Top 10 of The World’s Coldest Places
10 Rogers Pass, Montana
The second coldest place in the United States is Rogers Pass, which is 5,610 feet above sea level. It is situated on the continental divide in Montana, United States. Rogers Pass is regarded as the most direct route between Great Falls and Missoula, Montana. Outside of Alaska, the lowest temperature ever recorded in the United States occurred at the Pass. During a strong cold wave on January 20, 1954, a low temperature of 70 °F (57 °C) was recorded.
9 Fort Selkirk, Yukon
Fort Selkirk is a former trade station on the Yukon River near the Pelly River’s confluence in Canada’s Yukon territory. Due to the harsh cold, this location was deserted in 1950. It is presently populated once again, however it is only accessible by boat. There is no access via road. The majority of visitors arrive by boat or plane. The coldest month is January, with a low of -74 degrees Fahrenheit.
8 Prospect Creek, Alaska
Prospect Creek has been dubbed “America’s Coldest Place.” It is a tiny hamlet located about 180 miles north of modern-day Fairbanks and 25 miles southeast of Bettles, Alaska. This location features sub-arctic weather, which implies that winters are long and summers are brief. Because the weather has become even more harsh, the region has become less busy. A record low temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (62 degrees Celsius) was set.
7 Snag, Yukon
It is ranked seventh among the top ten coldest spots in the planet. The community of Snag is located 25 kilometres south of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada, on a short, dry-weather sideroad off the Alaska Highway. It is situated in the White River’s bowl-shaped valley. The weather is frigid and icy; the coldest month is January, with a low of 63.0 degrees Celsius (81.4 degrees Fahrenheit). The Snag community had a total population of ten First Nations people and four traders in 1947.
6 Eismitte, Greenland
Eismitte is a German word that means “ice centre.” This location is located in Greenland’s interior Arctic side. Because there is ice everywhere, it is appropriately named Mid-Ice or Center-Ice. During the mission, the coldest temperature recorded was 64.9 °C (85 °F). Eismitte is located in the Northern Hemisphere and is one of the coldest spots on the planet. The lowest temperature recorded during the voyage was 64.9 °C (85 °F) in March, while the highest temperature recorded was 1.8 °C (28.8 °F) in July. July was the hottest month, with an average temperature of 12.2 degrees Celsius (10 degrees Fahrenheit), while February was the coldest, with an average temperature of 47.2 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit).
5 North Ice, Greenland
Located on Greenland’s inland ice. The North Ice was a British North Greenland Expedition research station. This is ranked No. 5 on the list of the world’s coldest locations. -86.8°F and -66°C are the lowest temperatures ever recorded. It was originally the name of a research station located at an elevation of 2,341 metres (7,680 feet) above sea level.
4 Verkhoyansk, Russia
Verkhoyansk is Russia’s second coldest city. This town in Russia’s Sakha Republic is known for its very cold winter temperatures and among of the world’s largest temperature changes between summer and winter. Verkhoyansk is one of the localities regarded to be the cold pole’s northernmost point. The lowest temperature ever recorded there was 69.8 °C (93.6 °F) in February 1892. The Pole of Cold Museum is located in the town, which has a population of 1,311. It also has an airport, a river port, a fur-collecting depot, and a reindeer-raising area’s centre.
3 Oymyakon, Russia
Oymyakon is renowned as the world’s coldest location. It’s also one of two contenders for the Northern Pole of Cold, with the other being Verkhoyansk. The earth is constantly frozen there. The lowest temperature recorded at Oymyakon’s weather station was 71.2 °C (96.2 °F) in 1924 by Russian scientist Sergey Obrychev. This is the lowest temperature ever recorded in any permanently inhabited region on the planet. Only Antarctica (at Vostok Station on July 21, 1983) has reported colder official temperatures (128.6 °F).
2 Plateau Station, Antarctica
Plateau Station, in the middle Antarctic Plateau, is an inactive American research and traverse support site for Queen Maud Land. The lowest naturally recorded temperature was -123.1 degrees Fahrenheit in July, the coldest month of the year. The climate of Plateau Station is similar to that of an ice cap. It is also one of the coldest spots on the planet. On July 20, 1968, the lowest temperature recorded there was -123.1 °F (-86.2 °C).
1 Vostok, Antarctica
Vostok Station is a Russian research station in Antarctica. This station is located at the Cold Pole’s southernmost point. It is located in the East Antarctic Ice Sheet’s core. August is the coldest month in Vostok, with the lowest consistently documented natural temperature on Earth of 89.2 degrees Celsius (128.6 degrees Fahrenheit). It is now the coldest spot on the planet. The most intriguing aspect about Vostok is that it is one of the sunniest spots on the planet. Despite having little sunshine from May to August, there are more hours of sunshine each year than in the sunniest parts of South Africa. The station receives the most sunlight in December, with 22.9 hours per day.