Heading to a world-class beach town is always a safe bet for a great vacation, but if you want something that tests your limits, consider a more extreme spot. Here are 10 places around the world that require a winter coat year-round and offer spectacular glaciers, ice features, and the best snow anywhere.
Greenland Ice Sheet
Whether you view it from land, air. or sea, this massive sheet of glacial ice is all about scale. Far from the pancake-flat plane its name might suggest, the Greenland Ice Sheet's massive boulders, waterfalls and craggy, vertical cliffs make it one of the most dramatically beautiful places on the globe. It's also brutally cold, holding the top spot for the coldest place in the Western Hemisphere with a record low of -87 F recorded at a British research station.
Credit: Ashley Cooper / Getty Images