Zgornja Savinjska Dolina


A small alpine village that is located far from the big cities, at the doorstep of two-thousanders peaks of Kamnik-Savinja Alps. It is the central settlement of the Solčavska region, which, in order to maintain exceptional natural resources, received the title European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) in 2009.

On the paths of Jezersko-Solčavska Sheep and Solčava mountain wood

The expanded settlement of Solčava is a world among the mountains with a preserved regional distinctiveness. This is a home to hardworking happy people, who have, for centuries preserved the original connection between man with nature. Various products are created from autochthonous Jezersko-Solčavke Sheep and Solčava mountain wood.

Felt products such as warm slippers, cloaks, headgear and other artwork are a great idea for a gift or a nice souvenir. Staff at Center Rinka will gladly give you advice.

Sustainable development and preservation of heritage

Take some time to stop at the Center Rinka where you can see carefully crafted domestic products and do not miss the permanent exhibition Solčavsko – a walk in the lap of the Alps. Nearby there is the church of Marija Snežna, the only fully preserved Gothic church in the Upper Savinja Valley.

Center Rinka features a permanent exhibition A Walk in the Lap of the Alps, which tells a story about the life and nature of Solčava.
In Solčava lies the Gothic church of Marija Snežna, which houses the early Gothic sculpture of Mary with a Child from 1250.

Preserving the heritage and nature deserves special respect in Solčava. Regional parks Logarska Valley and Robanov kot are protected areas of Natura 2000 and constitute more than 80% territory of Solčava municipality.

Sights and popular tourist spots in Solčava:

Somewhere “at the edge of the world” there is a divine Logar Valley, rising above are the magnificent Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Take the Logar Trail to Rinka Waterfall.
  • Solčava panoramic road, by bicycle or on foot for the best views of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps;
  • visit the Logarska Valley Nature Park and the Rinka Falls;
  • Take a walk in the Robanov kot regional park and taste homemade spirits with sour milk;
  • learn about the healing power of herbs in Fidov gaj park;
  • Solčavska tisa, one of the oldest herbs in Slovenia;
  • discover the secrets described by Potočka zijalka, former residence of the cave bear and ice hunter;
  • experience various stories with your family in the magical fairy-tale forest in Logarska Valley.

Experiences in Solčava:

Make it a special day. Experience the world of former shepards and imaginative nature-related games. Come to the Etno-Fletno games.
  • Relay your body and feed your soul on mountain tours of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps;
  • Gain first archery skills at the Gradišnik farm;
  • enjoy homemade delicacies from tourist farms, among which the Upper Savinja stomach is not to be missed;
  • Test your skills and power in the ethno games based on local cultural heritage;
  • During winter try cross-country skiing, alpinism, sledding, ice climbing

Traditional events in Solčava:

  • Mountain wood days;
  • Hiking Festival in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps;
  • Hike during the full moon along the Solčava Panoramic Road;
  • Solčava’s Days, days of tourism in Solčava;
  • Chainsaw gouda, chainsaw scupltures;
  • BICKA, learn how sheep wool products are produced;
  • December events (outdoor concert, night torch with torches).

Panoramic View of Solčava:

Logar Valley, Solčava from the Air

Tourist information – Solčava:

TIC Solčava – Center Rinka
Solčava 29
SI-3335 Solčava
t: +386 3 839 07 10
e: info@solcavsko.info