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Balea Glacier Lake

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Address: Fagaras Mountains, Romania

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Breathtaking view

After travelling on the Transfagarasan Highway or by telecondola, when you reach at the top, at the Balea Lake, the view down is simply breathtaking. We went there when the ice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Stefan E
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After travelling on the Transfagarasan Highway or by telecondola, when you reach at the top, at the Balea Lake, the view down is simply breathtaking. We went there when the ice was still melting, and the lake was still frozen. But irrespective of the season you arrive, you will be glad that you arrived here.

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Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's a very nice place to visit. The landscapes are outstanding. The lake is located on Transfagarasan Road, you can get here by car or cable car. The cable car cost around 6 euros one way. It's a nice place to visit in the summer and winter. In the winter they build here the Ice Hotel.

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Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Balea Lake is a must see if you are in the area. The road to Balea, called Transfagarasan is open only a few month a year, when it's not covered with snow. But there is a cable car that leads to Balea Lake when the road is closed and it cost around 5.5 eur one way. I visited Balea Lake... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Spent an amazing night here - the staff couldn't have been friendlier, and the food was excellent. Was also impressed by the staff's English skills. We went well prepared with thermals, ski gear, hats and gloves- and as long as you follow the instructions on how to make your bed, you can have a cosy night! The scenery is stunning... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Both my wife and myself had an amazing stay in the Ice hotel. 5 course meal. the rep for the travel company was Fab. nothing was to much. had a go on the snowmobiles and lots more. this is an experience. I must say that un-travels paths pulled out all the stops. All I can say is do it you... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We visited in mid week in late January and were the only people staying that night in the ice hotel. The hotel, chapel and bar are amazing and incredibly detailed. We had booked dinner in the ice bar which wasn't cheap but was a nice experience and the food was excellent. The lake cafe is pleasant but very smoky. Prices... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Just staying there and relax. Lovely view, sourrounded by mountains. I recommand the visit during the summer because of the weather conditions.

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Elassona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Wake up early and enjoy the view in the Lake.Priceless!!!You have to spent more than one day to feel the energy of the place.

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sibiu
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Balea Lake is a beautiful lake and spot surrounded by the most stunning mountains! Take a close look at the peaks to spot mountain goats! Visit the ice hotel during winter it is very impressive and spend the night if you dare! Enjoy a hot tea overlooking the mountains and just relax!

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Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place is very interesting. The landscape is impressive. Unfortunately, it is quite hard to reach, mainly in the winter. However, it is worth the effort. You can reach the place by the Transfagarasan road from either Pitesti or Sibiu in the summer, but in the winter, you can only reach this destination by cable car.. (from Sibiu you go... More 

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