Located between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia is for many just a transit country on the way to Croatia. However, this small country, which is half the size of the Netherlands, is home to many gems that have often not yet been discovered by large tourism. Slovenia is densely wooded and mountainous. To the north are the Karawanken, the Kamnic Alps and the Julian Alps. The Sava, Drava and Mura are the main rivers. Of the few big places, the capital Ljubljana is the best known. The coastline in the west is very small.
We use the division into historical regions. The map below shows which historical regions Slovenia has.
Slovenia as camper land
Free camping is prohibited.
Campers under 3500 kg fall under category 2A and require a toll vignette on motorways and highways. This is available at gas stations. In neighboring countries, they are also available at larger petrol stations near the border.
The heavier campers need a toll box that can be ordered via the internet.
Dipped or daytime running lights (such as LED lighting) are compulsory during the day.
Snow tires or snow chains are mandatory between November 15 and March 15.
The maximum permitted blood alcohol level is 0.5 per mille.
Drivers of vehicles (including cyclists) are prohibited from holding a mobile phone while driving. Hands-free calling is allowed. However, the use of headphones is prohibited.
It is forbidden to park on the left side of the road (against the direction of travel), also in parking spaces on the left.
The driver must use the hazard warning lights when reversing.
Slovenia as a motor country
It is forbidden to park on the left side of the road (against the direction of travel), also in parking spaces on the left. In a one-way street you are allowed to park on the left.
If signs indicate that parking is allowed on the sidewalk, the driver must ensure that at least 1.60 m of space is left for pedestrians.