If you like being in cold temperatures, you might be interested in 8 of the coldest places to live on earth.
If you don’t like cold temperatures, you might still be interested so you can stay well away from these places!
The places listed here make it extremely difficult for humans to live there, just because of the freezing cold temperatures.
Read on to discover the coldest places you’ll either want to visit or avoid!
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Rogers Pass, Montana, America
On the continental divide in the American state of Montana, 5,610 feet above sea level, you’ll find Rogers Pass, one of the coldest places in the whole entire world. Here, was the coldest temperature ever recorded outside of the state of Alaska. A particularly cold wave occurred in 1954 where a freezing cold temperature of -70 Fahrenheit was recorded. Brrr!
Fort Selkirk, Yukon, Canada
This area used to have human inhabitants but it all got too much in 1950 when everybody deserted it. Some people do inhabit this area again but it is merely accessible. There’s no road access at all here, and you must arrive here either by boat or plane. -74 Fahrenheit is the coldest temperature here, so stay away around January time if you don’t like the cold.
Prospect Creek, Alaska, America
You won’t get much summer here at Prospect Creek, but you’ll have an extremely long winter. Sub-arctic weather conditions means that this place has a very small amount of people that inhabit it. Weather conditions here seem to be getting more and more severe, so more people are leaving. The lowest temperature ever recorded here was -80 Fahrenheit.
Snag, Yukon, Canada
Just off the Alaskan highway you’ll find the freezing cold area of Snag. This little villages coldest ever temperature recorded was -81.4 Fahrenheit. You’ll need some thick clothes to visit this place!
In the German language, Eismitte means “ice city”. Ice is simply everywhere here, and it is located on the inside artic side of Greenland. The coldest temperature that was ever recorded here was -85 Fahrenheit, during an expedition.
This location has some of the biggest temperature differences between it’s summers and winters in the whole world. The whole area is covered in snow, and in 1892 an exceptionally low temperature of -93.6 Fahrenheit was recorded.
Along with Verkhoyansk this place is in competition for the title of “the northern pole of cold”. Here, the ground is always frozen, and the lowest temperature ever recorded was -96.2 Fahrenheit. This actually breaks the record of lowest recorded temperature for any place that is permanently inhabited in the world!
This area is mainly a Russian Antarctic research station, not to mention the coldest place on earth! Named the “southern pole of cold”, August is it’s coldest month. The lowest temperature ever recorded here was an absolutely freezing -128.6 Fahrenheit. It sends me cold just imagining it!