(Fast Facts)

Access : 2 hours by bus or car from Ben Gurion International Airport, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv; 1 hour by bus from Haifa, 1/2 hour flight from Tel Aviv to Rosh Pina; 40 minutes to Kiryat Shmona; regular bus service from all parts of Israel.

Weather : Temperate from spring through autumn; hotter below sea level; cooler in hilly regions; sunny winters with occasional rain, with snow possible at higher elevations; an average of 300 sunny days and only 37 rainy days annually.