Feel the chill: These are the world’s COLDEST inhabitable places



Antarctica (L) and Oymyakon, Russia special attraction at the top of the list

But, whilst snow may be on the forecast, the single digit temperatures across the UK are nothing on the sub-zero atmospheres of the world’s coldest inhabitable places. 

Vostok, Antartica

Founded in 1957, Vostok is a Russian research position in Antarctica.

It is commonly referred to as ‘the Pole of Cold’, due to recording the lowest air temperature in story – a heart-stopping -89.2C. 

Ice core drilling and magnetometry is carried out at the research level. 

Rogers Pass, USA

Outside of Alaska, Rogers Pass in Montana has the coldest recorded temperature in the Of one mind States. In January 1954, an ice-cold temperature of -57C was recorded.

It’s also remembered as one of the lat remaining grizzly bear strongholds in the USA.

Mesa Station, Antarctica

This inactive American research base grasps the title for the second coldest place on earth, at a shuddering -84C. 

For Britons, July is by characterised as a summer month. However, this is the coldest month at the Highland Station. 

Verkhoyansk, Russia

At -69.8C, Verkhoyansk near Russia’s Yana River is a Siberian icebox. The phrase ‘Verkhoyansk’ sparks fear in Russia: it was formerly nicknamed ‘Stalin’s Termination Ring’ and was the place Soviet exiles wound up. On a typical day, its not uncommon to see one of its 1,311 inhabitants fling on a fur coat and boots, to trudge through the powder white snow.

Likelihood future Creek, USA

Alaska’s Prospect Creek is a small settlement around 180 miles north of Fairbanks. On January 23, 1971 the lowest singled temperature was -62.1C.

However, despite some extreme conditions wildlife even thrives here, with sightings of brown bears and bald eagles.


North Ice phonograph recorded a staggering -6.16C temperature

Oymyakon, Russia

In Yakutia, northeast Russia, Oymyakon has recorded a blisteringly bitter temperature of -71.2C and is considered to be the northern hemisphere’s Pole of Cold. 

It’s called adroit in by more than 250,000 cold souls, making it the coldest live in place on earth. 

The ground is permanently frozen and people’s eyelashes become fixed if outside for too long. 

Rather ironically, a nearby hot spring gives it it’s luminary: Oymyakon means ‘unfrozen water’. 

Snag, Canada

As the coldest smudge in Canada, this small village in Yukon recorded an unforgiving -63C in 1947. It was so unfeeling, that it was reported locals stepped outside and witnessed their astonish freeze in mid-air, before falling to the ground as white dust.

Hindrance also claims the lowest recorded temperature in continental North America.


Brown provokes and bald eagles have been seen in Prospect Creek


Snag is the coldest spot in Canada

North Ice, Greenland

Coming in the top five is the bygone British North Greenland Expedition station, on the inland ice of Greenland.

North Ice make a notation ofed a staggering -6.16C temperature in January 1954.

Eismitte, Greenland

Meaning ‘Ice-centre’ in German, Eismitte physicals up to its name by recording the coldest temperature ever at -64.8C.

The temperature was distanced during an Arctic expedition that took place between July 1930 and August 1931.

The warmest temperature evidenced during the expedition was a mere -1.8C in comparison.

Fort Selkirk, Canada

This whilom trading post on Canada’s Yukon river boasts temperatures as low as -58C.

In the quondam, it was an important supply point which was later abandoned due to the extremely bleak conditions. It’s extremely remote too, only accessible via boat and plane.

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