Snežnik

is 1796 meters high plateau with two peaks. Little and main “Big/Large” Snežnik.

Snežnik is 1796 meters high plateau with two peaks. Little Snežnik (Mali Snežnik) and main peak "Big/Large" Snežnik. Little Snežnik reaches the altitude...

Snežnik

Little Snežnik reaches the altitude of 1688 meters above sea level, while the taller peak, one I visited, has an elevation of 1796 meters above sea level. Snežnik is a beautiful non-Alpine peak in Slovenia, offering amazing view deep into the distance.

In excellent weather conditions, the view reaches Apennine mountains and Dolomites in Itay, quite a big part of Croatia, Julian Alps, Karavanke and Austria, Kamnik-Savinja Alps and deep into the southeast of Slovenia.

Due to its position, Snežnik may be seen from many other parts of the country and is a popular hiking destination for hikers from Slovenia, Italy and Croatia.

This hiking adventure is most easily accessible from the village Sviščaki. To reach the top via this hiking trail, it will take somewhere between 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. Depending on your speed and “photo-sessions”. Nature is the beautiful and second half of hiking rout starts offering motives to capture.

Snežnik is 1796 meters high plateau with two peaks. Little Snežnik (Mali Snežnik) and main peak "Big/Large" Snežnik. Little Snežnik reaches the altitude...

Sviščaki

Sviščaki is a settlement, located at the bottom of the mountain. To reach this point, you’ll have to drive on a macadam path approx. 13.5km long, so don’t worry, you’re not lost. Sviščaki is an excellent starting point for a hiking adventure and most visited by hikers going to Snežnik.

If you come by car, you’ll park in front of this large building (gallery). It is a modern mountain lodge.

INTERESTING INFO: The Romans called Snežnik “Mons Albius”, the White Mountain, as snow on the summit often lingers until the month of May. Part of the snowfield was also declared a botanical reserve.

For all those who will not go to Snežnik, there is a possibility of hiking along the Sviščaki Forest Trail, just over 4 km long. In any case, the home in Sviščaki will also be the ultimate destination. The home is open 6 days of the week except Tuesday and is managed by Alpine club Snežnik Ilirska Bistrica.

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© Author: Text, photo and video:
Leon G. Milošević

Start
GPS Coordinates
45°34'27.0"N 14°24'04.7"E
Height
1796 m
Snežnik is 1796 meters high plateau with two peaks. Little Snežnik (Mali Snežnik) and main peak "Big/Large" Snežnik. Little Snežnik reaches the altitude...
Duration
2 h
Easy and marked path
Winter
Necessary equipment
Crampons & Ice Axe
Difficulty for this tour
Snežnik is 1796 meters high plateau with two peaks. Little Snežnik (Mali Snežnik) and main peak "Big/Large" Snežnik. Little Snežnik reaches the altitude...