Countries that are situated nearer to the two poles face severe winters and harsher climates than the countries near the equator.
Most of these places are inhabitable by humans due to their extreme climate. The coldest countries are measured either by the coldest temperature recorded in said country or by taking an average yearly temperature.
Pour yourself a hot cuppa joe and let’s take a tour to some of the coldest countries around the planet.
Antarctica holds the cup for being the coldest country on this planet. One will find nothing but layers of never melting polar ice which is inhabitable by humans. The lowest recorded temperature went down to -90° Celsius.
The whole of Russia may not be so cold throughout the year but the town of Oymyakon in Russia had recorded the coldest temperature in the northern hemisphere in 1933. The coldest temperature recorded was -67° Celsius.
We can’t not talk about Canada when talking about the coldest countries in the world. The coldest temperature recorded in Canada was in the city of Snag, Yukon where temperature went down to -62° Celsius in the February of 1947.
The coldest recorded temperature in the Arctic circle in 1991 was in Klinck station, Greenland where the temperature was reached -69° Celsius.
USA is a country with a diverse climatic conditions. Freezing and snowing, the temperature in the Prospect Creek, Alaska went up to -60° Celsius.
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Expect a chilly climate when visiting Mongolia. The average yearly temperature goes below zero. The Tsetsen-Uul province recorded the coldest climate in the country that dropped to -54° Celsius in 2021.
One of the coldest countries in the world, Kazakhstan shares a border with Russia and China. Some regions in the country are covered with snow throughout the year. The coldest recorded temperature was in the city of Atbasar which dropped to 57° Celsius.
As suggested by the name, this is another European country that can get quite chilly in the winters. The lowest recorded temperature has been around -40 ° Celsius. So if you are planning a trip to Reykjavík you might wanna pack your snow boots.
Finland is a Scandinavian country where winters last about four months. Temperatures drop around -20° Celsius during this time, and one can expect heavy snowfall and even blizzards.
The country of Estonia is located in the northern part of Europe. Temperatures get really cold and can go down to -18° Celsius which make day to day life a little difficult for the locals.
Along with seeing the Northern Lights you will also get to see a lot of snowfall in some regions of Norway. The coldest recorded temperature was in the Karasjok region with the temperature dropping to -51° Celsius.