Not on the mainland of Chile, but still a part of the country, this national park is located on Isla Pascua, commonly known in English as Easter Island. In order to see the massive stone heads that still remain a mystery, you will be enjoying the beauty of the Rapa Nui National Park as it circles most of this remote island located between Chile and the distant islands of the South Pacific.
No longer a secret but still hard to reach, one of the most famous national parks in Patagonia is so because of its remote location. Riding the border of Chile at the base of the Andes, the town of El Chalten, a hiker’s paradise, sits within the Los Glaciares National Park and is home to the famous Fitz Roy peak.
Think of Alaska and you will think of remote tundra, and a journey to the north of the state means you are getting as remote as humanly possible. This national park is not only remote, but it is also huge, larger than the country of Belgium. If you make the trek here you are rewarded with scenery that can be compared to the northern equivalent of Patagonia.
Just the fact that it is becoming a hotbed for hikers and explorers does not make it any more accessible, and this is a benefit in keeping Torres del Paine in pristine condition. A gorgeous location that could fill an album of the best photos of Patagonia, this national park is being made more accessible by the increasing desire to visit the lush forests, stunning lakes and stubborn mountains.
The enormous French-Canadian province of Quebec has a portion of its land that, fittingly, is shaped like the top of a Christmas Tree, and down the center of this is the border between Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, the province to the east. Here, as the great hosts that Canadians are, they offer you two absolutely breathtaking national parks as a reward for visiting, with jawdropping scenery that you come to expect from the true north strong and free.