The Snežna cave is open on weekends and holidays from June to October.
In high season from July 15th until the end of August, the cave is open every day.
In high season from July 15th until the end of August, the cave is open on Fridays, weekends and holidays.
We want to warn you that the entrance of Snežna jama is a bit more difficult to access at this time due to forest harvesting.
The road from Loka cottage parking area to Snežna jama parking area (about 2 km) is partly damaged and muddy in certain places so we advise you to drive carefully. The walking route from Snežna jama parking area to the cave entrance is also muddy, that's why we suggest you take the route that's marked with red tape.
These were unforeseen circumstances regarding the forest harvesting and we apologize for it.
Fridays, the road can be closed for a short time due to the harvesting of wood. The Snežna cave will be open.
We'd also like to ask you to leave your vehicle parked so it doesn't obstruct the road traffic.
It is possible to arrange visits outside the regular schedule, providing the group is of 20 people or larger and on a prior notice. In appropriate weather conditions, the visits are also possible in May or October.
In the town Mozirje[A] - at the second roundabout street - turn in the direction of the Logarska valley. Soon after you should be passing towns of Nazarje and Ljubno and arrive to the village Struge [B], where you turn right and follow the road signs towards the Loka cottage ('Koča na Loki') and the Snežna cave. The road signs indicating the way should be seen at every crossroad.
You will be driving towards the Snežna cave on an asphalt road for about 6-7 kilometres and the rest of the way on a macadam road. The drive concludes at an altitude of approx. 1500 m above sea level.
When driving, please keep in mind that the road is narrow in some places and also open for trucks and other larger vehicles. After a total of 15 km from Struge, you will arrive to the parking lot below the Loka cottage [C]. You can continue your way to the parking area below the Snežna cave [D] - which is about 2 km away from the mentioned parking lot - either with your vehicle or on foot (about 30 minutes).
Once you arrive to the parking area below the Snežna cave, you follow the road towards the Arto mountain on foot. It takes a 15 minute walk uphill to reach the entrance of the cave and the point where tickets are sold.
Photos by Silvo Ramšak.
Tickets and all the information regarding the visit of the cave are available at the ticket booth by the entrance. We recommend you to arrive at the entrance at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
The ideal number of people in the group is about 25. The guided tour always starts at the designated time, regardless to the number of visitors.
During tourist season, the visits are on schedule regardless of the weather, but it may have some effect on the ice formations in the cave. The ice pillars in Ledena dvorana are of seasonal nature and occur only under favorable winter conditions, however the ice lake is preserved throughout the year.
The temperature in the cave varies from 0°C to 4°C and the tour can last up to 2 hours.
The cave is suitable for everyone that is capable of reaching the point where tickets are sold, although the visit might be a problem for those with fear of enclosed spaces or fear of heights (when entering the cave).
We recommend you bring:
- warm clothing (suitable for winter conditions)
- suitable footwear and
- gloves, which you will only need at the entrance part because of the steel staircase that leads you to Ledena Dvorana (‘Ice Hall’)
For the start of the visit, the personnel will guide you to the entrance of the cave. Your backpacks, hiking poles, pets etc. can be left outside by the ticket booth. While visiting the cave, you will be accompanied by an experienced speleologist, who will provide the information needed for a safe trip throughout the cave.
From our experience the hardest part for the visitors is the first descent from the entrance to the cave, where you have to climb down the steel ladders for about 10 m. We should bring to your attention the fact that the descent requires a certain amount of independent moving, so the children must be of proper age to manage it themselves. The total descent into the cave on ladders and stairs together is about 40 m.
The first part of the cave - about 150 m - is equipped with electric lights. For the rest of the tour, the guide will distribute one carbide light per 3 visitors, but you can also bring your own light. It is allowed to photograph the insides of the cave, but without the use of tripods or other support. The path inside is about 1 m wide and on some parts - where the guide will stop and offer information - a little wider. The path might be slippery, especially in June when it’s usually still covered with ice. Your guide will inform and warn you about the state during the visit.
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Price list from 1.6.2016
Photos by Silvo Ramšak.