The Logar Valley otherwise known as Logarska dolina is a valley in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, in the Municipality of Solčava, Slovenia. The Slovene name for the valley is relatively recent and is derived from the Logar farm, which in turn is derived from Log (literally, ‘swampy meadow’). In 1987, the valley received protected status as a landscape park encompassing 25 square kilometres (9.7 sq miles). The Logar Valley is a typical U-shaped glacial valley. It is divided into three parts. The lower part is named Log, the middle part Plest or Plestje (it is a mostly wooded area), and the upper part Kot or Ogradec (it is a wooded area with scree slopes). Altogether 35 people live on the isolated farmsteads in the valley.
The upper part of the valley terminates in a head wall beneath the Okrešelj Cirque, where the Savinja River starts at an ice-cold spring at an elevation of 1280 m and flows to Rinka Falls. Although the Logar Valley is not particularly narrow (about 500 m at its narrowest), inversions are very common due to the influence of a northern anticyclone. Temperature distributions on the slopes are greatly influenced by differences between the sunny and shady areas, which is seen in different snow and ice conditions in the winter. Logar valley was made a regional park, the future image of which rests on the successful development of quality tourism in symbiosis with nature. Height above sea level: 730 m
The attraction of the Logar valley to the nature lover lies in its abundant natural sights coupled with an almost pristine environment. A characteristic mark is also imparted by the farmsteads which have over the centuries aided in contriving a cultural landscape fashioned by the hand of man. This has produced complete harmony of man and nature, a characteristic seldom found in this day and age. Because of all this the Logar valley was made a regional park, the future image of which rests on the successful development of quality tourism in symbiosis with nature.