Risnjak mountain range dominates the northwestern part of the Gorski kotar region, the mountain area located in the west of Croatia. This is also the most forested part of Croatia, only 15 km of air distance from the sea.
Risnjak National Park, with total area of 3198 ha, is characterized by mixture of climates: the harsh Alpine mountain, mild Mediterranean and continental climate. Virgin forests, virgin mountain peaks and Dinaric karst can also be found.
The summers here are relatively cold, while the winters are long and snowy, and there is plenty of rain, especially in the autumn.