The Coldest Countries in the World
Do you dream of travelling to a winter wonderland covered in a blanket of snow? Cold weather can be truly magical – there is something special about waking up in the morning and rushing to the window to see the undisturbed snow sparkling in the trees, covering the ground and sometimes blocking the front door! Woolly jumpers, a hat and scarf, a mug of hot chocolate and a roaring fire will be in order should you travel to one of these chilly destinations!
Especially we miss the cold weather in the summer heat. We compiled a list of the coldest countries in the world, let the visualization of frosty places help you to survive the summer season more easily.
Located in Central Asia, Mongolia is at its coldest during January and February; the temperature can fall to minus 20 degrees Celsius and is barely above 0 degrees Celsius from April to October! Now that is cold. Just the mention of minus temperatures definitely has us reaching for our hats…
The chilly country of Estonia may not have extreme cold temperatures, ranging between -7 and -3 degrees Celsius in the winter, but that is enough to create a layer of snow. Get the fire ready, folks!
The clue is in the name with this icy country – it's name by itself creates the image of the coldest country in the world. Iceland's temperatures can drop to 30 degrees Celsius during winter and will rarely rise above freezing. However, the views of the snowy landscapes are a wonderful sight to behold.
If sunlight is something that helps you get up in the morning, you’ll be shocked to know that in the northernmost part of Finland, the sun does not rise above the horizon for two months of winter! In other parts however, at least you will get 6 hours of daylight – if sub-zero temperatures of up to minus 45 degrees is something you are willing to deal with for the magnificent experiences and sights to see in this country.
As Greenland is located in the North Pole region, it is a given that it might be a bit colder temperature wise. Do not let the name fool you – though there are beautiful sceneries to see, chances are that they are white rather than green due to the large amounts of ice that cover the terrain! Even in the summer, temperatures remain below 7 degrees Celsius.
Canada is ranked as the coldest country in the world; ranging from a very chilly minus 40 to minus 15 degrees Celsius, make sure you wrap up warm if you travel here during the winter. Some of us will be glad to know that summer temperatures are a much warmer 20 to 30 degrees Celsius, so Canada definitely has the best of both worlds.
Russia is notorious for being very cold – especially since the world’s coldest temperature was recorded here at an astonishing minus 72 degrees Celsius! At that kind of temperature, you wouldn’t need a fridge to keep your drinks cold, you could just keep them outside! Even in the summer, minus 3 degrees Celsius is quite an average temperature for some regions of Russia.