The coldest places in the world


If you think we have it bad here in Ireland, but wait until you read the temperatures that some people live in. Could you do it?

1. Ommyakon, Russia
There are 472 tough residents in this town. A temperature of -71.2°C was once recorded here.

2. Snag, Yukon, Canada
This town has the lowest ever recorded temperature in North America with a reading of -63°C.

3. Barrow, Alaska
This town is only reachable by sea or air. The sun sets sometime in late November and doesn’t rise again till late January. The average temperature for February is -25.7°C.

4. Verkhoyansk, Russia
There are a mere 1,434 inhabitants in this town with a recorded temperature of -69.8°C.

5. Dome Fuji ridge, East Antarctic Plateau
This place has the lowest ever recorded temperature on earth at a terrifyingly cold -93.2°C.