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Balea Glacier Lake

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Address: Fagaras Mountains, Romania

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To arrive at the lake you have to do the Transfagarasan Road, which is really exciting, or take the funicular, pure adrenaline stuff. Once arrived you can see the glacier lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Claudiu P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

To arrive at the lake you have to do the Transfagarasan Road, which is really exciting, or take the funicular, pure adrenaline stuff. Once arrived you can see the glacier lake, take a trip with the boat on the lake, visit the church, and also have lunch or dinner in the restaurant with the local food and products. The wind... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Balea Glacier Lake is accessed by the Transfagarasan High Road (National Road DN 7C) which you can take from Cartisoara, about 50 km away from Sibiu City. The road is open only from June to September due to snow hazards. It takes about one hour by car from Cartisoara to Balea Lake and you have the option to go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went at the end of May, and discovered that the roads had not opened due to snow. There was no way of finding this out before planning your journey. Hence you were left with no option but to take the rather exorbitantly priced cable car up there and back. The ride it self was nice, however once you get... More 

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Just back from "The Best Road in the World" (according to Top Gear). The drive up from the North is breath-taking. Once you reach the cable car building, drive past and ignore the warning sign. I think it is just there to divert you around a small rock fall. From there you twist and turn through the forest until you... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The lake is very beautiful and cold, so not recommending a dive :) Still, amazing view with a cold beer and a glass of wine will definitely be an awesome experience. Also, during the winter time, you have the ICE HOTEL here.

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Bucharest, Romania
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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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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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Address: Fagaras Mountains, Romania
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Central Romania  >  Sibiu County

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