We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balea Glacier Lake

Fagaras Mountains | Bâlea Lake Romania, Romania
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 114.42*
and up
Transfagarasan Highway: Full-Day Private Guided Tour
More Info
USD 62.93*
and up
Full-Day tour Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov
More Info
USD 114.42*
and up
Private Day Trip from Bucharest to Region Highlights
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cable car” (24 reviews)
“ice hotel” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Fagaras Mountains | Bâlea Lake Romania, Romania
Write a Review
Reviews (184)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Magnificent place in the Fagaras Mountains. Reasonably accessible from Cabana Balea even for people with not such a good condition. Exceptional views, colors, nature.

1  Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A group of us, about 25, stayed at the Ice hotel during the winter season when the lake was frozen over. It was extremely beautiful and we enjoyed range of snow/ice activities like tubing, banana boat, rafting, etc. We also had a 4 course meal...More

1  Thank Doreen-Allen
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It's a really good place that you make a visit! A beautiful snowing mountains and the peace that you feel there, it's incredible! It's necessari to go up by cable car and it's 60 Lei for go there and comeback! Enjoy your visit at Balea...More

Thank mscanaleta
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Balea Lake is a wonderful glacier lake in the Fagaras Mountains, Romania. If you make a trip in Romania, you should visit this lake.

1  Thank Laurentiu1987A
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Was there on Dec-26, everything was white! The snow were really thick and lots of people came to ski. The lake turned into a skating range but unfortunately I didn't get to see the lake due to the bad weather the next morning. Would like...More

Thank saruwhite
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lake, the snow is already here but the lake and the road is open. Snow is everywhere and its charming..

Thank Ankka5
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's absolutely hidden treasure! Amazing views, breathtaking scenery! We went there by car as telecabin was closed for renovation for seasonal openings! The way was a bit tricky but everywhere we went we needed to stop to make a picture! Pictures is not the same...More

1  Thank Sonkiuke
Reviewed 6 October 2016

After driving up the Transfagarsan you reach this tranquil lake at the top. A beautiful place to chill out, walk around, take some pictures and visit the restaurant. Definitely a place worth stopping on your drive.

2  Thank TravelBugDW
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Well, if you get there, you will love it. Fantastic view on both sides. Good road for Romania, there are a few parking lots, wild nature.

Thank Ciprian R
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It is just so beautiful, it makes you want to cry and laugh at the same time. I was amazed by the beauty of the place and could not even sleep well because I just wanted to look out the window and watch the clouds...More

Thank KLIL L
Nearby Restaurants
Pastravaria Albota
84 reviews
10.34 km away
Hotel of Ice Restaurant
20 reviews
23.33 km away
Casa Dacilor
13 reviews
28.02 km away
Casa Terra
47 reviews
38.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Transfagarasan Highway
490 reviews
.10 km away
Aventura Parc Dragus
10 reviews
16.05 km away
Poienari Castle
190 reviews
28.01 km away
Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor
11 reviews
30.81 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ed B
Not great with vertigo stuff like cable cars but feel like I must do this, I know it's hard to say but anyone with the same sort of issues done this and can give any advice?
20 November 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from TravelBugDW | Reviewed this property |
Haven't got vertigo so can't say how bad yours would be but we drove from the south end of the transfagarasan road so when we did drive up the steeper roads to the lake at the top we were on the right which was away from the... More