High mountains on the doorstep and two steps from getting your toes wet. Kvarner has it all.
Kvarner!? where or what is that?
Unlike Dalmatia or Istria, Kvarner is not a well known regional brand in Croatia but is the county centred around Rijeka, Opatija and Krk and has incredible, almost unlimited outdoor sport options. The beaches are crazily busy in the summer but even in peak season the mountains and the remoter parts of the islands remain almost undisturbed.
The region is amazingly varied and beautiful, with bear inhabited mountains inhabited to remote island beaches straight out of a film scene. It is also highly accessible from much of central Europe and northern countries connected by the budget airlines it is an ideal for weekend adventure trips. Of course there is more than enough to fill a two week holiday or longer.
Although local tourist offices and commercial companies produce plenty of material it is not always easy to find and is often lacking the practical information needed by visitors. To provide a more convenient resource I have tried to compile a much information as possible and adding my own tips and insights.