Gorski Kotar mountainous region in Croatia

Gorski Kotar is a mountainous region in the north of Croatia linking the continental and the coastal parts of Croatia.

Practically all of the area of the Gorski Kotar is covered in not very high mountains covered in trees. The highest peaks of Gorski Kotar are Bjelolasica (1534 m) and Veliki Risnjak (1528 m).

As long as its location is concerned Gorski Kotar is located between Slovenia. Lika region of Croatia, the Adriatic coast and the Pannonian plain of the continental part of Croatia.

Gorski Kotar ski resorts Croatia

This mountain range stretches from the west to the southeast and virtually divides Croatia into the continental part of Croatia with the Central European climate and the coastal part of Croatia with the Mediterranean climate.

Gorski Kotar map

The Gorski Kotar mountain range includes the Risnjak natonal nature park.

Several ski resorts of Croatia are found on the slopes of the Gorski Kotar mountain range.

Ski resorts of Gorski Kotar

The Gorski Kotar is famous for its amazing nature and ski resorts of Croatia:

  • Bjelolasica Olympic skiing resort of Croatia
  • Platak ski resort of Croatia
  • Begovo Razdolje ski resort
  • The Celimbasa ski resort
  • Trsce ski resort

 Ski resorts in Croatia

… more about Ski resorts in Croatia

The mountain scenery here stuns with mountain rivers, lakes, brooks, as well as the picturesque mountain valleys. The climate of the mountains is cool, the winter is long and snowy, and in this area, it snows for 120 days a year.

Apart from the natural beauty, the Gorski Kotar attracts with its landmarks; here, the famous Fuzine cave with the underground Lake Bajer is located, there are working farms and vineyards.

There are opportunities for active rest: the Gorski Kotar is renowned for its fishing and hunting, areas suitable for mountaineering, cycling and walking routes.

Gorski Kotar ski resorts Croatia

The places and the scenery of the Gorski Kotar are excellent for sanitary and resort treatment, and for calm restorative rest.

Gorski Kotar ski resorts Croatia

Hotels and private apartments Gorski Kotar

Ski resorts of Croatia offer a good choice of hotels, family-owned mini hotels and the rent of private apartments not far from the slopes and ski trails.

Holiday Home Okac 3* – Fabulous 8.9/10 – score from 15 reviews – is located in Lokve, Delnice-Petehovac Ski Centre is 7 km away

Chalet Croatia – Very good 8.4/10 – score from 11 reviews – located next to a pine tree forest near the village Petrovici, Chalet Croatia is a secluded mountain retreat surrounded by untouched nature, the property offers panoramic views of the Vrbovsko Valley and features a garden with terrace and barbecue

Hotel Bitoraj 4* – Very good 8.4/10 – score from 14 reviews – enjoys a picturesque location in the centre of Fuzine, surrounded by a forest in the green heart of Croatia close to sea and with excellent traffic connections

Hotel Risnjak 3* – Good 7.5/10 – score from 27 reviews – is situated in the heart of the Gorski kotar, which is named “The Green Heart of Croatia”, thus, the Risnjak hotel is a great base for exploring this scenic mountainous and forested region

Gorski Kotar ski resorts Croatia

Bijela Ruza 3* – Very good 8/10 – score from 65 reviews – is located in the village of Ravna Gora, just 4 km off the E65 European Route between Zagreb and Rijeka, it offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, Risnjak National Park is 20 km away

Apartments Gale 3* – Very good 8.5/10 – score from 30 reviews – located 500 metres form the centre of Delnice, biking trails start 500 metres from the property, Petehovac Ski Slope is 5 km away, fishing is possible on Lokvarsko Lake, 7 km away and rafting on Kupa Riva, 12 km away

Luxury Chalets 4* – are located 1 km from the centre of Ravna Gora and surrounded by pine forests and untouched nature, outdoor area offers a barbecue, are set in the mountain region, halfway between the capital Zagreb and the Croatian coast, numerous bike trails start just in front of the house, the town of Rijeka can be reached in 50 km

Chalets Zelena Vrata 3* – Superb 9.1/10 – score from 20 reviews – set in the unspoiled nature of the region, there is an adrenaline park with paintball and free climbing facilities just 200 metres away, marked bike routes can be found within 600 metres from the chalets, located in the village of Vrata, which is right next to an access road to the A1 Motorway, this property is 3 km from Fuzine, where you can find the train and bus stations, as well as the Vrelo Cave and Lake Bajer, swimming in the Adriatic Sea is possible in Crikvenica, about 37 km away

Getting to Gorski Kotar

Distance to Gorski Kotar from international airports of Croatia

Distance from Zagreb airport to Gorski Kotar – 160 km
Distance from Pula airport to Gorski Kotar – 148 km
Distance from Zadar airport to Gorski Kotar – 290 km
Distance from Split airport to Gorski Kotar – 380 km

Distance from Gorski Kotar to the coast of Adriatia sea

The Gorski Kotar is located between Zagreb city, the continental area of Croatia and the coast of Croatia with some very famous and popular resorts for beach holidays in Croatia.

to Crikvenica resort – 22 km
to Novi Vinodolski resort – 24 km
to city Rijeka – 35 km

Gorski kotar on Croatia map

Gorski Kotar ski resorts Croatia

Prikaz veće karte

Getting to Gorski Kotar is most easy by car.

➝ more about Rent a car in Croatia