Balea Lake is a glacial lake ( formed in cirque ) located at an altitude of 2,040 m, in Fagaras Mountains , Sibiu County . Size of the lake : 360 m in length and area of 46,508 m2 and a depth of 11.35 m Balea Lake in 1932 and an area of about 180 hectares around the lake were declared scientific reserve . Balea Lake is about 77 miles from the cities of Sibiu , Fagaras 68 km and 85 km from Curtea de Arges . In summer you can reach by car , on the way Transfăgărăşan , and otherwise by cable car from the cottage \ Fagaras Mountains and lakes longer Capra , Podragu small Podragu Great Avrig roar etc . First Cabana Balea Lake was built in 1904 by the Transylvanian Carpathian Society ( Verein Karpaten Siebenburgischer \ In 2006 was built near Lake Balea first ice hotel in Eastern Europe in the form of an igloo of 16 seats .