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7 of the coldest places in the world to live

By: Shea Gunther on Feb. 9, 2011, 10:29 a.m.
orange train station with Hell sign

Photo: waxorian/Flickr

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Hell, Norway

Cue "Hell freezing over" joke here. Hell, Norway, has gained notoriety for the combination of its name and sub-arctic temperatures. The average temperature in February 2010 was a balmy 20 degrees F. Tourists have trekked to Hell in recent years, many to photograph themselves in front of one of the town’s train station signs.

Hell freezes over, on average, a third of the year, running from December through March.