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Ice Hotel: A unique experience in the heart of Făgăraș

Discover the Ice Hotel, an ephemeral masterpiece built annually from snow and ice in the heart of the Făgăraș Mountains. Opened in 2005, the hotel invites you to a unique experience where you can enjoy the fragile beauty of ice and a magical fairytale atmosphere.

Spectacular construction:

The hotel is built entirely of ice blocks extracted from Lake Bălea, the largest glacial lake in Făgăraș. The massive blocks, 70 centimetres thick and weighing 70 kilograms, are skilfully carved by talented artists, giving rise to rooms and common spaces with fascinating architecture.

Annual theme:

Each year brings a new theme to the hotel, giving it a unique identity and a fascinating story to explore. The painstakingly hand-carved rooms will take you through fantastic worlds, from timeless fairy tales to mountain legends.

Ice guests:

Whether you choose a day visit or an unforgettable night in one of the cold rooms, the Ice Hotel will win you over with its magical atmosphere. The ice-carved restaurant and bar will delight you with delicious food and hot drinks, offering the perfect retreat after a day of mountain exploration.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access: the Ice Hotel is located at Bâlea Lac, on the Transfăgărășan, about 60 kilometres from Curtea de Argeș.
  • Opening times: the hotel is open to visitors from December to April, depending on weather conditions.
  • Prices: Visiting the hotel costs 20 lei for adults and 10 lei for children. Accommodation is available on request and prices vary according to room type and time of year.
  • Attractions in the area: In addition to the Ice Hotel, other attractions in the area are worth visiting, such as:
    • Transfăgărășanul: One of the most spectacular roads in the world, with dizzying serpentines and stunning mountain scenery.
    • Balea Lake: A picturesque glacial lake located at an altitude of 2034 metres.
    • Bailea Falls: A spectacular waterfall formed from melting glaciers.

Plan your visit to the Ice Hotel and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Further information:

  • Official website of the Ice Hotel: [invalid URL has been removed]
  • Tourist guides for Făgăraș Mountains: [invalid URL has been removed]
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  • Current weather conditions and forecast for Făgăraș Mountains: [invalid URL has been removed]

We are waiting for you at the Ice Hotel for a magical winter story!

Additional tips for tourists:

  • Dress very thickly, with waterproof clothing and appropriate footwear for the snow.
  • Consider visiting the hotel during the week to avoid crowds.
  • Book your accommodation early, especially during peak season.
  • Follow the rules of conduct inside the hotel to protect this ephemeral masterpiece.

The Ice Hotel awaits you with a unique winter experience you will always remember!