Tatrzański National Park
The landscape's mostly composed by mountains, mountain lakes and valleys. There're also some caves.
Flora and fauna
You can see such animals as chamois, brown bear, marmot, brown bear or wallcreeper. Thousands of crocuses are blooming on Chocołowska valley in early springtime.
You can easily get here from Zakopane. There're car parks near popular attraction, remember about coming earlier as there use to lots of traffic jams, especially in weekends.
You can buy entrance tickets near parks' main attractions.
The paths and trails're well marked and easy to find. There're plenty of Tatra Mountains trail maps you can buy in bookshops or newsagents.
All the caves suitable for tourists're located in Kościeliska Valley (except Dziura one). Mroźna caves has an artificial light. Visiting other caves: Raptawicka, Obłazkowa, Mylna and Dziura requires an artificial light.
Visiting other caves's required after earlier request. They are suitable for professionals only!
see : Zakopane
There're many mountain refuges (schronisko) in Tatrzański National Park. They're located in following places:
One night in mountain refuge's an excellent option if you're going to hike for some days.
Hiking in winter time's very risky due to avalanche danger, you can check the risk on park's website. Some trails can be iced and require special boots. If you're planning to see a place requiring more than 1 h one-way hike, just check the park's closing hours before as it becomes dark much earlier during winter period.
Weather in summer time's really changeable. Always check the weather forecast before, if you see the weather's getting worse, come back or hide in the closest mountain refuge (schronisko). Thunderstorms are very dangerous and use to happen out of sudden. If the one's expected, you'd better stay at your accommodation object.
Seeing Mylna Cave
Name of Mylna cave (Confusing in Polish) isn't coincidental. The cave has many corridors, you've to cross it following the trail's marks. Taking an additional light source is required. Cave's corridors're mostly narrow and require crawling. People suffering from claustrophobia are advised to avoid visiting it.
If you have an accident or serious problems, just call Tatra Mountain Rescue Group (TOPR).