At Glitterheim visitors can either bring their own bicycle or rent one by the parking place.
At Glitterheim visitors can either bring their own bicycle or rent one by the parking place., Foto: Astrid Haug

Cars-Out is a joint international project between protected areas in Slovenia and Norway. Sečovlje Salina Nature Park is head of the project while Strunjan Landscape Park and Jotunheimen National Park are partners. 

The theme of the project is to promote environmentally friendly visitation of protected areas. 

All protected nature areas have qualities and natural resources that should be experienced by both visitors today and future generations. One of the global threads towards any protected area is global warming. This could change the basic foundation of the protected areas. Thus have all protected areas a special responsibility to reduce this thread. 

The protected areas in Slovenia are close to dense populations and many visitors want to experience the areas. Good information and good systems of bringing the visitors into and around the protected area is important for the visitor’s experience, his affiliation for the area and ability to learn. The main measure of the project is to build at new transportation-line for visitors to Sečovlje Salina Nature Park based on electric power.

The partners have focus on visitor management and smaller schemes for transportation inside or to get to the protected areas. An important part of the project is to exchange good examples and experience. 

Visitor management of Jotunheimen National Park

The cabin at the top of the highest mountain in Norway, Galdhøpiggen, is a popular destination for visitors in Jotunheimen National Park.

Jotunheimen National Park is one of the best known protected areas in Norway. The first visitors came to these mountains for more than 200 years ago. All of the highest peaks in Norway (above 2300 mas.) is situated here. Here is also the most famous mountain-track Besseggen (on the list of world’s best hikes by National Geographic in 2014) and the highest free dropping waterfall ...