Oymyakon Road

Oymyakon Road, the World’s Coldest Winter Adventure Road Trip

Oymyakon Road is said to be the World’s Coldest Winter Adventure Road Trip. Located In the Sakha Republic of Russia, Oymyakon is the the coldest village on Earth with a temperature recorded of -71.2C.

The road to the town is 38.4 km long. It starts in Tomtor on the Kolyma Highway. The surface of the road is gravel, with big potholes. The road is covered in snow 9 months every year. With an extreme subarctic climate,  Oymyakon has been featured in a number of television series. Blizzards and inclement conditions are very usual. The road is a bit steep, ending in Oymyakon at 750 metres above the sea level. Never drive this road alone. Mobile phone service is not available, and even if it was phones wouldn’t be able to function in those temperatures. Cars can only be placed in heated garages. The ones left outside must keep running, otherwise they won’t restart. Cars are hard to start with frozen axle grease and fuel tanks, unused pipes can freeze within 5 hours, batteries lose life at an alarming speed. 
Pic: http://www.thegoldenscope.com/2015/01/oymyakon-the-worlds-coldest-village/#jp-carousel-20752

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.