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Logarska Dolina - Logar Valley - Slovenia

Updated on September 4, 2011

Logar Valley is one of the most beautiful sights in Slovenia and is located in the Alps of Kamnik. The Valley is dividet in three parts: Log (wet, muddy grass world), central part Plest (mostly wooded) and the upper part Kot (wooded and rocky world). There are 35 people living in the Valley in individual houses.

In the Year 1987 Logar Valley was protected as a nature park in the size of 24 square km.

Surrounding peaks of the Logarska Valley are Strelovec (1763 m), Kroficka (2083 m), Ojstrica (2350 m), Lucka Baba (2244 m), Planjava (2394 m), Brana (2252 m), Turska gora (2251 m), Mrzla Gora (2203 m). The end of a Valley is under Okreselj where ice cold (3 °C) Savinja as Waterfall Rinka emerges from the ground and falls 90 m deep.

Although the Logar Valley is not narrow (minimum width is 500 m), the inversion phenomenon due to the influence of the northern anticyclone is very common.
Trough the Logar Valley runs walking path for about 2 to 3 hours, which leads past the sights: the source of the stream Crna, lesene rize, ash, charcoal cottage, etc..

Logar Valley

Access to Logar Valley

Access by car is possible through village Solčava. At the entrance you will have to buy a ticket - donation fo Logar Valley.

You can also arive by crossing Pavlicevo sedlo - international border crossing between Slovenia and Austria. Nearby is Matkov kot - protected forest.

Under the saddle you can go to panoramic road which links the village of Sv. Duh (one hour higher is  famous Potočka zijalka) and a lonely farm in Podolseva.

Logar Valley

Natural Attractions

In the valley itself there are over 40 natural sigtseeings like waterfalls, rock towers, caves, trees of extraordinary dimensions, flora and fauna.

  • Natural monument Izvir Crne (Black Spring) is the second spring Savinja.
  • Logar Lipa (Lindsay) has a circumference of 485 cm and a height of 25 m
  • Okreselj is one of the most beautiful krnica in Slovenia
  • Plesnikov brest (elm) is 370 cm wide and a height of 25 m.
  • Potocka zijalka is one of the most important archaeological and palaeontological caves in Slovenia
  • Rastov Waterfall
  • Natural Monument Waterfall Palenk - especially after the rain descends 78 meters deep
  • Natural Monument Rinka waterfall dropping into a narrow beam across the glacier decreases the threshold of 90 m deep
  • Natural Monument Golica v Krejdi is an extreme case of eroded sediments from the Quaternary, the most recent geological era, which began 3 million years ago. It shows that the valley floor in a corner covered with fine grained material, laminated with a solid red-brown gum, consisting of sand and flowstone. This material has been filled in the bottom corner before the ice blanketed the valley.

Logar Valley - Rinka Waterfall

Logar Valley

Have you visit Logar Valley in Slovenia?

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      leann2800 5 years ago

      Beautiful area. I had never heard of it. Thank you for sharing what you know of this wonderful area.

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      barranca 6 years ago

      Beautiful location. Informative hub.

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      Mr Nice 7 years ago from North America

      Hi svarun,

      Very beautiful, looks like a dreamland. I noticed Eastern Europe and many newly formed Countries are all very beautiful.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      TnFlash 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Great Hub! This looks like a beautiful place. Up-rated and Twittered

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      svarun 7 years ago from Kranj

      Thanx for your comment. You should visit Logarska valley for yourself. It is even more beautiful when you see it live :-)

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      bujes 7 years ago from Slovenia

      Logarska dolina is very pretty. My sister was there last weekend and I saw pictures... amazing!

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      svarun 7 years ago from Kranj

      @tracykarl99: no, I'm not the singer :-)

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      svarun 7 years ago from Kranj

      Our familiy visited Logar Valley today - whole day trip. We enjoyed in Wonderforest, where you can see scenes from over 40 fairytailes, Rinka Waterfall and we drank a coffe in Eaglenest. :-)

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      Tracy 7 years ago from San Francisco

      This was a fascinating read, as I am sadly and completely unfamiliar with Slovenia. Thanks for this educational hub and for the beautiful video. I can see why you have never moved. Are you the singer?

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I can't say anything. Logar Valley really beautiful. I wish I could visit this place. But I hope I can traveling to this place someday. Great hub,mu friend. Vote this Up.