How the Snow Cave visit is taking place

You are going to enter the underground world of the Snow Cave accompanied by an experienced caver – a guide who will provide you with all the information for a safe visit before entering the cave.

We recommend that you reach the cave at least 15 minutes before the desired visiting hour. The cave is accessible only with a guide. Guided tours of the cave take place at the announced time, regardless of the number of visitors. For the best experience of the cave, we limited the number of visitors to a maximum of 25 people per group.

At the time of the tour, a guide will accompany you to the entrance of the cave. You can leave your backpacks, hiking poles and your pets at your own risk in front of the cave entrance. We advise you to take your personal belongings (wallet, personal documents, telephone) with you.

In our experience, for most visitors, the most challenging part is the entrance or descent into the cave, where you climb down on a metal ladder for 10 m. In total, you descend to the Ice Hall by as much as 40 m.

The entrance to the cave, about 150 m, is illuminated by electric lighting, further along, you will experience the cave by the light of carbide lamps (1 lamp for 3 persons). The use of ones own lamps and cameras without a tripod is allowed. The paths through the cave are not paved but well-trodden. The walking trail for visitors is fenced from time to time and can be even one meter wide or more at some points when the group makes a stop. There may also be some ice on the way in particular areas, which the guide will always warn you upfront.

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Everything you need to know

Physical exertion

In our experience, for most visitors, the hardest part is the entrance or descent into the cave, where you will descend by 10 m on metal ladders with a fence. In total, you will descend to the Ice Hall by as much as 40 meters.

The visit to the cave takes from 1,5 to 2 hours in winter temperatures from 0 °C to 4 °C. The total route is approximately 1300 m long.


We do not recommend children under the age of 5 to visit the cave. It is the parents’ responsibility to decide whether their children can handle the relatively long hike through the cold cave and steep metal ladders entering the cave.

Experience has shown that toddlers up to age 5 are usually overwhelmed. In any event, please make sure that the child is wearing sufficiently warm clothes and shoes. Remember to bring a hat and gloves.

Warm clothing and suitable footwear

A visit to the cave lasts from 1.5 to 2 hours in winter temperatures from 0 ° C to 4 ° C. Since there are possible ice patches on the walking trails we advise:

  • warm clothes (suitable for winter conditions),
  • suitable hiking shoes
  • gloves that will come in handy especially in the entrance part of the cave on metal ladders that lead you to the Ice Hall.


Duration of the tour

A guided tour of the cave takes about 1.5 to 2 hours in winter conditions.

Please note that pets are not allowed

In order to protect the fragile cave ecosystem and to make sure the pets are safe, pets are not allowed inside Snow cave.

Unfortunately, the cave is not handicapped accessible

The cave is not accessible to wheelchair users and visitors with mobility impairments.


Weather conditions

Visits to the cave are possible in any weather during the season, from June to October. The condition of the ice in the cave also depends on the weather conditions.

The ice pillars in the Ice Hall are seasonal and are formed only in favourable winter weather conditions.