The mountain hut at the spring of the Završnica stream is positioned on an idyllic meadow on the Smokuška planina mountain pasture below Mt. Begunjščica.
The mountain hut at the spring of the Završnica stream is positioned on an idyllic meadow on the Smokuška planina mountain pasture below Mt. Begunjščica. Surrounded by forests and white peaks, it is a true mountain paradise. Near the hut there is the source of the Završnica stream – a rippling stream running through the mountains that will refresh you and provide young hikers with an outdoor playground.
In summer, herders take their cattle to graze on the pastures surrounding the spring. The trail to the hut is as pleasant as the meadows that surround it.
The Hut at the Source of Završnica
Žirovnica lies in the heart of the Upper Carniola Region (Slovene: Gorenjska), surrounded by the Karavanke mountains on one side and by the Julian Alps on the other. Žirovnica is just a stone’s throw away from Slovenia’s most cherished jewel – Bled and the sweetest Slovenian town – Radovljica.
Žirovnica is located 5km from Bled, 22km from Kranjska Gora and 25km from Bohinj. In the immediate vicinity of Žirovnica, there are numerous towns and sights of interest, including the medieval old town of Radovljica (6km), the ALC Lesco Sports Aerodrome (5km), Bled Golf Course, and the Šobec campsite in Lesce. Žirovnica is located 35km from Slovenia’s main airport. The Žirovnica Institute for Tourism and Culture is situated in Matija Čop’s birth house.
Žirovnica is well connected by public transport and easy to get to by car. Choose the option that suits you most!
The railway station Žirovnica is located along the railway line Ljubljana – Jesenice. The railway station is a perfect starting point to easily get by foot to all the main sites of interests.
Getting around from the railway station Žirovnica:
Čop’s Birth House (Info point) – 6 min by foot (450 m)
Anton Janša’s memorial apiary – 24 min by foot (2 km)
Prešeren’s Birth House – 25 min by foot (2,1 km)
Finžgar’s Birth House – 34 min by foot (2,7 km)
Jalen’s Birth House – 51 min by foot (4,2 km)
Završnica Recreational Park – 49 min by foot (3,5 km)
To find your train connection use the website of the Slovenian Railways (Slovene: Slovenske železnice).
Žirovnica is connected with regular bus lines with the surrounding towns and larger cities. There are regular bus rides from Ljubljana going through Kranj and Radovljica. The ride from Ljubljana to Žirovnica takes approximately 1h 17 min.
There are two bus stops in Žirovnica; Vrba and Žirovnica (near the railway station).
The bus provider from Ljubljana is Arriva Alpetour, which provides the timetables online. Select the starting station (for example Ljubljana AP – main bus station) and the arrival destination (for example Žirovnica OPC or Vrba).
If you fancy travelling by bus to Slovenia, you can also opt for Flixbus to get to Bled or Nomago.
Žirovnica is 40 km away from the Austrian border (Wurzenpaß) and 46 km away from the Italian border (Fusine Laghi – Rateče). To reach Žirovnica you can take the highway (direction Ljubljana) and then the exit for Bled.
If your starting point is Ljubljana, take the A2 highway northwest from Ljubljana and follow the signs for Kranj or Jesenice. Then take the exit for Bled. The journey time is 40 minutes, but it can extend depending on the season.
Do not forget that you need a vignette to drive on the highway in Slovenia!
Coming from Austria (Villach) or Italy (Tarvisio) along the A2 motorway, take the exit for Lipce, turn towards Jesenice and then turn right in Slovenski Javornik (the first traffic lights; signpost Žirovnica 5km).
Coming from Ljubljana along the A2 motorway, past Kranj. On the motorway, take the exit for Bled, and then at the roundabout the exit for Žirovnica.
The nearest airport, the Jože Pučnik International Airport Ljubljana (Ljubljana airport), is located 39 km (30 min) from Žirovnica. Several transportation services operate from the airport.
You can easily reach Žirovnica also from nearby airport using the international airport shuttle service GoOpti.
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Along the local and forest road from Žirovnica past the Završniško jezero lake to the hut Tinčkova koča, 5 km, to the hut - 1 h.
Along the local road Tržič-Ljubelj, to the tunnel, 11 km, past the hut Planinski dom na Zelenici - 1 h 45.
Along the local and forets road from Begunje na Gorenjskem past the guesthouse Gostišče v Dragi to Poljška planina alp (1180 m), 6 km, past the hut Roblekov dom- 2 h 15.
From Begunje na Gorenjskem, past Sv. Peter church and the hut Roblekov dom - 5 h.
Along the local road from Begunje na Gorenjskem to the guesthouse Gostišče v Dragi, via Planina Planinica alp and past the hut Roblekov dom - 4 h 30.
From Koroška Bela, past the hut Valvasorjev dom pod Stolom nad the hut Tinčkova koča - 6 h.
Along the local road Tržič-Ljubelj to the homestead Potočnik, 7 km, via Preval pass, Veliki vrh and past the hut Roblekov dom - 4 h.
Along the local road Tržič-Ljubelj to the homestead Potočnik, 7 km, via Preval pass, along the south slopes of Begunjščica past the hut Roblekov dom - 3 h 15.
From Tržič, past Hudi grad castle, the hut Koča na Dobrči and the hut Roblekov dom - 7 h 30.
From Brezje pri Tržiču, past the hut Koča na Dobrči and the hut Roblekov dom - 7 h.
From Hudi Graben, past the hut Koča na Dobrči and the hut Roblekov dom - 7 h.