When a holiday comes to mind, the majority of people may think of sunshine, palm trees and sipping a cocktail poolside, but this is not for everyone. If you’re looking to wrap up as opposed to strip down, there are plenty of destinations to choose from when in search of some cold and snow.
Whether skiing is your thing, or you just prefer to stay cool when on your holidays, here are some of the coldest trips you can take around the world, but despite the old, there’s plenty to do to take your mind off your frozen fingers and toes. For more information on the Coldest Climate research, visit Crystal Ski Holidays.
If the cold is what you want, you won’t be disappointed if you head to Antarctica, with the lowest temperatures plummeting to a chilling -89.2°C and averaging out at -45°C. With a few extra layers on, you will be fully equipped to face the climate and experience this one of a kind holiday to the fullest.
From the landscape to the wildlife, Antarctica will leave you breathless. Penguins, birds, whales and seals, to name a few, are not animals you see every day, especially in their natural environment, so why miss the opportunity to set sail on the icy sea of the Arctic, you’ll soon forget about the cold or if you don’t then it will all be worth it. And if you’re looking for the perfect picture to take home, Antarctica is the perfect place to capture some beautiful snapshots, with picturesque scenes at every turn.
If sightseeing in a city is your ideal holiday and you’re looking for somewhere you can wrap up, Russia ticks all the boxes. The average winter temperature goes as low as -44°C but has been recorded to go as cold as -67.8°C, but nothing a few extra layers can fix…maybe more than a few.
Winter only makes the sights of Russia that much more beautiful, with the snowfall covering the historic buildings, not to mention the smaller crowds and cheaper fairs during the winter months.
Skiing, snowboarding or sightseeing, whatever reason you choose to head to Canada, it won’t disappoint and the average winter temperature of -21°C only improves the experiences but covering the beautiful scenery in a layer of snow.
Canada is a popular choice for winter sports enthusiasts and is even more so for its ability to elongate the ski season for longer into the year. Most European resorts close the slopes at the end of March/beginning of April as temperatures begin to rise and snow no longer falls, but Canada holds onto the perfect conditions well into spring and often into May, meaning tourists have a shorter offseason and less time to wait for the season to start again.
If you’re feeling brave, you can visit the coldest city in the world, Norilsk, Russia. The city has nine months of snow throughout the year and temperatures stay below -10°C and have reached lows of -53.1°C. It does, however, have limited seasons as to when people should visit, with the city having 2-months of constant daylight and then 2-months of constant darkness/nighttime, so you should decide which you would prefer.