When it comes to best chilling destinations around the world, people think of places like South Pole, North Pole, Russia etc. However, there are some destinations in the world with such extreme cold temperatures that might make a refrigerator feel like Caribbean. From northern most regions to high peaks, the name of these places are enough to give a shiver in the hottest of weathers. Here is a list of the 5 world’s most chilling destinations:
Located in Siberia’s Yakutia region, falling within the Arctic Circle this place can be reached by an 8-day-drive from Yakutsk. Because of the unavailability of land roads, driving is possible only during the winter season as the lakes are frozen. The place is inhabited by 1300 people and most of them make their living through fur hunting and herding reindeer. The place is full of natural resources like gold but profitable mining cannot be developed because of extreme cold temperatures. This place is no doubt included in 5 world’s most chilling destinations as the place is known for a record minus 72°C. The average temperature around January hovers around minus 49°C.
This is the coldest destination in entire United States where average temperature is 10.1°F. The entire population of the area is near about five people and there are no permanent residents. Temperatures in summer can touch 70’s which gives a clear indication of the cold during winter time.
International Falls, Minnesota
With an overall population of around seven thousand people, the place is the coldest when it comes to lower forty eight states. The average temperature of this place is 2°C or 36.4°F. During the winter time, the temperature goes well below the zero mark. The Icebox Days Festival which is a significant festival for the people in the area includes several activities like snowmobile racing, frozen turkey bowling, snow sculptures and lots more.
Yakutsk, capital of Yakutia region definitely deserves a place among 5 world’s most chilling destinations as it is considered to be coldest city on Earth. During January, the high temperatures recorded fall around minus 50°C. Residents need to keep their cars running throughout the day to make sure they can reach home. People are requested to not wear glasses outside because they might freeze to the face and taking them off might lead to tearing of the flesh.
Vostok, East Antarctica
Situated at an elevation of 11,220 feet, this place is home to a Russian research station. This is the place where the coldest temperature on Earth was recorded at minus 89.2°C on 21st July 1983. It is believed that the extreme fall in temperature was due to calm air and clear skies.