Top Ten Coldest Temperature Records Ever Recorded

Some people are very lucky to enjoy 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit weather all year round, even in December and January, such as in the Mediterranean. However, most places are not so lucky. Let’s take a look at the top ten coldest records ever recorded in history.

10 Malgovik, Västerbotten County, Sweden

Malgovik, Västerbotten County, Sweden
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −63.4 °F (−53.0 °C)

The tenth most coldest place on Earth is deep in the snowy country of Sweden. This town located in the heart of the country and is far from any big cities.

9 Rogers Pass, Montana, United States

Rogers Pass, Montana, United States
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −70 °F (-57 °C)

This isolated Northern city in the USA is known for being one of the coldest places in the world. You could try to come here for hunting moose, but you better bring several layers of clothing.

8 Ust' Shchugor, Russia

Ust' Shchugor, Russia
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −72.6 °F (−58.1 °C)

This snowy deserted landscape is located far north in the depths of Russia. It's hundreds of miles from anything and if you're stuck here you better hope you know how to survive in the wilderness.

7 Prospect Creek, Alaska, United States

Prospect Creek, Alaska, United States
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −80 °F (−62 °C)

Located in the middle of Alaska, there is not much here besides an airport and a stretch of road. It's many miles from anything at all and although scenic, it is quite deserted, being one of the nothmost cities in the entire world.

6 Snag, Yukon, Canada

Snag, Yukon, Canada
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −81 °F (−63 °C)

In the land of polite and nice people, and bordering Alaska, this frigid city is located in the middle of nowhere. There aren't even any roads for hundreds of miles. I wonder how this temperature was recorded? Do these meteorologists have a death wish?

5 North Ice, Greenland

North Ice, Greenland
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −87.0 °F (−66.1 °C)

Greenland was named the opposite of the climate by the vikings, who wanted to trick people into thinking Greenland was the green place and Iceland was the cold place. However, it's Greenland which is the colder place, so the Vikings succeeded in tricking the world.

Located in the middle of truly nowhere in a snowy tundra with nothing around for hundreds of miles, this place is beautiful, but is so cold your fingers will fall off.

4 Verkhoyansk, Sakha Republic, Russia and Oymyakon, Sakha Republic, Russia

Verkhoyansk, Sakha Republic, Russia and Oymyakon, Sakha Republic, Russia
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −90 °F (−68 °C)

These two cities are tied for the fourth coldest temperature ever recorded. A little trivia, Verkhoyansk was the place that Dexter Morgan was last seen before the TV series concluded. Additionally, Clark Kent (Superman) is seen in Verkhoyansk in the TV series Smallville.

Verkhoyansk is also the setting for several other shows and movies at some point or another. However, I doubt that the film was really filmed in Verkhoyansk because it would probably freeze the cameras!

3 Dome A, Antarctica

Dome A, Antarctica
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −116.5 °F (−82.5 °C)

Deep in Antarctica, there is a small research station called Dome A. Here, one of the top 3 coldest ever recorded temperatures was recorded. Hundreds of miles from the ocean plus a whole ocean away in every direction, this freezing cold place is so cold that researchers have to live underground just to survive.

2 Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −117.0 °F (−82.8 °C)

Another isolated research station in Antarctica, this place is so cold and so isolated it isn't even on the map. Literally, it's not even on Google Maps. It's a lovely place to view the Aurora Australis, if you don't mind your breath turning to ice. It's also a beautiful place teeming with wildlife! Just kidding, almost nothing can survive in these temperatures!

1 Vostok Station, Antarctica

Vostok Station, Antarctica
Chilly Record Cold Temperature −128.6 °F (−89.2 °C)

Located deep within the southern tip of the world, Vostok Station is the coldest place on Earth. At number one for the coldest recorded temperature in the entire world, this snowy winter wonderland is so cold if you take off your 12 layers of clothing your arms will freeze and fall off in 7 seconds.

Okay, that's not actually true at all but this place is really, really cold! If you got stranded here, it might be better if you got mauled and eaten by a polar bear. Of course, don't worry, you won't feel anything because your body will be completely numb.

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