While less than 5 percent of the ocean floor has been explored, solid ground has been thoroughly investigated.
But there are some parts of our planet that are so remote, secluded, and difficult to reach that they remain basically untouched by humans. The ones who do get there, though, soak up some of the most unique views the world has to offer.
Lucky for us, there are things called cameras so that everyone else can enjoy these breathtaking views without even tying their shoes. Check out these images of some of the hardest places to get to — and try to combat any bubbling wanderlust.
Few get to visit the uninhabited southernmost continent and its sprawling, icy landscape. While it might seem like just a dot on the map for us, the landmass is actually 5.4 million square miles. It only has 5,000 temporary residents.
2. Kerguelen Islands
Located 2,051 miles from civilization and Madagascar, these incredibly remote islands are mostly inhabited by scientists. The main island is nicknamed Desolation Island if that gives you any sense of its remoteness.
This island in Micronesia is the world's smallest republic, and among the least-visited in the world, according to Newser.
This Inuit village in Greenland is the most remote settlement in the world, according to The Guardian. Back in 2013, it had just over 450 residents.
5. Mt. Everest
Holding the title of the tallest mountain in the world (above sea level, at least), Mt. Everest's summit rate is not very promising (hovering around 30 percent), but it continues to grow thanks to more guides and better equipment.
Only about a quarter of hikers ever make it to the top of Asia's Annapurna mountain. Its highest peak soars over 26,000 feet above sea level.
7. Karakum Desert
This central Asiatic desert in Turkmenistan is its hottest desert. It's especially known for a fiery crater that's been burning for decades. "The Gates of Hell" is the result of an accidental puncture of an underground natural gas cavern.
Even still, there are some places so difficult to get to that there aren't any human footprints yet. Take Muchu Chhish, for example. Summiting of the 24,591-foot high mountain in Pakistan has been attempted multiple times, but all have unfortunately failed.