North Velebit National Park

Magnificent views of the Adriatic Sea
Raftrek Adventure Travel / North Velebit National Park


The largest mountain in Croatia. It is home to the North Velebit National Park. Covering 109 square kilometers of the northern section. Because of the abundant variety of this part of the Velebit range and its authenticity, the area was upgraded to a national park in 1999. The whole of the Velebit mountain is a nature park. Resulting as lesser category of nature conservation. Another national park on Velebit is the Paklenica on its southern side. The park reserve is protected and visitors cannot pass through except on designated trails. The Park is criss-crossed with numerous mountaineering trails.

Magnificent views of the Adriatic Sea

The best known is the Premužić’s Trail. Named after its constructor. The forester Ante Premužić who built it in late 1933. The path runs through the most beautiful and most interesting parts of the park. From the numerous peaks in the surroundings, there are magnificent views of the Adriatic Sea and its islands. You can see Pag, Rab, Goli otok, Prvić and Krk. As well as of the continental side. Just outside the boundaries of the park, you can visit Zavratnica cove. One of the North Velebit’s most breathtaking features. Right down on the coast near the pretty harbor of Jablanac.

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