The 7 Most Remote Countries, Islands, and Settlements on Earth

Nauru is a country located approximately 200 miles from its nearest neighbor, Australia, making it one of the most remote countries on Earth.


The island nation of Kiribati is situated far out in the Pacific Ocean, practically straddling the equator. The closest island to it is Hawaii, and that’s nearly 2,000 miles away!


The four-island nation of Tristan da Cunha, considered the most remote group of islands in the world, includes Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale, Inaccessible, and Gough Island.

Tristan da Cunha

Formerly known as Scoresbysund, this town is the most isolated town in all of Greenland. It sits between both the largest national park in the world.

Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

The Pitcairn Islands are among the most isolated set of islands in the world. These four volcanic islands – Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands.

Pitcairn Island

Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is a remote island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, famous for its mysterious moai statues.

Easter Island

Alert, a settlement in Nunavut, Canada, is one of the northernmost inhabited places on Earth.

Alert, Canada