Kamnik-Savinja Alps, northeast Slovenia, in the Raduha Ridge.
From Luče road 428 towards Ljubno, turn right after 3 km at Struge. Follow road straight ahead for about 15 km, signposted.
By foot from Luče or Solčava.
JUN Sat, Sun, Hol 9, 11, 13, 15.
JUL to 14-JUL Sat, Sun, Hol 9, 11, 13, 15, 17.
15-JUL to AUG Fri, Sat, Sun, Hol 9, 11, 13, 15, 17.
SEP Sat, Sun, Hol 9, 11, 13, 15.
Please arrive 15 min earlier.
Adults EUR 10, Children EUR 7, Students EUR 7.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 9, Children EUR 6, Students EUR 6.
Transverzala turisticnih jam Slovenije: Adults EUR 7, Children EUR 5, Students EUR 5.
|Light:||electric for the first 150 m, then carbide lamps.|
|Dimension:||A=1,520 m asl., T=0-4 °C.|
|Guided tours:||D=2 h, VR=40 m.|
|Photography:||Allowed, no tripods.|
|Address:||Jamarski klub Črni Galeb Prebold, Na bazen 8, p.p. 51, 3312 Prebold, Tel: +386-41-424091, Tel: +386-41-413111. E-mail:|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Snežna Jama (Snow Cave) is the only Ice Cave in Slovenia which is a show cave. There is another ice cave called Velika Ledenika Jama, which is open to the public, but not guided. This one has guides, which stay at the cave and live at the entrance during summer weekends. That is because the road to the cave is an adventure and it takes more than an hour to drive the 10 kilometers on the narrow and winding single lane road. At first it is paved, then it is gravel road, and at the end its patch gravel road with dirt road pieces. Not the road where you want to drive during bad weather, so we recommend to visit this cave only on days with good weather and start early to get there. You should start at the turnoff from the road at least one hour before the tour.
The cave itself is reached on a short walk from the end of the road. The outside and inside the cave is about the same, not difficult, but requires good sturdy shoes and some ability to walk in the mountains. The cave is cold, around zero, so bring warm clothes. A wind protection is a very good idea.
The most difficult part of the tour is the 10 m high iron ladder above the entrance. So if you survive this ladder you are fit enough for the rest of the cave. So actually this cave is not suitable for elderly, very small children, pets, and disabled. Some surefootedness is necessary. And gloves are helpful at the iron ladder which is freezing cold.
This cave is only partly electrically lit, only for the first 150 m. The rest of the tour is done with indicvidual light. The guide offers carbide lamps for the visitors, but it is also allowed to bring your own light. We recommend LED headlamps, so your have your hands free for climbing.