Scarisoara Ice cave 1 Day minivan tour from Oradea
Scarisoara Ice cave boasts itself to be the second largest in the world after Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave from Austria. The cave is 1165 meters above the sea level; it is 105 m deep and 720 m long.
The entrance, an impressive sinkhole, has 60 m diameter and descends 48 m, leading you to the body of the cave where you will walk on 70000 cubic meters of ice (20 m thick). Wear warm clothes and good shoes when you go in, because while outside you could burn under the hot summer sun (which in Romania leads often to temperatures above 35°C), the temperature on the glacier in the cave is constantly below 0°C.
After a conducted research, the glacier was assessed to be 3000 years old. Because the study was conducted in an area where the glacier did not reach the maximum thickness, they considered that the oldest ice layers must have been deposited at least 4000 years ago.
Romanians gave beautiful names to each of the galleries in the cave:The Church, the New Church, the Cathedral and so on.
We pick you up from your Oradea or Baile Felix hotel at 9 o'clock in the morning and we are going to Scarisoara ice cave situated around 130 km away.
Our trip lasts around 3 hours.
Once there, we are visiting the cave ( around 2Hours). Then we shall head to Casa de Piatra village where we can visit:Tauz Spring, Coiba mare and Coiba Mica caves and if it is open for visitors also Virtop Ice cave (season Jun - Sepember)
We may stop somewhere to eat and drink at your choice.
The retour lasts other 3 hours. At evening we shall drop you off at your hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel from Oradea or Baile Felix.
End location: Your hotel from Oradea or Baile Felix.
Duration: 11 hours
The trip is made with an Opel Vivaro or Mercedes minivan 7 seats - driver, guide + up to 5 tourists
» air conditioning system
» independent heating
» audio system - mp3 player Sony
» reclining bucket seats with seat belts
» armrests for each seating position
» upholstered and sound proofed interior (including the ceiling);
» floor mats;
» car boot for luggage
» box thule (at request)
» tinted windows
Pick up and drop off - tourist Hotel - Oradea or Baile Felix
The trip is made with a Opel Vivaro or Mercedes minivan 7 seats - driver, guide + up to 5 tourists
Guide and translation service - in cave and during the trip
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 RON - Meal
Entrance fee in Scarisoara Ice Cave 15 Ron
4.6 Ron - 1Euro
Ice Cave entrance fee - 15Ron