Most of us sometimes feel like getting as far away from other humans as possible. But, is there really any place on earth that’s not inhabited, or discovered/claimed by other humans? RealLifeLore have created a video travel guide for doing just that.
The most remote place inhabited by humans is the volcanic islands of Tristan Da Cunha in the south Atlantic Ocean – at over 2,400 km from South Africa, with a population of 264. There’s no airport there, so to get off the island, you’ll either need to travel by boat (7 days) to the nearest island at St Helena or wait for a ship from South Africa… which drops by 8-9 times a year.
But what if you’re looking for uninhabited spots? There’s Devon Island in Canada – the size of Croatia, it’s totally uninhabited and the nearest human settlement is on a neighbouring island in a small town called Resolute (pop. 229). Both the North and South poles still have places that are uninhabited, although the South Pole currently has a permanent station inhabited by up to 150 scientist.
For guaranteed isolation, head for the most remote place on earth: Point Nemo, located in the vast open Pacific Ocean. It is 2,689 km away from the nearest person – but there’s no land there. It’s so remote that if you reached it, the nearest person to you is probably the astronauts on the International Space Station if they so happened to be above you at that time (at just under 500km away, it’s much closer than the nearest landmass at 1,600km away). In fact, the fastest time any person has reached that point is 15 days, 10 hours, and 37 minutes. One way.