National Parks

Slovakia’s national parks centre on the country’s greatest natural resource: its mountains. From the alpine High Tatras down to the hilly Poloniny in the secluded northeast, this wide variety of mountains provides the lifeblood of the nation, supplying the purest water and air, hosting its richest forests and inspiring most of its folklore. All of this is easy to find in and around the parks.

Although mountains and hills stretch from one end of Slovakia to the other, it is the ranges in the eastern half of the country that have been granted the strictest protection afforded by national park status (though other categories of protected areas abound throughout the country).

All of the parks are accessible by road or by public transportation, although the quietest areas require more effort to get to. Each offers a variety of hiking for tourists at all levels, from novice to expert, through deep and extensive forests.

Slovak Paradise National Park

Slovak Paradise (Slovensky raj) features lively forests, wide meadows and plateaus, chasms, canyons, gorges, underground caves (as many as 350!) and garrulous waterfalls.


High Tatras

National Park High Tatras (Vysoke Tatry) is situated in the north of Slovakia, shared partly with Poland. The only mountains of Alpine type in the whole Carpathian Mountain range are often called “the smallest alpine mountains in Europe”.


Low Tatras

National Park Low Tatras (Nizke Tatry) lies in the north of Slovakia, below its bigger brother High Tatras, sprawling between the valleys of rivers Vah from the north and Hron from the south. It features dense untouched forests, breathtaking views, brisk waterfalls, lifeful fauna.


Malá Fatra – Little Fatra

In Mala Fatra we will find the most beauty Slovakia has to offer – mountain ridges, meadows and forests, full of rare plants and animals, clean streams and rivers, gurgling waterfalls of narrow gorges and endless adventures in a small area.


Veľká Fatra – Big Fatra

The Velka Fatra National park lies in central Slovakia. Known for its continuous forest and long valleys, Velka Fatra has many attractions to offer, even to the most demanding tourists.



Have you ever heard of a place where history and nature “live” in harmony? One of such places is the national park Pieniny.



It is a unique international biosphere reservation. Why international? Because, it is situated in three states. Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia.


Muránska planina – Muran Plateau

Does your dream holiday include watching the dog sled race, collecting herbs, visiting cultural and folklore events, fishing, hiking and tasting the sheep cheese? If so, go on reading.

Slovenský Kras – Slovak Karst

The Slovak Karst is one of the most beautiful and charming areas in Slovakia. It is located in the east of Slovakia between Kosice and Roznava. The following places are worth visiting and you should see them if you want to explore the natural beauties of our country.