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Top 20 Coldest Countries in the world

, , / August 16, 2016
  1. Mongolia


Located in Central Asia, between China and Russia, Mongolia is known for its vast grasslands and its association with the conqueror Genghis Khan. Although this country is picturesque to look at, travelers often have a misconception about the climate here. The average temperature of Mongolia during the winters (October to April) is below 0°C, while the rest of the year is just a little above freezing point.

  1. Finland


This is the northernmost country in Europe, and the effects this could have are certainly visible. The winters here last for four months, where the temperature can drop to -45°C.

  1. Iceland


Take a look at its name. Now look at the picture. Need any more proof? This country is cold cold cold. While the lower regions are at freezing temperature, higher altitudes may subject you to up to (Or as low as) minus 30 degrees Celsius.

  1. U.S.A


This country seems to aim to take the upper hand at everything, don’t they? Visit Alaska, and you will be stunned with its minus 62.2 degrees Celsius.

  1. Canada


Home to the coldest city in North America (Snag, Yukon), its temperature can reach to minus 63 degrees Celsius.

  1. Russia


You have seen a lot of times through various films how cold Russia can get. The maximum temperature in January is minus 8 degree Celsius (bet your minimum is higher) while the minimum falls to about minus 27 degree Celsius as an average. Oymyakon is the coldest village in the world and yes you guessed it right, it’s in Russia too. Temperatures as low as -71.2 degree Celsius.

  1. Belarus


Another country known for having good weather in summer, and terrible, cold weather in winter. The annual average temperature is about 7°C.



Although the country in itself is very cold, the one that takes the price is the inland portion of Norway. During winter, Norway’s inland regions are colder than the coast because mountains block the warm west winds from the sea.



January is the coldest month with daytime temperatures usually around -5°C, but in some cases, winter months can be quite colder with temperatures far below zero, about -20°C or lower and strong, cold northeasterly winds.

  1. Antarctica


We mentioned very briefly when we mentioned U.S.A , but it is simply the coldest region on earth, and it’s worth mentioning a second time. Antarctica’s lowest air temperature record was set on 21 July 1983, with −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) at Vostok Station Satellite measurements have identified even lower ground temperatures, down to −93.2 °C (−135.8 °F) at the cloud-free East Antarctic Plateau on 10 August 2010.