Mountains of Slovenia are part of the Alps and of the Dinarides.
The Alps in Slovenia can be divided into:
In the Inner Carniola, the highest peaks are Veliki Snežnik (1,796 metres (5,892 ft), part of the Snežnik plateau and the highest non-Alpine peak in Slovenia, and Suhi vrh (1,313 metres (4,308 ft)), part of the Nanos plateau. They're both part of the Dinaric Alps, a mountain chain that spans towards the southeast. The highest peak is Snežnik.
Part of the Dinaric Alps are also the Gorjanci mountain range, and in the Slovenian Istria, Mt. Slavnik (1,028 m) and Mt. Vremščica (1,027 m).
This list contains height (above sea level) of some notable peaks in Slovenia.
|Peak||Mountain range||Height (m)|
|Little Triglav||Julian Alps||2725|
|High Rokav||Julian Alps||2646|
|High Altar||Julian Alps||2621|
|Špik above Plaz||Julian Alps||2606|
|Big Ponca||Julian Alps||2602|
|Dolek Spike||Julian Alps||2591|
|High Kanin||Julian Alps||2587|
|Jezersko Kočna||Kamnik–Savinja Alps||2540|
|Dovje Cross||Julian Alps||2542|
|Kokra Kočna||Kamnik–Savinja Alps||2520|
|Bavšica Grintavec||Julian Alps||2347|
|Mlinar Saddle||Kamnik–Savinja Alps||2334|
|Košutnik Tower||Karawanks - Košuta||2133|
|Kordež Head||Karawanks - Peca||2126|
|Mount St. Ursula||Karawanks||1699|
|Porezen||Škofja Loka Hills||1630|
|Blegoš||Škofja Loka Hills||1562|
|Kucelj on Čaven||Trnovo Forest||1237|
|Mount Mirna||Kočevje Rog||1047|
|Slavnik||Slavnik - Čičarija||1028|
Slovenia is situated at the crossroads of central and southeast Europe, touching the Alps and bordering the Adriatic Sea. The Alps—including the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karawank chain, as well as the Pohorje massif—dominate northern Slovenia along its long border to Austria. Slovenia's Adriatic coastline stretches approximately 47 km (29 mi) from Italy to Croatia. Its part south of Sava river belongs to Balkan peninsula – Balkans.
The Julian Alps are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that stretch from northeastern Italy to Slovenia, where they rise to 2,864 m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia and of the former Yugoslavia. A large part of the Julian Alps is included in Triglav National Park. The second highest peak of the range, the 2,755 m high Jôf di Montasio, lies in Italy.
The Dinaric Alps, also commonly Dinarides, are a mountain range in Southern and Southeastern Europe, separating the continental Balkan Peninsula from the Adriatic Sea. They stretch from Italy in the northwest through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo to Albania in the southeast.
The Kamnik–Savinja Alps are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps. They lie in northern Slovenia, except for the northernmost part, which lies in Austria.
The Triglav Lakes Valley is a rocky hanging valley in the Julian Alps in Slovenia, below the sheer sides of Mount Tičarica and Mount Zelnarica southwest of Triglav. The valley is also called the Seven Lakes Valley, although there are ten and not seven lakes in the valley. It is above the tree line and is geologically alpine karst; therefore it has also been termed the Sea of Stone Valley.
Petzen (German) or Peca (Slovene) is the highest mountain of the eastern Karawanks, the second-highest mountain of the Northern Karawanks and the most eastern two-thousand-metre mountain of Slovenia. It is a mighty mountain with a characteristic shape of a tableland with rocky peaks protruding from it. The mountain borders the Meža Valley and the Topla Valley to the south and east, and the Jaun Valley to the north, and is separated by the narrow valley of the Bela Creek from Hochobir. Two thirds of the mountain lies in Austria, and one third in Slovenia. The mountain reaches its highest elevation on the mountain crest of the Kordež Head. The border runs across it.
Škrlatica, historically also known as Suhi plaz, is a mountain in the Slovenian Julian Alps. With its summit at 2,740m above sea level, it is the second highest peak in Slovenia and the third highest in the Julian Alps as a whole.
