LOGAR VALLEY LANDSCAPE PARK

Logar Valley Landscape Park

Size: 2,431 ha

Year of foundation: 1987

Founder:
Mozirje Municipality

Administration:
Solčava Municipality

Importance:
43 natural values / whole area of the park is of ecological importance/ Natura 2000 area

International importance:
First Prize in the category Protected Areas – CIPRA – Future in the Alps 2005 / EDEN 2009 - Solčavsko

Stunning View of Logar Valley

Many would agree that the Logar Valley, carved into the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the entire Alps. The 9km long and up to 500m wide valley was re-shaped by a glacier, and became a landscape park in 1987 due to its numerous natural and cultural attractions.

92 Meters High Rinka Waterfall
Theme Trail around Logarska
Chapel of Christ the KIng
The Source of Črna – the Second Source of the Savinja
Plesnik's Elm
Logar Valley Surrounded by Kamnik – Savinja Alps

Besides the valley, the landscape park also encompasses a wreath of mountains, all higher than 2,000 meters (Krofička, Ojstrica, Planjava, Brana, Turska gora, the Rinkas), which embrace this picturesque Alpine oasis. The valley is divided into three areas. The upper area (Kot) is covered in forest, while the middle area (Plest) and the lower area (Log) encompass typical grassy plains, the landscape value of which is emphasized by mighty individual trees.

The valley is of tectonic origin, while it has been finally shaped by glaciers. The result of the natural processes are numerous natural attractions in a relatively small area, such as waterfalls (more than 20), glacier formations, alluvial fans, natural windows, karst caves, other typical caves, solitary mountains, screes and glacier boulders. Above the gable of the valley and under the Okrešelj glacier amphitheatrically cirque, there is the spring of the River Savinja, which is the longest Slovenian river, both springing and out falling on Slovenian territory.

As a reflection of the favourable living conditions, the picturesque natural park is completed by diverse flora, fauna and habitat types. In the scree and rocky slopes of the Logar Valley we can admire numerous endangered and protected mountain flowers, such as the lady’s slipper orchid, Zois' bellflower, edelweiss, Carniolan lily, auricula, Kamnik orchid and other flowers. In the animal world we can encounter the chamois, ibex, black grouse, western capercaillie, peregrine falcon, and the golden eagle also nests here.

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Logarske doline

Logarska dolina 9
3335 Solčava

Logar Valley Landscape Park

 

SIGHTS
  • Outstanding nature and natural phenomena stimulated the idea of creating a National Park Okrešelj in 1931. However, WW 2 prevented official announcement of the Park.
  • At the edge of the Okrešelj cirque a mountain lodge has been standing since 1876; the lodge is named after the explorer of the Alpine world, Johannes Frischlauf.
  • A scenic route, which passes the Logar Valley, winds past Matkov kot on the southern slope of the Olševa Mountain to the Solčava settlement.
  • In the steep rocky slopes of the Olševa Mountain there is the well-known archaeological site of Potočka zijavka, where the remains of a bear and a human settlement from the Upper Palaeolithic were found.
  • The Logar Valley is one of the three glacial valleys in the River Savinja basin. In the south it borders on the valley of Robanov kot and in the north on the valley of Matkov kot.

ACTIVITIES

  • Theme Trail
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming

TRIP IDEAS

WHERE TO EAT

WHERE TO SLEEP