The Bâlea Lake
('bɨ.lea) is a glacier lake
situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Făgăraş Mountains
, in central Romania
, in Sibiu County
. There are two chalets
opened all the year round, a meteorological station and a mountain rescue (Salvamont
) station. It is accessible by car on the Transfăgărăşan
road during the summer, and the rest of the year by a cable car
from the "Bâlea Cascadă" chalet.
In 2006, the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe was built in the vicinity of the lake.
Pictures from Bâlea Lake
Bâlea Lake Chalet, 2008
Bâlea Lake 2008
Bâlea Lake, 2007, Panoramic view
360 panoramic view, Balea Lake