The Mittagskogel (German) or Kepa (Slovenian) has an elevation of 2,145 metres (7,037 ft) aA, and is thus the third highest mountain in the Karawanks range, after Hochstuhl/Stol and the Vertratscha/Vrtača. It is located on the border between Slovenia and Austria.
Nanos is a karst limestone plateau at the eastern border of the Inner Carniola in southwestern Slovenia.
Snežnik is a wide karst limestone plateau with an area of about 85 km2 (33 sq mi) in the Dinaric Alps. It can also be viewed as a southern extension of the Julian Alps. The main part of the plateau is in Slovenia, while the southern part extends into Croatia and connects to the mountain region of Gorski Kotar.
Mangart or Mangrt is a mountain in the Julian Alps, located on the border between Italy and Slovenia. With an elevation of 2,679 metres (8,789 ft), it is the third-highest peak in Slovenia, after Triglav and Škrlatica. It was first climbed in 1794 by the naturalist Franz von Hohenwart. Mangart is also the name of the mountain range between the Koritnica Valley and the Mangart Valley, with the highest peak called Veliki Mangart.
The Kanin Mountains or the Canin Mountains, mostly simply Kanin or Canin, are a mountain range in the Western Julian Alps, on the border of Slovenia and Italy. Their highest summit, High Kanin is 2,587 m above sea level. They separate the upper Soča Valley in Slovenia from the Resia Valley in Italy.
Slivnica is a peak in the Dinaric Alps in Slovenia, southeast of Cerknica on the edge of the plain defined by Lake Cerknica. Its southern and western slopes are covered in deciduous and pine forests, which also obstruct the view from the highest peak, Big Slivnica.
The Jôf di Montasio is located in the Province of Udine, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy.
The Javornik Hills are a limestone plateau in Slovenia and part of the Dinaric Alps. The highest peak is Veliki Javornik at 1,268 metres (4,160 ft) above sea level. At the northern edge of the Javornik Hills lies the Postojna Gate.
Kočna at 2,540 metres (8,330 ft) high, is the second-highest mountain in the Kamnik–Savinja Alps and the westernmost peak of the Grintovec Range. Its prominent and easily recognized peak is visible from far around. The mountain has two peaks: the higher Jezersko Kočna and the nearby lower Kokra Kočna.
Storžič is the highest mountain in the western part of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps. The top is a nicely shaped cone, from which the mountain got its name. Storžič has a good panoramic view. To the south are the Ljubljana Basin, Mount Krim, the Javornik Hills, Mount Snežnik, the Nanos Plateau, and the Škofja Loka Hills. To the west are the Julian Alps with prominent Mount Triglav. To the north are the Karawanks with Mount Stol, Mount Begunjščica, and Mount Košuta. To the east are the Jezersko Cirque, Mount Grintovec, the Kalce Ridge and Mount Krvavec.
The Kalce Ridge is a 2,224-metre-high (7,297 ft) mountain of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps in northern Slovenia. It is the highest peak of the Krvavec Group.
Blegoš, with an elevation of 1,562 metres (5,125 ft), is the second-highest peak in the Škofja Loka Hills of Upper Carniola, after Mount Altemaver on the Ratitovec Ridge. From the summit it is possible to see the highest Slovenian mountain groups in the Julian Alps, the Karawanks, and the Kamnik–Savinja Alps.
The Trnovo Forest Plateau is a karst plateau that constitutes the extreme northwest end of the Dinaric Alps. The Trnovo Forest Plateau has a karst character, without surface watercourses and broken up by closed valleys, outcroppings, hills, caves, shafts, and smaller karst features: solution pans, rills, karrens, and other features. Significant karst features include ice caves. The vegetation inversion at Big Paradana Ice Cave in the eastern part of the plateau, measuring 385 meters (1,263 ft) by 1,550 meters (5,090 ft), is a locus classicus and in the past ice was harvested from it and exported via Gorizia and Trieste to Egypt.
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