What to see in Kranjska Gora

What to see in Kranjska Gora

What to see in Kranjska Gora

What to see in Kranjska Gora

What to see in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is a picturesque alpine village located in northwestern Slovenia, nestled in the Julian Alps near the borders with Italy and Austria. Here’s an overview followed by ten things to see and do in Kranjska Gora and its surroundings.

About Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora offers a blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural experiences. It’s renowned for its stunning landscapes, pristine lakes, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or someone looking to relax amidst serene surroundings, Kranjska Gora has something to offer for everyone.

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10 Things to See and Do in Kranjska Gora and Surroundings

Vrsic Pass: Drive or hike through the scenic Vrsic Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the Julian Alps, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Lake Jasna: Relax by the crystal-clear waters of Lake Jasna, a stunning alpine lake located just a short walk from Kranjska Gora’s centre. Enjoy picnics, swimming, or simply soak in the majestic scenery.

Planica Nordic Center: Visit Planica, a world-renowned Nordic skiing centre and the site of numerous ski jumping competitions. You can explore the Ski Museum and take a thrilling ride on the zipline, offering panoramic views of the valley.

Triglav National Park: Explore Triglav National Park, Slovenia’s only national park, which encompasses a vast pristine wilderness area, including the iconic Triglav Mountain, the highest peak in Slovenia.

Peričnik Waterfall: Take a short hike to witness the impressive Peričnik Waterfall, one of the most stunning waterfalls in Slovenia, cascading down from a height of over 50 meters amidst lush greenery.

What to see in Kranjska Gora
Erjavčeva's mountain hut @ Vršič pass

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Soca Valley: Venture into the nearby Soca Valley, known for its emerald-green river, thrilling outdoor activities like rafting and kayaking, and charming villages with rich history and cultural heritage.

Laghi di Fusine (Fusine Lakes): Cross the border into Italy to visit the picturesque Fusine Lakes (Laghi di Fusine), nestled beneath the towering peaks of the Julian Alps. Enjoy leisurely walks around the lakeshores or engage in outdoor activities like hiking and photography.

Trenta Valley: Explore the scenic Trenta Valley, characterized by its deep gorges, pristine rivers, and lush forests. Visit the Trenta Museum to learn about the region’s natural and cultural history.

Mountain Biking: Embark on exhilarating mountain biking trails around Kranjska Gora, catering to riders of all skill levels. Traverse through alpine meadows, dense forests, and rugged terrain while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Culinary Delights: Indulge in the local culinary delights of Kranjska Gora, including traditional Slovenian dishes like potica (nut roll), struklji (dumplings), and hearty stews. Visit local restaurants and taverns to savour authentic flavours and hospitality.

What to see in Kranjska Gora

Live and travel like a local – stay and take your time

Stay and the your time, you owned

You will be missing out if you don’t spice up your stay in the traditional mountain hut known as Erjavčeva koča. You can choose one of the eleven private rooms or a bed in a shared room, as locals have done in this mountain hut since 1901. Nothing is more gorgeous than waking up on the mountain, having breakfast on the terrace with magnificent views, and being so near to the next adventure. It is truly a life-changing experience.

What do we recommend to do and to see as locals?

There are more than 22 different hikes, 56 trips around the hut, 18 on Vršič all together in less than a couple of kilometres, and almost all in the Triglav National Park (UNESCO). That’s why we think we are at the perfect location. Check out our Trips and News to learn more about them.

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Why Visit Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is a hidden gem in the heart of the Julian Alps, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and cultural experiences. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities like skiing and hiking or longing for tranquillity amidst pristine landscapes, Kranjska Gora has it all. From exploring stunning alpine lakes and waterfalls to indulging in delicious local cuisine and immersing yourself in the region’s rich history and culture, Kranjska Gora promises a memorable getaway for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and families alike. With its breathtaking scenery, friendly locals, and abundance of outdoor pursuits, Kranjska Gora beckons travellers to experience the magic of Slovenia’s mountainous paradise.

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Visiting Kranjska Gora and staying at Erjavec Lodge on Vršič Pass offers a memorable experience throughout the year due to the region’s diverse offerings and the lodge’s unique location. Here’s why every season presents an excellent opportunity to explore Kranjska Gora and its surroundings while enjoying a stay at Erjavec Lodge.


  1. Wildflower Blooms: Spring brings vibrant wildflowers carpeting the meadows, creating picturesque landscapes around Kranjska Gora and the Vršič Pass.
  2. Mild Weather: Enjoy pleasant temperatures ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and exploring the surrounding nature reserves and valleys.
  3. Less Crowded: Spring offers quieter surroundings, allowing visitors to experience the beauty of Kranjska Gora and its attractions in a serene and peaceful environment.


  1. Outdoor Adventures: Summer is perfect for a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and horseback riding, with longer daylight hours to explore.
  2. Festivals and Events: Experience local culture and traditions through summer festivals, concerts, and outdoor events celebrating Slovenian heritage and cuisine.
  3. Alpine Lakes: Enjoy swimming, picnicking, and water sports at stunning alpine lakes like Lake Jasna, providing refreshing escapes from the summer heat.
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  1. Fall Foliage: Witness the breathtaking display of autumn colours as the forests surrounding Kranjska Gora and Vršič Pass transform into a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows.
  2. Harvest Season: Sample seasonal delights at local markets and festivals celebrating the harvest season, including freshly picked fruits, artisanal cheeses, and regional wines.
  3. Hiking and Photography: Embark on scenic hikes to capture stunning fall foliage vistas against the Julian Alps backdrop, offering unparalleled opportunities for photography enthusiasts.


  1. Skiing and Snowboarding: Hit the slopes of Kranjska Gora’s renowned ski resorts, offering excellent conditions for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports activities.
  2. Christmas Markets: Experience the magic of the holiday season with festive Christmas markets in Kranjska Gora and nearby towns. These markets feature traditional crafts, seasonal treats, and joyful celebrations.
  3. Cosy Retreat: After a day of outdoor adventures, unwind in the warmth of Erjavec Lodge, nestled amidst snow-covered landscapes, offering comfortable accommodations and hearty meals by the fireplace.
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Year-Round Attractions at Erjavec Lodge on Vršič Pass:

  1. Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking views of the Julian Alps and surrounding valleys from the lodge’s elevated location on Vršič Pass, offering unparalleled vistas in every season.
  2. Tranquil Environment: Experience tranquillity and seclusion away from the hustle and bustle of city life, surrounded by pristine nature and fresh mountain air.
  3. Authentic Hospitality: Immerse yourself in Slovenian hospitality and traditions at Erjavec Lodge, where friendly staff members provide personalized service and insider recommendations for exploring the region.

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply a peaceful nature retreat, visiting Kranjska Gora and staying at Erjavec Lodge on Vršič Pass ensures an unforgettable journey filled with memorable moments and cherished memories, regardless of the time of year.

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Trips and Hikes around the hut

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Erjavceva mountain hut at Vrsic pass in summer

Erjavčeva mountain hut is open the whole year. Reserve your stay and spend some time in the natural paradise of Triglav National Park (UNESCO) near Kranjska Gora on Vršič mountain pass in the heart of Triglav National Park.

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