Slovakia - National Parks

Veľká Fatra National Park
Slovak: Národný park Veľká Fatra
Established: 2002
Area: 403 km²

Vel’ká Fatra is situated south between Martin and Ruzomburok and belongs to the Outer Western Carpathians. This National Park has a very well-preserved and diverse natural environment. This is due to a variety of rocks which transform into various soils, which leads to a very high diversity of fauna and flora. The types of rock include various slates, limestone, and dolomite rocks, creating a picturesque scene. The terrain varies from gentle upland meadows and pastures to sharp cliffs and deep valleys. The National Park is also an important reservoir of fresh water due to high rainfalls and low evaporation. As for most Slovak National Parks, the three carnivores brown bear, grey wolf, and Eurasian lynx are present. Another attraction close to the park is Vlkolínec, an old famous little village with scenic houses (UNESCO World Heritage). The village’s name is derived from the Slovak word for wolf, Vlk.

Malá Fatra National Park
Slovak: Národný park Malá Fatra
Estabished: 1988
Area: 226 km²

Low Tatras National Park
Slovak: Národný park Nízke Tatry
Estabished: 1978
Area: 728 km²

Muránska planina National Park
Slovak: Národný park Muránska planina
Estabished: 1998
Area: 203 km² 

Pieniny National Park
Slovak: Pieninský národný park
Estabished: 1967
Area: 38 km²

Poloniny National Park
Slovak: Národný park Poloniny
Estabished: 1997
Area: 298 km² 

Slovak Karst National Park
Slovak: Národný park Slovenský kras
Estabished: 2002
Area: 346 km² 

Slovak Paradise National Park
Slovak: Národný park Slovenský raj
Estabished: 1988
Area: 198 km²

Tatra National Park
Slovak: Tatranský národný park
Estabished: 1949
Area: 738 km²