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The Veľká Fatra and Malá Fatra mountain ranges

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Banská Bystrica
  3. Veľká Fatra mountain range
    1. Špania Dolina, December 24
    2. Vyhnatová, December 25
    3. Tour to Zvolen, December 26
  4. Žilina
  5. Malá Fatra mountain range
    1. Minčol, December 28
    2. Chata pod Kľačianskou Magurou, December 29
  6. Conclusion

1. Introduction

My Christmas vacation was a welcome opportunity to spend a couple of days in Slovakia to visit my friends in Bratislava.

But I also planned to make a few short hiking tours in the Veľká Fatra and Malá Fatra (two mountain ranges in Central Slovakia and part of the vast …

High Tatras, part 3 (Kriváň, Rysy, Štrbské pleso)

Table of contents


Kriváň, October 1
Predné Solisko, October 2
Rysy, October 3
Skalnaté pleso, October 4



With a break of about one month, I returned to Slovakia for hiking in the High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry) mountain range and to visit my friends in Bratislava.

Here you can find my two previous blog articles about my summer hikes:

1. Slavkovský štít, Zelené pleso (including general information about the High Tatras)
2. Východná Vysoká, Obrovský vodopád

My base camp for my hiking-journeys was …

High Tatras, part 2 (Východná Vysoká, Obrovský vodopád)


The following text is not a stand alone article but the direct continuation of part 1 of my High Tatras series: ascending Slavkovský štít and Veľká Svišťovka, visiting the Zelené pleso mountain lake and the Chata pri Zelenom plese, and a short glimpse at the Belianske Tatry mountain range.

That article contains general information about the most popular tourist destination in Slovakia as well.

High Tatras

I hiked in the central part of the High Tatras still and departed from the train station in Poprad early in the morning