The World's Most Isolated Islands And Locations

Socotra Island, Yemen

Socotra is known for its unique plants and trees. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site to explore another world.

Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen is seen as the world's northernmost town. It's actually illegal to be buried here, and houses sit on stilts so they don't slide away.

Coober Pedy, Australia

This curious Australian town is known for its opal mine. The 2,000-some residents live in underground houses, to avoid the blistering heat.

Siwa Oasis, Egypt 

This well-preserved Western Desert area is a five-hour bus trip from Cairo. Local products and a beautiful mineral spring await.

Tematagi, French Polynesia

This Pacific Ocean atoll is opposite Mecca. If you prayed here, you'd face different directions.

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Tórshavn translates to "Thor's harbor," and it's the tiny capital city of the Faroe Islands. You can find these islands about halfway between Norway and Iceland.

Iqaluit, Canada

You can only get to Iqaluit by sea or air. Once you're here, enjoy tourist attractions like the "Road to Nowhere," a chance to get lost in the Canadian wilderness.