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Top 10 Coldest European Countries

Try to name the coldest countries in Europe based on average annual temperature.
For the years 1991–2020. Source.
Includes one country that straddles two continents
Quiz by Gamer1162
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Last updated: July 16, 2022
First submittedOctober 2, 2016
Times taken98,797
Average score90.0%
Rating4.94
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° C
Country
° F
-3.8
Russia
25.2
2.3
Iceland
36.1
2.6
Finland
36.7
2.7
Norway
36.9
3.4
Sweden
38.0
° C
Country
° F
6.4
Estonia
43.4
6.9
Switzerland
44.3
6.9
Latvia
44.3
7.3
Belarus
45.1
7.3
Lithuania
45.1
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Level 79
Oct 3, 2016
Surprised that only 2 of the Baltic states are listed.
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Level 80
Oct 4, 2016
I'm guessing that coastal moderation of temperatures kept Lithuania warm enough to miss the list.
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Level 67
Oct 11, 2016
Lithuania is the less coastal baltic country...
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Level 77
May 20, 2017
but the furthest south
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Level 46
Sep 26, 2018
But Belarus is even further south and lesser coastal than Lithuania, yet they still made the list
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Level 33
Jan 4, 2020
Belarus is actually near the ural mountains so maybe that's one reason......
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Level 69
Jan 4, 2020
Belarus is closer to France than to the Ural mountains
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Level 47
May 28, 2020
Lithuania is far enough south that with coastal moderation, it stays higher than Belarus, which sits inland. Even though it is farther south, it has no coast to warm it.
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Level ∞
Jul 16, 2022
With the latest update Lithuania edges Liechtenstein to appear in the top 10.
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Level 65
Oct 18, 2022
If I'd taken this a few months ago I'd have had to have gotten Liechtenstein?! Thank god I didn't find this until now. Great quiz, as usual!
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Level 60
Nov 18, 2016
A rare 100% in first attempt. Probably because there was so much time!
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2016
I had to remember to consider average elevation for certain countries like Switzerland that are not that far north.
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Level 73
Nov 18, 2016
Agreed. My mind immediately went to "furthest north", so I got 8 out of 10 very quickly. Then after trying a several more incorrect answers, "high elevation" occurred to me, and I got the last 2.
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Level 63
Mar 4, 2021
Exactly. And the Swiss have some of their main meteorological stations at 4000ft altitude. In the cities on the plains (Basel, Zurich, Geneva...) the winters are way milder than in the Baltic countries.
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Level 25
Nov 18, 2016
I just typed every country in Europe and got 100% lol
+1
Level 50
Nov 18, 2016
At least I never bothered entering Spain, Monaco, Vatican, and various other Mediterranean hot spots.
+5
Level 31
Dec 11, 2020
Why wouldn’t you Spain and Malta are known for being some of the coldest countries in Europe 🥶 and Greece as well I remember the amazing snowstorms every winter and the whole sea around them freezes 🤩
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Level 56
Oct 25, 2022
Spain and Malta? I know them for having a warm climate.
+6
Level 34
Nov 18, 2016
I am learning Swedish. My all time favourite country I want to visit is Sweden. Some of my favourite music is from Sweden.

I forget Sweden and get Lichtenstein first time.

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Level 87
Nov 19, 2016
Look at how cold it is there. You'd be mad to go near the place.
+1
Level 75
Feb 8, 2021
So, you like Abba. I guess you're not alone.
+3
Level 51
Nov 18, 2016
smh missed Iceland. Yes I did.
+1
Level 27
Nov 20, 2016
So easy...
+1
Level 22
Nov 20, 2016
Cant believe I forgot Belarus! How stupid could I be. :o
+1
Level 93
Nov 23, 2016
Russia is in Asia
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Level 19
Dec 8, 2016
not the important parts
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Level 39
May 18, 2021
What about cities like Novosibirsk, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk, Irkutsk?
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Level 67
May 17, 2022
What about cities like Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Volgograd?
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Level 63
May 18, 2022
Moscow, Leningrad, Gorky and Stalingrad. Jetpunk in 1950s.
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Level 46
Jul 29, 2020
Actually it is in both continents west of the ural mountins europe east of those Asia, hard to consider vladivostock european when it is closer to japan
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Level 74
Aug 5, 2020
Arguably, the average temperature refers to the entire country, not just the European part. If that distinction could be made, i.e. average temperature for just European Russia, it might place differently on the list.
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Level 23
Feb 9, 2021
Honestly Russia should mostly be considered a European nation, there is basically nothing in the whole area west of Ural Mountains
+2
Level 57
Feb 12, 2021
*east
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Level 56
Feb 17, 2021
Yes, nothing at all. I think you are forgetting around 13,000,000 kilometers squared of land.

