Most people want an escape to the sun, but if you start to feel the burn then a wintry wonderland awaits
During our summer trip to Romania we decided to take a detour to see Peştera Gheţarul de la Scărişoara and like with hoia baciu we couldn’t find it. If you check on Trip Advisor, like we did, then it says “Alba Iulia”, which is a town as well as the name of the district. Unluckily for us the town is 2,5 hours away from the cave.
There is a place called Gârda de Sus 25 minutes away, but if you expect signs for tourist attractions you will be disappointed. The best option is to use the coordinates: 46.489722, 22.809722. Even if you don’t get lost, the drive will be longer than expected. The last 30 minutes is up hill on quite small road, but with superb views over the countryside.
What about the cave itself? Well, there’s indeed snow in the summer! It was also the first cave we visited so it was well worth going to for us.
If you decide to go then remember about taking a jacket with you, in the cave it’s a constant “minus something” (-5oC etc..). When we were there it was 40oC outside, but still minus once we got to the bottom. It may also be a good idea to take some gloves, the railings are metal and it’s freezing.
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