Five coldest places on Earth that would bring literal chills

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Living in extreme conditions in some of the earth’s coldest places would be impossible for most humans. So, while some people might not think of such places as fun vacation spots, others find them to be among the best locations in the world for a trip.

Standard thermostats will not operate in the great majority of the locations listed below. Therefore, grab a steaming cup of coffee and prepare to be amazed by a few of the world's coldest sites.

Dome Fuji in Antarctica

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Dome Fuji is located at the South Pole, about −54.3 degree Celsius cold. It is the coldest place in Antarctica, where the sun does not rise above the freezing point. The spot with the lowest temperature on Earth is Dome Fuji, which lies at the margin of the Antarctica Peninsula.

This place is so cold that it makes a perfect place for research on below-zero temperatures and atmospheric pressure. Some experts believe that if this land could be reached by a vehicle, it would take close to six hours to get to the Earth's center because the air around here is nearly a vacuum!

Denali in Alaska

Lakes of Central Alaskan Range, Route 8, Denali Highway, Alaska, a dirt road offers stunning views of Mt. Hess Mountain, Mt. Hayes and Mt. Debora. (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Lakes of Central Alaskan Range, Route 8, Denali Highway, Alaska, a dirt road offers stunning views of Mt. Hess Mountain, Mt. Hayes and Mt. Debora. (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Alaska is one of the coldest places in the world. The average temperatures during winter are below zero, and even in summer, the mercury barely reaches the freezing point. The only place where temperatures can be as extreme as they are in Alaska is the polar regions, but even then not everyone lives there; however, the people who do call it a “land of snow and ice.” This place is so frigid that some residents get sick every year because of the cold temperatures. It is surprising how an Alaskan survives the winter there!

Klinck Research Station in Greenland

Western coast of Greenland, aerial view of glacier,  mountains and ocean
Western coast of Greenland, aerial view of glacier, mountains and ocean

The Klinck Research Station is situated at an elevation of approximately 40 meters above sea level in Greenland; this station has been continuously occupied since 1963. During the winter season, temperatures at this research center are moderate and comfortable. However, the average temperature during the summer is relatively high—approximately −4 degree Celsius.

Verkhoyansk in Russia

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The town of Verkhoyansk in Russia is the coldest place in the world, where temperatures can go down to −49 degree celsius. The reason for this extreme coldness is the massive quantity of ice that covers the entire area of Verkhoyansk. The city lies in the Uralska River and reaches up to the Kamenets-Podolsky Lake, from where it receives its name. The lake is freezing, and Verkhoyansk is located on its edge. The winter season in the region is from November until February, and the average temperature is −5 degree Celsius during this period.

Snag Yukon in Canada

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Yet another coldest place in the world, located in the Canadian province of Alberta, is approximately 500 km from the Pacific Ocean. The average temperature during July and August comes down to a record low of −63 degree Celsius. Many lodges are available for travelers who want to experience this type of extreme cold and enjoy the beauty and hospitality of this place.

So, If you're planning on visiting these destinations, make sure to pack some suitable woolens and enjoy the most bone-chilling locations on Earth.

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