Zavižan – the gate to the Velebit mountain

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Zavižan is maybe the most famous place on the Velebit mountain. The good white road leads to this place; also, there are several mountain trails. This is a mountain hut and the meteorological station at the same time. The vistas are remarkable!

Zavižan is maybe the most famous place on the Velebit mountain. The good white road leads to this place; also, there are several mountain trails. This is a mountain hut and the meteorological station at the same time. The vistas are remarkable!

Located on the northern Velebit, at the edge of the national Park Sjeverni Velebit (North Velebit), is Zavižan. It is a well-known toponym, a mountain hut, and a meteorological station at the same time. Thanks to its connectedness with the road, it’s a major hub for hiking on Velebit, most often either the beginning or the end.  Due to the same reason, it is a very popular daily excursion.

The Velebit trail starts from Oltari village on the very northern rim of the mountain. Then, there is a trail leading directly to the coast. Finally, the famous Premužić trail begins here. Additionally, several other branching lets you explore the nearby peaks. The nearest is Zečjak, a promontory from where you get great vistas to the Adriatic coast. Also not to miss is a small botanical garden.

The hut and the station is located beneath the smaller hills, protected from the winds. The vistas are extraordinary, even from the hut’s terrace. From one side, you can peek into the wilderness of the Velebit, and on the other to the sea.

There are several rooms and a dorm in the hut. The price is 70 for the dorm and 80 kn for the room per person. No food is on offer, but you can use the stove. There are water and electricity.

Spacious parking space some 15 minutes from the building is a last stop with the car; only national park staff and from the hut itself are allowed further.

The contact to the hut: 053/614-209, E-mail: dom.zavizan@hps.hr

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