Balea Glacier Lake, Sibiu County
Legend has it that Balea Glacier Lake was named after a brave young shepherd who became the king's chief commander before he fell into the lake during a storm. The site features views of the surrounding mountains, and amenities include two chalets, a mountain rescue station, and a small improvised market near the lake where you can buy local food. During winter, you can stay at the first ice hotel ever built in Eastern Europe. To reach the site, take the cable car from Balea waterfall, or navigate a car or a bike up the Transfăgărășan Road. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Balea Glacier Lake by using our Sibiu County route planner.
Tours to Balea Glacier Lake
Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $80
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Day Trip to Transfagarasan Road and Dracula's Fortress Poienari from Bucharest BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $114
Duration: 12 hours
The Best Roads of Romania 2 days Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $397
Duration: 2 hours
Balea Glacier Lake Reviews
On the end of April we appeared in winter mountains. Few meter of snow, ice sculptures and frozen lake. Wonderful. more »
The experience was successful. The cable car view did it for us. From the bottom of the mountain to the frozen lake, lunch at the restaurant - hot soup and gulash closed the matter for the better. more »
5 stars for this amazing place. The views from the lake over the Transfagarasan road are amazing. This is one of the many best places to visit in Romania. During winter, there is an Ice hotel being built every year, and lasts for a couple of months, where people can sleep in or just visit it.
Beautiful, we stayed in the ice hotel, it was a stunning location.
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