7 Fascinatingly Remote Places to Visit Via Expedition Ships – Expedition Ship Requests Up Over 56%

For those seeking to book Expedition and other cruises that visit some of Earth’s most remote locales, CruiseCompete has compiled a list of ships that visit such remote locations.

What follows are sailings to 7 of the most remote, iconic destinations any traveler might wish for.

1. Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territory –A volcanic island, Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic, is regarded by many as the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Even so, there are a few cruise ships that make the trip from Cape Town each year.

Cruise lines and cruise ships that visit Tristan da Cunha, British Overseas Territory:

2. Tórshavn, Faroe Islands – Named after the mythological Norse god Thor, this tiny locale halfway between Norway and Iceland offers such heartwarming hospitality that their official website boasts “This is the sort of place where people still have time for each other.”

Cruise lines and cruise ships that visit Tórshavn, Faroe Islands:

3. Longyearbyen, Norway – This chilly locale features houses that must be built on stilts, to ensure they won’t slide away during the meltings from the warmer seasons. Norwegian Airlines offers flights from Oslo.

Cruise lines and cruise ships that visit Longyearbyen, Norway:

4. Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland – This location is regarded as one of the most optimal in the world for viewing the Northern Lights, as well as other natural wonders. Despite the sea ice that blocks ships from docking most of the year, there are some cruises, particularly those using Expedition vessels, that visit this remote area.

Cruise lines and cruise ships that visit Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland:

5. Cape York Peninsula, Australia – At the northernmost point of Australia is a peninsula featuring crocodiles in abundance.  For those fish not eaten by the crocs, it is wonderful “angler’s paradise” as well.  Five indigenous communities manage the peninsula’s tourism industry; it’s a 28-hour drive from Cairns that must be traversed by four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Cruise lines and cruise ships that visit Cape York Peninsula, Australia:

6. Palmerston, Cook Islands – An 8-day trip from Tahiti, Palmerston is a very remote yet gorgeous and warm island that is not very accessible or connected and as such sees very few visitors.

Cruise lines and cruise ships that visit Palmerston, Cook Islands:

7. Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada – While it is only accessible by sea or air, there are daily flights from Ottawa, 1,300 miles away. Its famous “Road to Nowhere” allows tourists to walk, bike, drive, or ski to nowhere – or anywhere at all.

Cruise lines and cruise ships that visit Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada:


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