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Lake Morskie Oko

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Address: Palenica Bialczanska | 49°11′49″N 20°04′12″E, Tatra National Park 34-500, Poland
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Krakow Private Day Trip to Morskie Oko Lake and Tatra Mountains
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Bowl of ice!

We took the horse and sleigh ride up as far as possible, then we left my parents in the cafe whilst we walked up to what is usually a lake, but in the cold weather was actually a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Brackley, United Kingdom
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the horse and sleigh ride up as far as possible, then we left my parents in the cafe whilst we walked up to what is usually a lake, but in the cold weather was actually a bowl of ice! Magical visit over twin and really provided the spirit of the season. The sleigh ride queues were very long... More 

Thank Neonlites
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent around two hours walking up here with a pushchair in the snow! We parked in the car park at the base for 20zl. If you start early this is a great place to start for Rysy summit.

Thank priceey2003
Lublin, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the horse ride up to the lake (50zl / person up) - we chose this option because we didn't have the most appropriate clothing for the hiked in snow. After the horse ride, we hiked up a bit to the lake ( took us around 15 mins ) and once we reached the famous lake it was BREATHTAKING!!!... More 

Thank YukiBuki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a warning, it is a 10km walk all uphill. Be prepared, this is not easy for casual walker. The scenery was magnificent and the trail is amazing. There is no shop for the first 9km so bring snacks and food in preparation! The cafe served a good hot chocolate and the atmosphere was wonderful. The carriage ride is 40zł... More 

Thank Thomas A C
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The lake view is worth the walk we took. First we took a bus from Krakow to Zakopane, which is 2 hrs journey. The bus frequency is good from Krakow. From Zakopane station local bus cost 10 ZL / person. If you take a cab (which we did, since we were 4 people & frankly we didn't knew from where... More 

Thank Mrinal N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

If you are Zakopane, one has to keep a day reserved for this paradise. Firstly I suggest you take a bus or a taxi (~100 PLN each way). The walk from the car park is abt 8.5kms each way. The road has an incline. There are two restaurants that come along the way and there are several WC on your... More 

Thank Binita K
Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went to Morskie-Okoko by bus (from Zakopane station - 30 min ride costs 10zl- bus every 20/30 min). Not gonna lie, it´s a though walking journey till the lake, around 8km climbing - took me 2h30h. Once you arrive in the lake, it´s a great feeling :) it looks like all the energy comes back! You can go around the... More 

Thank hug0ramalh0
Poprad, Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very nice walk trip from border between Slovak and Poland , 9 km long , good asfalt road crossed by small roads through forest. Possible for all generations .Lake and mountain scenery are beautifull as everywhere in High Tatras. In the winter vhen lake is frosted you can do ice skating there. Mountain cottage is not enough big for so... More 

Thank 41jarmila
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Buses to the entrance of Tatra National park departs from Zakopane Bus station, cost - 10 zl one way, 30 min ride. Tatra Nationaal park entrance fee is 5 zl for adults and 2.50 zl for students. After enetering the park there will be 8km walk to the lake. Wide asphalted road goes up among waterfalls, great view, toilets, picknic... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visited and stayed in Zakopane in early September. Having read our guide book we were keen to visit this lake. Setting out from Zakopane before 9am we joined a long queue about 2 miles from the car park. We waited for almost an hour and in the end being about 1/2 from the car park we gave up and... More 

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