Where Are the Coldest Places on Earth?

If you really want to get away from it all, check out Lonely Planet's Coldest Places on Earth. Can you guess what they are? Brrr. Call me crazy, but I fell in love with this description of the Dempster Highway in Canada, which crosses the Arctic circle:

Starting from Dawson, the last remnant of the Yukon gold rush, the Dempster winds its way through pristine wilderness flanked by craggy peaks and rolling tundra before arriving at the Arctic hub of Inuvik, gateway to the remote communities of the Western Arctic. One of the most incredible road trips on earth, the Dempster Hwy is one of only two roads in North America that cross the Arctic Circle. It’s a road deep in history, with stunning scenery and myriad chances to see wildlife. You may catch sight of moose, and wolves as well as peregrine falcons, golden eagles, and Arctic terns, all without leaving the road.

Also check out Grethel Erlich's beautifully named This Cold Heaven, a harrowing journey through Greenland.