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Valvasor Mountain Hut

Serviced Hut · Karavanke and Pohorje · 1,182 m
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  • Na poti k domu
    / Na poti k domu
    Photo: ZTK Žirovnica, Zavod za turizem in kulturo Žirovnica
  • / Valvasorjev dom
    Photo: ZTK Žirovnica, Zavod za turizem in kulturo Žirovnica
  • / Razgled na poti k Valvazorjevem domu
    Photo: ZTK Žirovnica, Zavod za turizem in kulturo Žirovnica
  • / Jedilnica
    Photo: ZTK Žirovnica, Zavod za turizem in kulturo Žirovnica
Valvasorjev dom (Valvasor mountain hut) is the three-times winner of the title ‘Best Mountain Hut in Slovenia’. It can be reached in around an hour from the reservoir in the Završnica valley.

The joyous atmosphere, kind-hearted people, excellent homemade food and its position in the middle of unspoilt nature have placed the Valvasorjev dom at the top of the list of the most popular huts among hikers. The hut is situated below the mighty Mt. Stol, on the terrace of the southern slope of the Belščica mountain pasture.

In the embrace of green nature, with your lungs full of fresh mountain air, you can admire the villages of Upper Gorenjska and the amazing Julian Alps with the highest Slovenian peak Triglav, all from the courtyard of the mountain hut. The hut is also an excellent starting point for reaching many other peaks nearby

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Update: December 09, 2021

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Valvasor Mountain Hut
Moste 79
4274 Žirovnica

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Public transport

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!

By train

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).

 

By bus

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.

By car

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.

 

By plane

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.

ItalyTrieste (172 km), Venice (282 km), Treviso (277 km)CroatiaZagreb (207 km), Rijeka (190 km), Pula (253 km)AustriaKlagenfurt (78 km), Salzburg (226 km), Vienna (378 km)GermanyMunich (393 km)

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Coordinates

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46.426026, 14.146528
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46°25'33.7"N 14°08'47.5"E
UTM
33T 434422 5141737
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