Worst Winter Cities in the World

By on June 18, 2015

Recently, various websites and TV news such as BBC News reported how some people worry about the cold winter season. Although others love the cold weather as they can go skiing or snowboarding, build a snowman, play with snowballs and make snow angels, others just couldn’t bear going out during this time of year. Yes, I know there are many snows in that sentence, but what is winter without snow? Those who prefer to keep themselves warm would rather stay in the comfort of their own homes while doing their usual indoor hobbies and other games.

To convince you to stay indoors rather than face the blistering cold weather outside, I will be very kind to all my readers by naming some cities that are not advisable to visit during the winter season:

Verkhoyansk, Russia

Verkhoyansk, Russia

Political exiles were thrown in this city between the 1860s and early 20th century because of its freezing weather. Most of the locals remain indoors from October to April when the temperature drops below zero.

Oymyakon, Russia

Oymyakon, Russia

Another Russian city to avoid is Oymyakon, unless you are looking for brutal cold weather. What’s ironic is that this city was named after a hot spring. Some people break the thick ice covering the spring during winter season to have access to some warm water.

Hell, Norway

Hell, Norway

Come hell or high water, I would not dare visit this city especially between December and March when the weather is beyond freezing cold. Many people joke about the city saying it is “Hell freezing over”. Its sub-arctic temperature is enough to explain why you should not visit Hell this winter season.

Barrow, Alaska

Barrow, Alaska

Its northern location in the United States gives the city all-year round cold weather even during the summer season. If you love the sun, then you would surely miss that in Barrow as it disappears from the end of November to the end of January. Going here is quite difficult because you can only travel to Barrow by sea or by air.

3 Comments

  1. shara

    June 29, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Really? Is this always happening? Russia is one of my list to travel and now I’m afraid to go already.

  2. Minda

    September 27, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful post. Thank you
    for supplying this information.

  3. Taylah

    October 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for worst winter cities

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