The best cold countries to move to

21st February 2023 by Metro Removals

Do you dream of living in a cold yet beautiful country? If so, you’re certainly not alone. More and more Brits are choosing to relocate to colder places, with Iceland, Finland, Norway and Canada amongst the most popular options. Not only do chillier countries tend to be very pretty but many people believe that the lower temperatures are better for our health. Lower body temperatures are associated with reduced ageing and longer lifespan. Read on to find out which are the best cold countries to move to. 

7 of the best cold countries to relocate to

You might assume that Brits moving abroad will always head to countries with warmer climates such as Spain, Portugal and Australia. However, this isn’t always the case, with cold countries topping the list of emigration destinations. Whilst you might need to pack plenty of winter clothes and boots and develop a love of hot drinks to keep you warm, you can look forward to crisp, fresh air and spectacular scenery. There are so many reasons to move to a colder country. Read reading to discover the best cold countries to move to. 


Iceland has a natural beauty like no other. With towering waterfalls, ice caves, geothermal hot springs and even black sand beaches, its landscape is as diverse as it is spectacular. Plus, with a low crime rate, affordable healthcare, excellent education and a very healthy work-life balance, Iceland becomes even more appealing. 

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Finland is one of the northernmost countries in the world, with vast forests and thousands of lakes to explore. These lakes were formed after the last Ice Age, when glaciers cut up the landscape, creating divots and craters that filled up with melted water. Finland is a spectacularly beautiful country, but it has more going for it than good looks. The country also has a very high quality of life, outperforming most others in education, work-life balance, safety and environmental quality.


Norway is well-known for its breathtaking scenery. Its natural wonders include the breathtaking fjords located along its long Atlantic coastline and the famous Northern Lights. The country is also very safe, with minimal crime. Plus, once you’re a resident in Northern, you’ll be very well taken care of. Health care and education are free, and there are plenty of employment opportunities for people with various skills.


Located between Finland and the Baltic Sea, Estonia is one of the most beautiful countries in Northern Europe. Estonia has more than 1,500 islands, with a diverse terrain that includes many lakes, rocky beaches and forests. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it is dotted with castles, churches and fortresses. Estonia is well-known for being very welcoming to expats, and with the cost of living low compared with other countries, it could be the ideal place to call home.  


With spectacular scenery, a high standard of living, and a welcoming attitude toward immigrants, it’s no surprise that Canada remains one of the most popular cold countries for Brits to move to. In fact, Canada is the second most popular destination for British expats, with Brits making up a staggering 650,000 of the expat community. That’s roughly 1% of the entire population of the UK!


Whilst icy, mysterious Greenland is not an obvious destination for expats, more and more Brits are emigrating there. The country has an Arctic climate and about 80% of the land is covered with an ice sheet that’s up to 3 km thick. As a result, it’s not for everyone. Living in Greenland can be challenging if you’re not used to freezing temperatures. However, if you do make the move, you’re sure to agree that the country is one of the most naturally beautiful places on the planet. 

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Alaska is a place like no other. Located in the far northwest of North America, it is famed for its stunning snowy landscapes. Vast open spaces, huge mountains and varied wildlife make this a breathtakingly beautiful place to live. As well as needing to get used to the extremely low temperatures, you’ll also need to become accustomed to the lack of daylight hours in Alaska. People can go days, weeks or sometimes even months without seeing any daylight at all. You can expect to receive a warm welcome in Alaska, with expats generally embraced by locals. 

International removals in Market Harborough and Kettering

Once you’ve decided which cold country to move to, you’ll need to find a company to provide international removals in Market Harborough and Kettering. One of the best in your area is Metro Removals. We have been helping people to move abroad for many years, using our expert knowledge and expertise to ensure moves go as smoothly as possible from start to finish. 

Moving your worldly possessions to a whole other country can be difficult, to say the least. Figuring out the logistics of an overseas move can be extremely challenging. Fortunately, our removals team are very experienced in packing, loading, transporting and delivering personal belongings and furniture abroad safely and with as little stress for our clients as possible. We also provide secure storage services if required, allowing you to store your belongings securely in the UK for as long as you like.

Contact us

Now you know the best cold countries to move to, you may be interested in talking to our team. We provide international removals in Market Harborough and Kettering, helping our clients start new lives overseas in many different countries. Call us on 01858 790 000 or 01536 688 149 to discuss your removal requirements. Alternatively, message us via our website and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

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