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Gallery: To the ends of the Earth – the most remote hotels on the planet

Gallery: To the ends of the Ea...
To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
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An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
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An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
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An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
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An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
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An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
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An isolated island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is accessed generally by chartered seaplane from Zanzibar. The stunning underwater room, part of The Manta Resort, is a private, three-story floating island with the bedroom sitting completely under water
Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
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Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
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Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
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Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
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Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
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Located north of the Arctic circle in Finnish Lapland this hotel offers a variety of amazing accommodations, including see-through glass igloos letting you watch the northern lights from bed or classic snow igloos for the brave
On the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range, is this remarkably isolated hotel, a remote and energy-efficient building that sits 3,912 m (12,834 ft) above sea level, hence its name: LEAPrus 3912
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On the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range, is this remarkably isolated hotel, a remote and energy-efficient building that sits 3,912 m (12,834 ft) above sea level, hence its name: LEAPrus 3912
On the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range, is this remarkably isolated hotel, a remote and energy-efficient building that sits 3,912 m (12,834 ft) above sea level, hence its name: LEAPrus 3912
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On the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range, is this remarkably isolated hotel, a remote and energy-efficient building that sits 3,912 m (12,834 ft) above sea level, hence its name: LEAPrus 3912
On the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range, is this remarkably isolated hotel, a remote and energy-efficient building that sits 3,912 m (12,834 ft) above sea level, hence its name: LEAPrus 3912
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On the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range, is this remarkably isolated hotel, a remote and energy-efficient building that sits 3,912 m (12,834 ft) above sea level, hence its name: LEAPrus 3912
On the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range, is this remarkably isolated hotel, a remote and energy-efficient building that sits 3,912 m (12,834 ft) above sea level, hence its name: LEAPrus 3912
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On the southern glacier of Mount Elbrus, in Russia's Caucasus mountain range, is this remarkably isolated hotel, a remote and energy-efficient building that sits 3,912 m (12,834 ft) above sea level, hence its name: LEAPrus 3912
Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
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Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
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Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
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Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
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Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
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Hanging off the edge of a mountain in Peru is the Natura Vive Skylodge, three transparent capsules that are available for those wanting to spend a night in something akin to a bird’s nest. Access via a hiking trail, or more intrepid travelers can climb the 400 meters up the mountain to reach the capsule
This eco-lodge called Adrère Amellal sits in the middle of the desert in Egypt, near the Siwa Oasis. With no electricity and no cell phones allowed outside of the rooms, this hotel is the closest you can come to actual time travel
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This eco-lodge called Adrère Amellal sits in the middle of the desert in Egypt, near the Siwa Oasis. With no electricity and no cell phones allowed outside of the rooms, this hotel is the closest you can come to actual time travel
This eco-lodge called Adrère Amellal sits in the middle of the desert in Egypt, near the Siwa Oasis. With no electricity and no cell phones allowed outside of the rooms, this hotel is the closest you can come to actual time travel
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This eco-lodge called Adrère Amellal sits in the middle of the desert in Egypt, near the Siwa Oasis. With no electricity and no cell phones allowed outside of the rooms, this hotel is the closest you can come to actual time travel
A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
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A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
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A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
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A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
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A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
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A two-hour drive into the desert out of Abu Dhabi will take you deep into the Liwa desert where you will find, nestled among sand dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab resort. The landscape is so photogenic that the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, was filmed in the nearby dunes
In the center of Australia you’ll find the gigantic and iconic Uluru, and facing it is a luxury hotel called Longitude 131. For those inclined you can helicopter from the local airport to the hotel
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In the center of Australia you’ll find the gigantic and iconic Uluru, and facing it is a luxury hotel called Longitude 131. For those inclined you can helicopter from the local airport to the hotel
In the center of Australia you’ll find the gigantic and iconic Uluru, and facing it is a luxury hotel called Longitude 131. For those inclined you can helicopter from the local airport to the hotel
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In the center of Australia you’ll find the gigantic and iconic Uluru, and facing it is a luxury hotel called Longitude 131. For those inclined you can helicopter from the local airport to the hotel
In the center of Australia you’ll find the gigantic and iconic Uluru, and facing it is a luxury hotel called Longitude 131. For those inclined you can helicopter from the local airport to the hotel
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In the center of Australia you’ll find the gigantic and iconic Uluru, and facing it is a luxury hotel called Longitude 131. For those inclined you can helicopter from the local airport to the hotel
In the center of Australia you’ll find the gigantic and iconic Uluru, and facing it is a luxury hotel called Longitude 131. For those inclined you can helicopter from the local airport to the hotel
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In the center of Australia you’ll find the gigantic and iconic Uluru, and facing it is a luxury hotel called Longitude 131. For those inclined you can helicopter from the local airport to the hotel
Deep in the jungle of Costa Rica is the Nayara Resort, perched right next to the young, and still active, Arenal Volcano. Access is either a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Jose or just a quick half-hour trip on a private plane
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Deep in the jungle of Costa Rica is the Nayara Resort, perched right next to the young, and still active, Arenal Volcano. Access is either a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Jose or just a quick half-hour trip on a private plane
