Welcome to 2013 Sancheoneo(Mount Trout) Ice Festival!!!
Real winter covered with snow and ice in every January in the whole area of Hwacheon,
Gangwon-do that is famous for clean region where Sancheoneo and otter live.
Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is opened in every January under the slogan
of “Unfrozen Hearts, Unforgettable Memories” at Hwacheon that has geographical feature
of the fastest ice freezing in the country because of cold valley wind and clean water.
Period : January 5 (Saturday) 2013 ~ January 27 (Sunday) (23days)
Incheon International Airport → Chuncheon→ Hwacheon
Go to bus stop 8A at Incheon International Airport and take a limousine bound for Chuncheon.
Get off at Chuncheon bus terminal and take a bus bound for Hwacheon.
Get off at Hwacheon bus terminal and walk toward Hwacheon bridge to reach Bungoseom island
Take express bus bound for Hwacheon at Dongseoul Terminal.
15 buses daily, travel time: 2 hours 40 minutes(06:20~19:25), Fare: 12,600 won
Dongseoul Terminal homepage: http://www.ti21.co.kr
Take express bus bound for Hwacheon at Sangbong Terminal
13 buses daily, travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes(06:00~18:20), Fare: 10,100 won
Sangbong Bus Terminal TEL: 02-435-2129
Dongseoul Terminal homepage: http://www.sbtr.co.kr
Hwacheon-bound bus from Chuncheon Bus Terminal
Take express bus bound for Hwacheon at Chuncheon Terminal.
Bus hours: 06:50 am ~ 21:20 pm / every 30 minutes
Travel time: 50minutes, Fare: 4,000 won
Chuncheon Bus Terminal homepage: http://www.chterminal.co.kr
Chuncheon-bound express buses can be caught at the following bus terminals.
(Seoul-Dongseoul/Sangbong Terminal, Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, Pohang, Gwangju, Gimpo Airport, Incheon Airport, Incheon, Anyang, Jeonju, Cheonan, Weonju, Sokcho, Gangneung, Yeongweol, Seongnam, Ansan, Suwon, Goyang, Uijongbu)
When coming from Seoul..
Take Gyeongchun line from Cheongnyangni or Seongbuk Station.
Travel time: 1 hour 40 minutes~2 hours, Fare: 5,200 won
Korail homepage: http://www.korail.go.kr/
Get off at Chuncheon station and go to the bus stop next to the train station to catch a Hwacheon-bound bus that leaves the Chuncheon Express Bus Terminal every 30 minutes.
Round-trip train tickets to Chuncheon can get sold out on the weekends, so make sure to make reservations
When coming from other parts of Korea...
Get off at Weonju station and take an express bus to Chuncheon.
Direct buses take 1 hour from Weonju Bus Terminal to Chuncheon and 1 hour 30 minutes for non-direct buses.
Buses come every 30 minutes.
Seoul → Hwacheon
1. Start from Seongsan-daegyo (Br.) → Naebu Expressway → Guri → Namyangju → Daeseong-ri → Chuncheon → Hwacheon
2. Start from Cheonho-daegyo (Br.) → Bukbu Expressway → Namyangju Police Station (Donong samgeori) → Daeseong-ri → Chuncheon → Hwacheon
3. Start from Misari → Paldang-daegyo (Br.) → Route 6 to Yangpyeong → After passing tunnel, go towards Cheongpyeong → Seoul Film Set → Saetteo samgeori → Daesong-ri → Chuncheon → Hwacheon
Using Seoul-Chuncheon Expressway
Seoul-Chuncheon Expressway → Chuncheon JC → Jungang Expressway(Chuncheon) → Chuncheon IC → Get off expressway and go straight (for about 5km) → Soyang 2-gyo (Br.) →Chuncheon Dam. → (Road No. 5 or 407) → Hwacheon
Using Jungang Expressway
Jungang Expressway → Weonju → Chuncheon → Get off expressway and go straight (for about 5km) → Soyang 2-gyo (Br.) →Chuncheon Dam. → (Road No. 5 or 407) Hwacheon (The easiest way from the end of the expressway to downtown Chuncheon is to just go straight)
Using Yeongdong Expressway
Yeongdong Expressway → Manjong Junction (Weonju) → Jungang Expressway towards Chuncheon
Using Jungbu Expressway
Jungbu Expressway → Hobeob Junction → Yeongdong Expressway towards Gangneung → Manjong Junction (Weonju) → Jungang Expressway towards Chuncheon
Jungbu Expressway → Hobeob Junction → Right after Gyeongan IC → Paldang Dam (Paldang Dam under construction) → Route 6 towards Yangpyeong → Once tunnel ends, get off towards Cheongpyeong → Seoul Film Set → Saetteo samgeori → Daeseong-ri → Chuncheon → Hwacheon
Using Gyeongbu Expressway
1.Gyeongbu Expressway → Shingal Junction → Yeongdong Expressway towards Gangneung → Manjong Junction (Weonju) → Jungang Expressway towards Chuncheon
2.Gyeongbu Expressway → Pangyo Junction → Seoul Outer Circle Expressway towards Guri
When using Seoul Outer Circle Expressway
1.Seongnam Toll Gate → Topyeong IC → Deokso → Namyangju Police Station (Donong samgeori) → Daesong-ri → Chuncheon → Hwacheon
2.Seongnam Toll Gate → Namyangju IC → Namyangju Police Station (Donong samgeori) → Daeseong-ri → Chuncheon → Hwacheon
3.Songnam Toll Gate → Guri IC → Namyangju → Daeseong-ri → Chuncheon → Hwacheon
Incheon and Western Gyeonggi
1.Gyeongin Expressway → Seongsan-daegyo (Br.) → Naebu Expressway
2.Gyeongin Expressway → Olympic Freeway towards Cheonho-daegyo (Br.)
3.2nd Gyeongin Expressway → Iljik Junction → Seongsan-daegyo → Naebu/Olympic Freeway
4.2nd Gyeongin Expressway → Anhyeon Junction → Seoul Outer Circle Expressway towards Guri
Enjoying a drive to Chuncheon
1.Gangchon → Uiam Dam → Chuncheon Dam → Jiam-ri → Shinpori Checkpoint → Hwacheon (Romantic drive course driving along Bukhangang (Riv.) to the right)
2.Chuncheon → Chuncheon Dam → Gotan → Hwacheon(Typical mountain course of Gangweon-do, this is the fastest way, but be careful when driving because the roads are dangerous)
3.Chuncheon → Soyang Dam → Oeum samgeori → Oeum-ri → Hwacheon