Top 10 Coldest Places on Earth
Some parts of the world have extreme climates that make it difficult for human habitation. This article will expose to you places with the lowest temperature on Earth. In most of these places there is little or no population at all. For instance one of the coldest temperatures ever recorded was minus 88 degrees C in the Russian research station in Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983. Inspired from the hot weather, we decided to discus about sub zero temperatures, so who knows, maybe if you are fan of the winter, you might want to visit them, although we don’t recommend.
#1. Oymyakon, Russia
This is the coldest Place in Russia, and considering the fact that the country has some of the harshest winters in the world, you can only imagine how cold this place is. The coldest month of the year if February when the temperature went down to – 71.1 Celsius degrees. A human being can’t stay outside for longer than several minutes. Hair, eyelashes and eyebrows are instantly getting frost and the air so cold it is impossible to breathe normally. The ground there is permanently frozen
#2. Verkhoyanks, Russia
It is one of those places in Russia that have extreme temperatures differences between the short and cool summers and the extremely cold and long winters. The winter time is the coldest of all and lasts longer than most summers in Russia. The coldest temperature measured in this place was -67.7 on the Celsius scale.
#3. Fort Selkirk, Yukon, Canada
With lovely snowy landscape, this place would remind you of the winter scenery of the movie Frozen. Fort Selkirk was a former trading post on the Yukon River at the confluence of the Pelly River in Canada’s Yukon. However, in 1950 this place was deserted because of extreme cold conditions. Half century later, the places is inhabited again but is only accessible via a boat or a plane. The coldest month is January and the lowest temperature is -58 Celsius degrees. Frozen indeed.
#4. Snag, Yukon, Canada
Another place in Yukon, Canada with pretty chilly and freezing weather. The village is located on a small, dry-weather side road off the Alaska Highway 25 km south of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada. The sky is almost always foggy and grey, and the deathly freezing wind is constantly blowing. Coldest month is again January and the lowest temperature recorded is -63 Celsius degrees.
#5. Prospect Creek, Alaska, USA
This place is considered to be the coldest place in the USA. Prospect Creek is a small settlement approximately 290 kilometers north of Fairbanks and 40 kilometers southeast of Bettles, Alaska. It has a sub-arctic type of weather which means that winters last awfully long time and summers are extremely short. Weather conditions are even more severe now so the area is less crowded now. The coldest temperature recorded is -62 Celsius degrees.
#6. Rogers Pass, Montana, the USA
This places ranks as the tenth coldest place in the world and is especially famous for all the geese that fly this way in the winter. The coldest months are March and April and the lowest recorded temperature ever measured was -57 Celsius degrees. Apparently the birds can endure it.
#7. North Ice, Greenland
Surprisingly, this place “only” got the fifth place in the list of world’s coldest places. The lowest temperature ever measured here was -66 Celsius degrees. People don’t live here, and the place was a “home” once of a research station.
#8. Eismitte, Greenland
This place is located on the interior Arctic side of Greenland. It has ice everywhere of course, and therefore the name Mid-Ice or Center-Ice (translated from German). The coldest temperature on record is -64 Celsius degrees.
#9. Vostok, Antarctica
Vostok is another place on Earth that experiences some the coldest temperatures ever. But that is natural because the place is located in the South Pole. The coldest month in Vostok is August where the lowest recorded temperature ever was -89.2 on the Celsius scale.
#10. Plateau Station, Antarctica
After Vostok, this is second coldest place on Earth which was closed down back in 1969. The coldest month is July, with the temperature of -84 Celsius degrees.