Skocjan Cave

Skocjan Caves is a breathtaking cave system in southwest Slovenia near the town of Divaca, a little more than an hour drive away from Bled, so you can easily make a day trip to Skocjan and see the caves.

The Skocjan Cave is protected by UNESCO since 1986, it has beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, and other interesting rock formations, but what sets this cave apart from other caves is the underground river and the largest discovered underground cavern in all of Europe. The cavern is of truly gigantic proportions and it’s hard to believe it’s real and not some computer-generated imagery from Lord of the Rings. The cave is several million years old.

There’s a ten minute walk in the open to the actual entrance of the cave. At the entrance, the guides split the visitors depending on the language (English, German, Italian, Slovenian, etc.) into groups of 25 or so visitors and then lead them into the cave. There are five main stops in the cave where the guide explains the area and points out interesting formations with a flashlight. The path is well lit, has railing all along one side and is fairly even and paved. You walk for nearly two hours. There are large noisy waterfalls within the cave and it’s really exciting to walk on the bridges from one side to the other and on the walkways around the huge caverns with incredible views all around. The cave is fairly cold and most people wear jackets – it’s 12°C in dry areas and 0-20°C in areas with flowing water. There is a restaurant and souvenir shop on the property for a meal after you are done.

Timetable of visits:
January, February, March, November, December: 10:00, 13:00
April, May, October: 10:00, 13:00, 15:30
June, July, August, September: 10:00, 11.00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
The guided tour through the cave costs €16 for adults, €12 for seniors and students, and €7,5 for children. The extended tour (main tour through the cave + following the Reka River underground) costs €21 for adults, €16 for seniors and students, and €11 for children.

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(Photos courtesy of Park Škocjanske Jame)

More info about the Skocjan Cave: All You Need To Know To Visit Skocjan Caves
More Skocjan Cave photos: 30 Beautiful Photos To Inspire You to Visit Skocjan Caves

Location:
Skocjan Cave Address: Matavun 12, 6215 Divaca, Slovenia
Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 45.663168, 13.989321
GPS coordinates: 45° 39′ 47.4048” N     13° 59′ 21.5556” E
Traditional region: Littoral (Slovene: Primorska)
Municipality: Divaca

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to the Skocjan Cave (drive 129 km, 1 hour 10 minutes)

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to the Skocjan Cave (drive 127 km, 1 hour 8 minutes)

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