Nestled in the Julian Alps, the resort town of Kranjska Gora offers beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor adventures. In winter, skiers descend on the snow-dusted slopes. Summer sees Kranjska Gora transform into a playground for hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists and birdwatchers.
Things to do in Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora boasts a postcard-perfect setting surrounded by the rugged peaks of the Julian Alps. The fairy-tale village attracts holidaymakers throughout the year and immerses you in the stunning natural beauty of Slovenia.
With 18 trails to explore, Kranjska Gora boasts some of the best skiing in Slovenia. Hit the slopes solo or brush up on your technique with lessons at the local ski school. After a day on the slopes, enjoy hot chocolate and hearty Slovenian food in the lively village.
Hiking trails wind through Triglav National Park and lead you past snow-capped mountains and shimmering glacier lakes. Just west of Kranjska Gora is Zelenci Nature Reserve, a sanctuary for nesting birds. The crystal-clear water of Lake Jasna is perfect for cooling off after a day on the trails.
Conquering the legendary Vršič mountain road pass is a bucket list achievement for cyclists. At 1611 metres above sea level, it’s one of the highest in the Julian Alps and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The challenging trails at Kranjska Gora Bike Park will get your adrenaline racing.
In the town centre, 17th-century Liznjek Homestead recalls the rich history and heritage of Kranjska Gora. Inside you can discover period furniture, antique farming tools and other local artefacts.
Getting around Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora is set on the Sava Dolinka River, a stone’s throw from the Austrian and Italian borders. The town centre is compact and easy to get around on foot while rental cars offer the freedom to explore the region at your own pace. Ljubljana is a one-hour drive away.