1. Eastern Antarctic, Antarctica
East Antarctica is not just one of the coldest places in the world, it is the coldest place in the world! East Antarctica gets cold, or we can just simply say that it’s always cold. Being the coldest place amongst the coldest places in the world, East Antarctica actually reach can actually reach a low of -98 degrees Celsius which is -144 degrees Fahrenheit. Researchers from the NSDC have come up with an article to explain why the temperatures get so low. As of right now, no one actually lives here, and there are no real commercial establishments. However, there are scientific bases where scientists can go and perform their research.
2. Dome Fuji
Dome Fuji, located in the Antarctic Plateau, the temperature can get very low and change throughout the year based on the season. During the summer time temperatures can rise a little above -30 Celsius which is -20 Fahrenheit. However in the winter, this is when it gets cold. Dome Fuji winters can drop to a temperature of -80 Celsius which is -110 Fahrenheit with the lowest recorded temperature being -93.2 degrees Celsius.
Despite this low, the average air temperature is -54.3 Degrees Celsius which is -65.7 Fahrenheit.
3. Vostok Station
Vostok Station is one of the coldest places in the world where the temperature can get as low as -89.2 degrees Celsius which is -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the article on meduza.io there are no natives to the land nor is there any commercial establishments but researchers actually live there. For about one and a half years, Russian researchers stay and do their jobs and endure the harsh cold climate.
4. Amundsen-Scott Station, Antarctica
Amundsen-Scott Station, located in Antarctica is a very cold place. The lowest recording temperature in Amundsen-Scott Station was found to be -82.8 degrees Celsius. Despite having an all time low of -82.8 degrees Celsius, the average temperature in Amundsen-Scott Station tends to be about -49.4 degrees Celsius. The plus side if you want to call it that, is that the temperatures can reach as high as -30 degrees Celsius.
5. Denali, Alaska
Denali Alaska, in the USA, can get very very cold! Amazingly enough belonging to the country that has some of the sunniest places in the world, Alaska can definitely be categorized as one of the coldest places in the world. With a record low temperature of -73.8 degrees Celsius. Danali also boasts the highest mountain peak in North America. Despite the other coldest places in the world not having any real inhabitants, Denali Alaska is actually home to 2081 people and counting. According to bestplaces.net Denali Borough County has seen an increase in population growth by 101.3% since 2020. Another interesting fact is that the territory was first named Mount Mckinley however the name was changed to Denali a native alaskan word that means “the tall one”.
6. Verkhoyansk, Russia
The Russian town of Verkhoyansk has a very interesting and volatile change in climate. Oddly enough, Verkhoyansk holds an Arctic temperature record recognized by WMO Meteorological Organization. The record recorded was a high temperature of 38 degrees Celsius which is quite shocking for one of the coldest places in the world. On the flip side, the reason why it’s one of the coldest places in the world, is because the lowest recorded temperature is -69.6 degrees Celsius. Now for the big question, does anyone actually live there? Well, it turns out that Verkhoyansk actually has a population of about 1,131 people. You can read a little more about it here.
7. Klinck Station, Greenland
One of the Arctic’s coldest recorded points is Klinck Station in Greenland. The lowest recorded temperature in Klinck Station is -69.8 degrees Celsius, making it one of the coldest places in the world. If you’d like to learn more about Klinck Station you can always check out this website.
8. North Ice, Greenland
North Ice is a research centre in North Greenland. It is one of the coldest places in the wold with a record low temperature of 66.1 degree Celsius. According to wikipedia.org North Ice was a research station of the British North Greenland Expedition. If you would like to learn more about North Ice you can check out the wikipedia page.
9. Yakutsk, Siberia, Russia
Yakutsk, Siberia, is one of the coldest places in the world that actually has inhabitants! Also known as the coldest city on earth, where the lowest temperature ever recorded was -64.4 degrees Celsius! It is said that the freezing weather is cold enough to freeze car batteries! Despite the harsh climate there are amazingly over 270,000 people who call Yakutsk their home. In Yakutsk the people have access to some entertainment like movies and restaurants and to travel around for those who don’t have cars, they have a public transportation system. If you are curious about visiting Yakutsk, or want to experience what living in the coldest city on earth is like, you can find a list of things to do in Yakutsk from this website but be sure to dress warm!
10. Snag, Yukon Territory, Canada
Snag in the Yukon Territory boasts an all time low temperature of -62.6 degrees Celsius. With a record low temperature of -62.8 degrees Celsius, this has earned Snag to be known as one of the coldest places in the world as it managed to be the coldest temperature to ever be recorded in Canada!
Interestingly enough, Snag Yukon is actually home to 8 – 10 native families.
11. Prospect Creek, Alaska, United States of America
Prospect Creek, Alaska, the last on our list of the coldest places in the world. Prospect Creek has a record low temperature of -62 degrees Celsius which is about -80 degrees Fahrenheit. Currently no one actually lives in prospect Creek and the hottest recorded temperature is 30.6 degrees Celsius which is 87 degrees Fahrenheit.
Well, there you have it, a list of the coldest places in the world where the coldest was the Eastern Antarctic, Antarctica, with a frightening lowest recorded temperature of -98 degrees Celsius. On the flip side, if you want to know about the sunniest places in the world you can always check out our article!