Sromowce Niżne

Dunajec River Rafting on a traditional raft – it is an amazing meeting with the wild nature, unchanged for thousands of years – one of the greatest tourist attractions in Europe. Simultaneously, it is the best way to see the Pieniński National Park. The Dunajec River sculpted the ravine in the limestone rocks. The ravine is known as the Dunajec River Gorge. The tradition of steering down the river on a wooden raft built from narrow boats tied together to each other dates back to the first half of the 19th century. During the rafting the raftsmen talk about the Pieniny Mountains recalling the legends about Janosik as well as pointing to the most interesting spots on the way.

High season lasts from April to October. The cruise begins in the Sromowce – Kąty port or in Sromowce Niżne town and ends in Szczawnica Niżna village or Krościenko village. The cruise takes 2 to 3 hours.


There are two destination ports:


Szczawnica – cruise length: about 18 km

cruise duration: about 2 hours 15 minutes

From Sromowce Niżne town – about 12 km, cruise duration: about 1 hour 45 minutes

Krościenko village – cruise length: about 23 kilometers

cruise duration: about 2 hours 45 minutes

From Sromowce Niżne town – about 17 kilometers,  cruise duration:  about 2 hours 15 minutes


The ticket offices are opened:

April: 9 am – 4 pm

May – August: 8:30 am – 5 pm

September: 8:30 am – 4 pm

October: 9 am – 3 pm


Especially for you we can arrange for Rafting from the Sromowce Niżne port so that you do not have to wait in a queue for the ticket.

Inflatable boats cruise takes place along the routes Sromowce Niżne town  - Szczawnica town or Sromowce Niżne town – Krościenko village. It is designed for advanced boaters as well as for beginners. Children can also take part in it. Inflatable boats cruise down the Dunajec River is an alternative for rafting. During the inflatable boats cruise we do not sit passively on a wooden bench but actively take part in the cruise deciding about the most important aspects of this unusual journey. Every participant of an inflatable boats cruise  is equipped with a life vest, helmet and a paddle. On every cruise passengers are accompanied by a lifeguard or canoeing instructor who is steering the inflatable boat and watches over the safety of the cruise  participants

The Pieniny Mountains are an ideal place for all lovers of cycling – regardless of whether they prefer the competitive and amateur version of the sport. Cycling is indeed a great way to visit all the attractions located in these surroundings.


At the Mountain Hut you can rent “Giant” bicycles. We have 25 new bicycles for men or for women. The bicycles are available in various sizes.

Walking excursions are an excellent way to spend your free time, especially in the Pieniny Mountains. The established tourist trails are not too demanding and everyone can manage to walk them. The outing to the mountains gives you the occasion to view the beauty of the landscape on the Polish as well as on the Slovak side. With its location just by the tourist trail,  the Mountain Hut makes a perfect starting point for excursions.


Belo we present a selection of walking trails:

  • To Mount Trzy Korony – take the yellow trail (walk duration from the Trzy Korony Mountain Hut: approx. 1,45h)
  • To Mount Trzy Korony  – take the green trail (walk duration from the Trzy Korony Mountain Hut: approx. 1,45h)
  • To Mount Zamkowa (walk duration from the Trzy Korony Mountain Hut by the green trail: approx. 1,5h)
  • To Mount Sokolica (walk duration from the Trzy Korony Mountain Hut: approx. 4h-5h)
  • To the Red Monastery in Slovakia (walk duration from the Trzy Korony Mountain Hut: approx. 0,5h)
  • To Szczawnica via the Red Monastery (Slovakia)(walk duration from the Trzy Korony Mountain Hut: approx. 3h)

Trail calculator is a helpful tool in searching for trails and counting the Mountain Tourist Badge points.



The location of the Mountain Hut by the Dunajec River gorge makes it an ideal place for fisherman. No one needs reassurance that Dunajec is of the most scenic rivers in Poland. This very interesting river is also very rich in fish if one is an expert fisherman. Clean and well-hydrated water provides good conditions for fish living in the Dunajec River so many of the fish grow to impressive sizes. European chubs weighing up to 2 kilograms, asps weighing 3,5 kilograms, barbels weighing over 3,5 kilograms, nases weighing 1,5 kilograms and more, as well as 10 kilogram pikes or 5 kilogram zanders are fished here. In the waters of the Dunajec River 1-meter long huchens weighing a dozen or so kilograms were also fished. 

The dominant species is the brown trout, there are a lot of graylings, the huchen is also present here (however, it can be fished  only by those who use fly-fishing) as well as European chubs, nases, roaches and, closer to the Czorsztyn Reservoir – perches, lake trouts and pikes coming to the river during the spawn season. One can also find some rainbow trouts and brook trouts which accidentally  find themselves in the Dunajec River.


General rules of fishing:


  • One should make payment to the Polish Fishing Union in Nowy Sącz District – for a year or for a period
  • Some of the places where the fee can be paid are: Krościenko village (fishing shop) or Sromowce Wyżne town – telephone: 18 26 29 660
  • Fishing is allowed with only one rod and in daytime that is from dusk to dawn (1 hour before sunrise and 1 hour after sunset) 


We wish you a Big Catch!

