• Transportation of passengers in a comfortable vehicle.
  • Guide and driver available during the excursion.
  • Guided tour and introduction to natural and cultural heritage.

Hiking Risnjak & Lake Lokvar

1 day


Gorski Kotar





Activity level


Tour dates



 Zagreb - Veliki Risnjak - Lokvar Lake - Lokvarka Cave - Zagreb

Where are National Park Risnjak and lake Lokvar?

  • National Park Risnjak and lake Lokvar are located in the north-western part of Gorski kotar, in the most forested part of Croatia, not far from the Slovenian border.
  • National Park Risnjak with its 63 square kilometers stretches through some of the most beautiful Croatian counties: Primorsko-Goranska and Lika-Senjska.

Why visit National Park Risnjak and lake Lokvar?

  • Because Lokvar lake is at a height of 770 meters above sea level, the highest lake in Croatia, and Risnjak is the third oldest national park and one of the oldest in all of SE Europe.
  • Because the peak of Risnjak at a height of 1528 m offers a view of the Adriatic Sea, the Julian Alps and the entire Gorski Kotar that will be etched in your memory, and you will definitely want to see it once again.
  • Because Risnjak, due to its geographical isolation, is one of the least visited national parks in Croatia, thanks to which it has been preserved nature as it once was.
  • Because on lake Lokvar you can hear some of the best fishing stories, but certainly one that is true. About the largest caught californian rout in the world a 138 cm long and weighing as much as 25.4 kg.

What are Risnjak National Park and lake Lokvar hiding?

  • National Park Risnjak it is home to the only big wild cat in Europe. You guessed it, lynx after which the park got its name. Unfortunately, less than 60 individuals live in Croatia today, but some of them have found their home in Risnjak.
  • With more than 1100 plant species, 100 bird species, 90 butterfly species and more than 10 large mammal species National Park Risnjak is a true paradise for all nature lovers.
  • During hot summer days, National Park Risnjak and lake Lokvar offer real refreshment and rest from the city heat.
  • For all lovers of sport fishing, Lake Lokvar has something to offer rich underwater life, and some of the fish that found their home in it are: trout, pike, carp, chub, and sunfish.


  • 08:00 – departure towards Risnjak
  • 10:00 - arrival at the beginning of the trail and tour
  • 12:30 – departure to the Lokvarka cave
  • 13:00 – entrance to the cave and tour
  • 14:00 – departure to Lokvar lake
  • 14:15 - arrival at Lokvar jake - free time for a walk around the lake and lunch by the lake
  • 17:00 – departure to Zagreb
  • 19:00 - return to Zagreb

Trip itinerary (varies depending on walking pace and trail conditions)

Risnjak National Park hides diverse flora and fauna, including plant species such as fir, beech, spruce and hornbeam, and animal species such as wolf, lynx, bear and deer. In addition, the park boasts forests, rivers, lakes and mountain peaks that offer breathtaking views to every visitor. All this makes it an excellent place for hiking, camping and other outdoor recreational activities.

Along with a visit to the national park, on our trip we will see the Lokva cave, which is decorated with numerous stalactites and stalagmites, and at the end, the journey will take us to the Lokvar lake, where the we will have time for a late lunch.

After departure from your accommodation, the planned arrival at Risnjak National Park is at 10 am. From there, through a beautiful lush forest, we will head towards the top, where we will have some free time. Every more experienced mountaineer knows how impossible it is to describe the feeling when endless horizons open up before you. Therefore, instead of trying to describe in words what will await you there, you can check out a glimpse of the view in our gallery. After enjoying the view from 1528m, we will head back from where we started and drive towards the Lokve cave.

We enter the cave at 1 pm. The cave, although not as big as some others in Croatia, will enchant every visitor with its beauty and karst decorations. After a guided tour of the cave, we will head towards lake Lokvar, which, although artificial, looks as if it has always been in this place. In the local restaurant by the lake Lokvar, you will be able to taste traditional food for lunch. Followed by free time to absorb vitamin D or refresh in the lake.

Return to Zagreb in the late afternoon.



April, May, October89€/person

Children 8-12 years old: 69 €/person

June September99€/person

Children 8-12 years old: 79 €/person


  • Transportation of passengers in a comfortable vehicle with all costs of tolls, parking and fuel
  • Guide and driver available throughout the trip
  • Trip organization


  • Personal expenses (drinks, food, etc.)
  • Tickets for Risnjak National Park €6 and Lokvarka Cave €11

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Is there a minimum age?

Answer: The minimum age for tours is 12 years accompanied by parents. For independent travel the minimum age is 18 years.

What is the maximum number of people on one tour?

Answer: Transport on tours is performed using passenger vans with a capacity of 8 + 1. If there is a greater interest in the tour, it is possible to organize two vans, then thethe maximum number of guests is 16.

What type of transportation is used on tours?

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Who are my companions?

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Does your tours have restrictions?

Answer: The activities on the tours require moderate physical fitness, so we do not recommend these tours to people with poor health, heart patients and people with reduced mobility.

Do I get a refund in case of bad weather?

Answer: In case of extreme weather conditions, extraordinary circumstances that could not have been foreseen or avoided or occurred just before the start of the trip, the Organizer will postpone the activity. Rain alone is not a reason to cancel a trip or get a refund. Travel plans can be changed depending on the abilities and desires of the group, weather conditions. Unfortunately bad weather is always a possibility.

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