8 Least Populated Countries in The World To Add To Your 2021 Travel Bucket List

Life is surely going to be different post the COVID fiasco, so will be globetrotting. Measures such as social distancing and precautions like sanitization and masks are going to be ingrained in our lifestyles in the near future. So in order to help you with your travel planning once things settle down for a bit, here's a list of countries where social distancing is going to be easy due to their low population density. They are as beautiful as any other country and you may want to keep a safe distance from overcrowded tourist destinations. 

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1. Australia

Every foodie's dream destination, a beach bums ultimate paradise and an urban wonder for commercial travelers, Australia defines travel and tourism, unlike any other country. From Sydney's architectural wonders and thriving neighborhoods, Australia's magnificent beachfront and National Parks and Melbourne's cycling tracks, there's something for every treader here. If you're art and cultural aficionado, you may want to venture into Darwin. Adventure seekers may live to take a five in the Great Barrier Reef or delve into wildlife excavations at Brisbane's Australian Zoo. And you'll also get to slurp on some pretty amazing Street food as well as eclectic cuisine at Michelin star restaurants.
Population: 24,005,995
(3.1 people per square kilometer)

2. Namibia

This one is for the wildlife lovers who live hitting up a safari in the midst of dense jungles and revel in sunsets with solid silhouettes of the prolific wild and natural. From the sand sea and perfect dead-tree valleys at Sossusvlei to the otherworldliness of unique animals residing in Etosha and Damaraland, you're going to find yourself placed in offbeat landscapes and adventures. If you've been thinking of a wildlife Safari there's no better time to head to Namibia for this trip due to its lack of population and abundance of wildlife. The country is also home to some architectural marvels and masterpieces.
Population: 2,113,077
(3.0 people per square kilometer)

3. Suriname 

Even though Suriname is South America's smallest country, it is no short of a beauty. With a convergence of rivers flanked by dense forests, the country is home to breathtaking jungles that make for the ultimate offbeat safari. The colonial capital city- Paramaribo is where you'd find most of the tourists sauntering out and about. It's splendid architecture, party hubs and fine dine are to die for. When in Suriname, it is a crime to not venture into the untamed jungles and natural escapes! 
Population: 534,189
(3.7 people per square kilometer)

4. Iceland  

With its rising popularity among tourists, Iceland is nothing but a nature's paradise that is seamlessly blended with man-made amenities. To attain a natural nirvana, we recommend heading to Iceland leaving back all your urban woes so as to thoroughly relish crisp clean air and the cinematic landscapes of this cosmos. It has the highest concentration of art and artists, especially musicians as one can hear rhythms evoking from every nook and cranny. Not to forget the phenomenon of the curtain of the Northern lights aurora borealis that one sincerely cannot neglect. 
Population: 329,740
(3.7 people per square kilometer) 

5. French Guiana 

A minuscule France tucked in a corner of South America, French Guiana is one of the wealthiest corners that boast of unparalleled colonial architecture. Replete with rainforests and pristine jungles, the region is full of colorful cultures and lifestyles. If you're a nature lover or one which admires unique architecture and fabrication, you might want to head here! A unique little feature is its prison history that you might want to know if you're intrigued about it. Even though it may be a little expensive to travel in French Guiana because of its wealthy and affluent ambiance, it's safe and dotted with fewer people. 
Population: 229,040
(2.8 people per square kilometer) 

6. Mongolia

One of the least populated Sovereign states, Mongolia is rich in cultures, countryside views, pristine lakes, vast steppes, rugged mountains, and abundant wildlife and livestock. The country holds great primitive stories and significance accrediting to the history of Chinggis Khan and his rule. Ideally built for nomadic travel experiences where one is allowed the experience of living in a traditional hurt, you will also encounter commercial hubs and urbane spaces as it is rapidly developing for travelers and paving way for a better tourism experience. Nature and wilderness at its best, Mongolia is one of the most recommended destinations to hit-up soon! 
Population: 3,281,679
(1.97 people per square kilometer)

7. Falkland Islands 

One of the lesser-known places in the world, the Falkland Islands is one where you can witness magnificent populations of penguin, seal and albatross. Here, you can luxuriate in the wilderness of nature, live out of camps and catch sight of multiple vistas including valleys of unusual flowers including Felton’s flower, Vanilla Daisy, and more. You'd find people sauntering around their hamlets and some of the dominating tourist hubs like the beach attached on the Sea Lion island and living a very countryside lifestyle. With very few spots to eat and dine out, you might just love every little delicacy offered in this offbeat island. 
Population: 2,563
(0.3 people per square kilometer)

8. Greenland 

Greenland is a destination where it's pretty normal to splurge on helicopter and boat rides, and through this, you're going to enjoy every bit of the country. With the world's scarcest population on an island, it whisks up views that include lofty slopes, glaciers, and the rarest sightings of breathtaking fjords! The escalating chain of hotels and adventures is making the destination fit for tourism. What's exciting is the number of adventure opportunities like sea kayaking, rock climbing, and salmon fishing that allow tourists to feel the pumping adrenaline. Also, to make the most of Greenland you should unwind under the sky and watch the aurora borealis at least once!  
Population: 55,984
(0.03 people per square kilometer)
With this, you know which country to excavate once you decide to kick-start your travel plans again. You can afford to ensure a safe distance with the residents here as well as enjoy the attractions and adventures that each destination has to offer. 

Some conventional and some offbeat, which destinations would you pick from this list? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Sony Punjabi

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