But yes, I get what you mean. The population density in Asian Russia is around 2.3 people per kilometer squared. Still, there are around 30 million people living in the Asian part of Russia, and that would more than most European nations.

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Level 66
Jan 16, 2017
Would have thought Greenland would bring Denmark down.
+2
Level 60
Jan 4, 2020
Greenland isn't counted, as it's in North America.
+1
Level 27
Feb 5, 2017
Maybe...
+1
Level 27
Mar 22, 2017
Real name of this quiz: Name as many Alpine and Northern European countries as you can.
+5
Level 71
Aug 8, 2017
So what?
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Level 30
Jul 3, 2017
I put Austria but not Switzerland, I thought Austria would be pretty cold
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Level 44
Jul 3, 2017
Aye me too but the mountainous countries probably edged them out
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Level 19
Dec 4, 2017
Wheres lithuania its in lithuania needs go to top 7 or 8
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Level 76
Mar 5, 2019
Huh?
+1
Level 35
Dec 10, 2018
Why no Denmark? Does Greenland just not count?
+4
Level 76
Mar 5, 2019
It doesn't.
+3
Level 42
Dec 7, 2019
Just because a country is in charge of a territory, doesn't mean the territory is part of that country.
+2
Level 60
Jan 4, 2020
I mean, plus, it's in North America.
+1
Level 55
May 20, 2019
Thanks for all your free points
+7
Level 76
Jan 4, 2020
All points gained on JetPunk are free.
+2
Level 67
Apr 22, 2020
Yet people are so greedy about them.
+1
Level 58
Jun 27, 2019
First attempt 10 out of 10 :D

Good job on this quiz!

+1
Level 27
Aug 20, 2019
really surpised that Denmark is actually warmer than switzerland
+3
Level 45
Dec 30, 2019
Denmark has coastal climate which makes it hotter in Winter and Denmark has no mountains
+1
Level 84
Dec 6, 2019
All of these places are much too cold to be considered habitable.
+5
Level 76
Mar 14, 2020
And yet they are habitable, and very much so.
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Level 84
Apr 20, 2020
Highly dubious
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Level 76
Jan 1, 2021
Then you'd probably not want to live in Yakutsk, a Siberian city with an average annual temperature of −8.8°C, and where it frequently drops below −40°C in the winter.
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Level 84
Aug 17, 2021
You are an expert prognosticator.
+1
Level 47
Jan 4, 2020
Missed Liechtenstein
+5
Level 67
Jan 6, 2020
Wasted so much time typing Croatia, Czecho, Denmark, and Malta. Read quiz title again, not "Coolest" countries but Coldest countries!
+2
Level 76
Jan 1, 2021
You tried Malta? 😁
+1
Level 39
Jun 6, 2020
Thought I already typed Sweden and didn't write it
+1
Level 32
Aug 10, 2020
WhErE iS DeNmArK?
+5
Level 52
Jan 20, 2021
A little bit north of Germany, and south of Norway.
+2
Level 84
Aug 17, 2021
Further south than Iceland or Noway, much lower in elevation and closer to the sea than Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Thus, warmer.
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Level 56
Sep 18, 2020
this is a dayruined moment: latvia and estonia but no lithuania
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Level 30
Aug 16, 2021
The average is for entire Russia, for the European part, it would be significantly warmer, but probably would fit anong the 10 coldest because of the northern regions.
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Level 55
Sep 1, 2021
Got Liechtenstein with 5 seconds remaining. Phewwww.
+1
Level 47
Dec 10, 2021
Belarus throwing me off like that was unexpected
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Level 43
May 18, 2022
i commented so there would be 69 comments. nobody better make another one
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Level 83
Jul 17, 2022
Wow. These are some cold countries. I'm sitting at home with snow falling outside and it's 2 degrees. It's one of the coldest nights of the year. To think that countries have average temperatures around this point or (in Russia's case) much colder is pretty wild. Oh well, I should get used to it: if everything works out I'll be going to Mawson Base next year and the average high there is -8.3.
+1
Level 77
Jul 21, 2022
Crispy -15C is perfect for a little jog. Ice is no longer all that slippery, snow has a pleasant crunch to it, you'll be refreshed most, if not all, of the way rather than worn out.
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Level 80
Jul 18, 2022
Lithuania finally snuck in!
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Level 73
Jul 29, 2022
Surprised the average temp of Russia is lower than Iceland.
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Level 58
Sep 17, 2022
Iceland has some remains of the Gulf Stream, and Russia has Siberia to low its average.
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Level 64
Oct 18, 2022
And volcanoes.
+1
Level 16
Oct 1, 2022
smh missed lithania