Deep in the jungle of Costa Rica is the Nayara Resort, perched right next to the young, and still active, Arenal Volcano. Access is either a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Jose or just a quick half-hour trip on a private plane
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Deep in the jungle of Costa Rica is the Nayara Resort, perched right next to the young, and still active, Arenal Volcano. Access is either a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Jose or just a quick half-hour trip on a private plane
Deep in the jungle of Costa Rica is the Nayara Resort, perched right next to the young, and still active, Arenal Volcano. Access is either a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Jose or just a quick half-hour trip on a private plane
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Deep in the jungle of Costa Rica is the Nayara Resort, perched right next to the young, and still active, Arenal Volcano. Access is either a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Jose or just a quick half-hour trip on a private plane
Deep in the jungle of Costa Rica is the Nayara Resort, perched right next to the young, and still active, Arenal Volcano. Access is either a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Jose or just a quick half-hour trip on a private plane
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Deep in the jungle of Costa Rica is the Nayara Resort, perched right next to the young, and still active, Arenal Volcano. Access is either a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Jose or just a quick half-hour trip on a private plane
Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
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Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
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Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
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Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
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Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
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Fogo Island is considered one of the four corners of the Earth by flat earth believers due to its location at the extreme eastern edge of the North American continent. To get to the Fogo Island Inn you’ll need to take several plane trips and then a ferry, although the super-rich can charter a private plane to a special runway on the island
In the Gobi Desert in Mongolia sits Three Camel Lodge, where one can stay in a traditional Mongolian Ger. The location can only be accessed via a 90-minute, off-road, 4X4 drive from Ulaanbaatar
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In the Gobi Desert in Mongolia sits Three Camel Lodge, where one can stay in a traditional Mongolian Ger. The location can only be accessed via a 90-minute, off-road, 4X4 drive from Ulaanbaatar
In the Gobi Desert in Mongolia sits Three Camel Lodge, where one can stay in a traditional Mongolian Ger. The location can only be accessed via a 90-minute, off-road, 4X4 drive from Ulaanbaatar
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In the Gobi Desert in Mongolia sits Three Camel Lodge, where one can stay in a traditional Mongolian Ger. The location can only be accessed via a 90-minute, off-road, 4X4 drive from Ulaanbaatar
In the Gobi Desert in Mongolia sits Three Camel Lodge, where one can stay in a traditional Mongolian Ger. The location can only be accessed via a 90-minute, off-road, 4X4 drive from Ulaanbaatar
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In the Gobi Desert in Mongolia sits Three Camel Lodge, where one can stay in a traditional Mongolian Ger. The location can only be accessed via a 90-minute, off-road, 4X4 drive from Ulaanbaatar
To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
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To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
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To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
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To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
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To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
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To get to Conrad Maldives you need to take a 30-minute seaplane flight from the nearest main airport. Oh, and did we mention the resort has an underwater restaurant?
Norway’s highest tourist lodge, Fannaråkhytta, is located on the peak of a mountain. You can drive here but it's recommended you take the five- or six-hour hiking path to really get a handle on the isolation
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Norway’s highest tourist lodge, Fannaråkhytta, is located on the peak of a mountain. You can drive here but it's recommended you take the five- or six-hour hiking path to really get a handle on the isolation
Still in the conceptual stage but reportedly moving ahead in construction is the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, accessed either through scuba diving or a glass elevator
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Still in the conceptual stage but reportedly moving ahead in construction is the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, accessed either through scuba diving or a glass elevator
Still in the conceptual stage but reportedly moving ahead in construction is the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, accessed either through scuba diving or a glass elevator
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Still in the conceptual stage but reportedly moving ahead in construction is the Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, accessed either through scuba diving or a glass elevator
Only an hour from the city of Reykjavík, the ION Adventure Hotel sits on lava fields and features a bar where you can recline with a drink and watch the northern lights
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Only an hour from the city of Reykjavík, the ION Adventure Hotel sits on lava fields and features a bar where you can recline with a drink and watch the northern lights
Only an hour from the city of Reykjavík, the ION Adventure Hotel sits on lava fields and features a bar where you can recline with a drink and watch the northern lights
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Only an hour from the city of Reykjavík, the ION Adventure Hotel sits on lava fields and features a bar where you can recline with a drink and watch the northern lights
Only an hour from the city of Reykjavík, the ION Adventure Hotel sits on lava fields and features a bar where you can recline with a drink and watch the northern lights
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Only an hour from the city of Reykjavík, the ION Adventure Hotel sits on lava fields and features a bar where you can recline with a drink and watch the northern lights
In Greenland on the edge of a giant fjord is Hotel Arctic, the world's most northerly hotel, where you can stay in strange aluminum igloos
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In Greenland on the edge of a giant fjord is Hotel Arctic, the world's most northerly hotel, where you can stay in strange aluminum igloos

You can spend days hiking to a remote location, pitch a tent and enjoy the isolated serenity, but if there's natural beauty to be appreciated then odds are there will be a luxury hotel to experience it from. From igloos in Finland to underwater bedrooms off the coast of Africa, this gallery takes to you some of the most remote hotels on the planet.

Feel like spending a few nights in the desert? Find a five-star hotel in the middle of the Liwa sand dunes hours outside Abu Dhabi, or take a trip to an oasis in Egypt where luxury merges with time travel in an eco-lodge with no electricity.

Fancy staying in a hotel capsule that hangs off a cliff and you need to climb up the side of a mountain to get to, or maybe a stay in a Mongolia Ger in the middle of the Gobi desert hours away from the nearest city? These remote hotels don't skimp on luxury despite their extraordinarily isolated locales.

Take a trip to some extreme locations at the ends of the Earth in our gallery celebrating the most remote hotels on the planet.

2 comments
piperTom
"Most remote"? While not usually thought of as a hotel, the ISS does accept visitors who can pay in the $1M/night range. It's REMOTE.
ljaques
Spend thousands to go to the ends of the Earth, spend thousands on the hotel/food/entertainment, and then you end up surrounded by thousands of other people doing the same thing. I.just.don't.get.it.