making it a dream for those seeking isolation. One of three people in Mongolia live in its capital – Ulaan Baatar, so if you’re truly seeking some alone time, maybe you will want to skip visiting it. Although we do highly recommend that you do because it is a fascinating city!
If you are looking for a romantic getaway with fewer tourists (and a better weather) than for example Paris, try Bora Bora. It is definitely a more “fancy” destination, but many call it the ideal honeymoon spot. No wonder. The turquoise water, white sand beaches, green trees and serenity make it perfect for the newly-weds.
The island is best known for its overwater bungalows. Not only do they give you a feeling of being in a movie. They also seem to fit in perfectly into the scenery and make it that much more unique.
Staying there is definitely going to be on a pricey side, as there are only a few flights to Bora Bora per day, and a limited amount of hotels on the spot. It is not a “budget” destination, so be ready to splurge if you choose to visit it!
And if everything else fails there is always Antarctica! And it is not even a joke. It is one of the most fascinating places on Earth, with ice covering the landmass of this southernmost continent, its scenery is out of this World. Luckily, there are, in fact, cruises to this amazing land. You may think that going on a cruise is not necessarily what you meant by “solitude”. And you may be right. But when you step onto its shore, you will truly feel how small we are as people and how big our World actually is. It will bring you down to Earth and make you feel one with nature. And while ice and snow are the main features of Antarctica, there are, in fact, some animals that call it their home. Penguins, polar bears and more found their ways to survive in this hostile land.
Whichever of these destinations you choose, you will get what you came here for. Isolation, peace and quiet. Just don’t forget to let us know how it went!
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