High Tatras (Vysoke Tatry)
Slovakia’s most famous national park is located in the north of the country, along the border with Poland. The mountain range stretches 53 kilometers from east to west and is known as the “smallest Alpine mountain range in Europe”. Gerlachovsky Stit is the highest peak of the High Tatras at 2,655 meters (8710 ft). You must hire a mountain guide to reach the top, as the ascent is extremely challenging and dangerous. Lomnicky Stit is almost as high, at 2,634 meters (8641 ft), and is accessible for everyone by cable car. In the winter, you’ll find several ski resorts in the High Tatras and after a long day on the slopes or a tough hike, you can relax in the healing thermal waters at Besenova, Tatralandia, or AquaCity Poprad.