Nordic Walking is the form of recreation in which you march dynamically with the help of special sticks. Anyone of Us can train it. There are no limits related to the time of the year or your age group. The Pieniny Mountains are an ideal place for marching – you can find here a lot of paths and tourist trails here. One of them is the Pienińska Road leading from the Trzy Korony Mountain Hut to the town of Szczawnica.

The location of the Mountain Hut makes it an ideal place for skiing vacations. Everyone is sure to enjoy the T-bar lifts and chairlifts situated nearby. Both people starting their adventure with skis or snowboard as well as seasoned skiers will find suitable lifts for themselves. For beginner enthusiasts of this sport we recommend the ski lift Polana Sosny while for advanced skiers we recommend the lift in Kluszkowce village or Ski Bachledova in Slovakia.


We can assist our guests in finding an experienced skiing instructor as well as arrange for bus transportation to ski slopes.  

For all these reasons the Mountain Hut is a place to spend the winter season of your dreams. Here you can give yourself to the genuine snow frenzy.


Attraction Name 
Time of arrival
Distance from
the Mountain Hut
Ski slopes
Polana Sosny Niedzica 15 min 5 km
Skipark Eland Spiska Stara Wieś (Słowacja) 17 min 8km
Czorsztyn-Ski Kluszkowce 20 min 13 km
Skibachledova Jezersko (Słowacja) 30 min 25 km
Palenica Szczawnica 40 min 33 km
Kotelnica Białka Tatrzańska 45 min 35 km
Jurgów Ski Jurgów 50 min 35 km

The Trzy Korony Mountain Hut is an excellent place for all the fans of cross-country skiing. In the close vicinity there are about 40 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails. They are prepared with the use of professional equipment for setting the running trail. Part of them runs along the Dunajec River gorge which is beautiful also in the winter.  You can put your skis already at the Mountain Hut because the road to the bridge which connects Sromowce town with Slovakia is kept covered with snow.


Belo we present a selection of  cross-country skiing trails:

  1. Schronisko Trzy Korony – Czerwony Klasztor – Leśnica – Szczawnica (12km)
  2. Schronisko Trzy Korony – Czerwony Klasztor – Przełęcz Cerla – Przełęćż Targov – Leśnica – czerwony Klasztor – Schronisko PTTK Trzy Korony (12km)
  3. Schronisko Trzy Korony – Czerwony Klasztor – Majere (3km)
  4. Schronisko Trzy Korony – Czerwony Klasztor – Majere – Spiska Stara Wieś (9km)


Bukowina Tatrzańska

For all of you who miss warmth during the winter we recommend the use of hot springs situated in the proximity of the mountain hut. They will not only allow you to relax and warm up after a whole day of skiing but will also positively influence your health.


Attraction Name
Time of arrival
Distance from the Mountain Hut
Hot springs
Terma Bukowina Tatrzańska 55 min 34 km
Termy Podhalańskie Szaflary 50 min 35 km
Aquacity Poprad Poprad (Słowacja) 1,10 h 61 km
Vrbov Vrbov 1 h 54 km
Vyšné Ružbachy Ružbachy 55 min 49 km
Sromowce Niżne

Below the Mountain Hut, just by the Dunajec River there is a natural ice rink on which you can skate and admire Mount Trzy Korony and Tatra Mountains at the same time. You can also borrow skates here. We encourage you to give yourself to the snow frenzy.

During the breathtaking horse-drawn sleigh ride with torches our guests can see how beautiful the Pieniny Mountains are in the winter and fully feel their unique atmosphere. We offer our guests a ride in a sleigh pulled by horses, away from the hustle and bustle, crowds or other horse-drawn sleigh rides. The way leads through the immensely charming town of Sromowce Niżne as well as by the Dunajec River. During or after the ride it is possible to organize a bonfire with mulled wine and baking sausages or playing games on the snow.  

Sromowce Niżne

Walking in snowshoes is a sport for everyone, both adults and children. It does not require any special training or skills.


Snowshoes are the special kind of shoes allowing to walk on the snow without falling down.


If you would like to take this one-of-a-kind challenge but you do not have your own equipment you can borrow one at the Trzy Korony Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society Mountain Hut.

Sromowce Niżne

In Sromowce Niżne town there is a bridge connecting the Polish side of the mountains with the Slovak Red Monastery. This border crossing is open only by pedestrians and cyclists. The establishment of the bridge was crucial for creation of an attractive tourist line connecting the Pienińska Road along the Dunajec River with mountain trails to Mount Sokolica and Mount Trzy Korony.


The nearest automobile border crossing is located about 10 kilometers from the Mountain Hut. It is a Niedzica-Łysa crossing over the Dunajec River.


The castle hill is protected as a nature reserve. It is one of the greatest  tourist attractions of the Pieniński National Park. Ancient walls take us for a short while to the world of knights, outlaws and lost treasures.


Castle ruins from the 14th century can be visited:


From October to April between 10 am and 3 pm exluding Mondays

From May to September between 09 am and 6 pm everyday

Niedzica Zamek

The Castle in Niedzica, known also as the Dunajec Castle, is one of the most precious sites among the Polish fortified architecture. It was built in the early 14th century on the Hungarian side of the border, opposite the Polish fortress in Czorsztyn. Today it houses a historical museum whose collection includes documents concerning the history of the castle and the Spisz region. Below the castle there is a dam which dams up the waters of the Dunajec River.


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Sromowce Niżne

Wąwóz Szopczański