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Kopaonik is a mountain range located in Serbia and Kosovo. The highest point is the Pančić's Peak with 2,017 m (6,617 ft). The central part of the Kopaonik plateau was declared a national park in 1981 which today covers an area of 121.06 km2(46.74 sq mi).


Stretching for 75 km (47 mi) in the north-south direction, between the rivers of Lab and Sitnica on the south and Jošanica on the north, Kopaonik is one of the largest and longest mountains in Serbia. It belongs to the region of Raška. The Kopaonik mountain massif (Kopaoničke planine) includes the mountains of Kopaonik, Željin, Goč and Stolovi. The Pančić's Peak, with 2,017 m (6,617 ft), is the highest point of the mountain.

Getting there

The national park is not very accessible from the popular tourist destinations. There are no obvious close international airports and it is therefore not as popular as some other national parks in the area. The best option is to drive from Belgrade or Pristina. The drive from Belgrade is approximately 4 hours and the drive from Pristina is around 4 - 5 hours.

When to visit

The national park is popular in all seasons. It is a very popular skiing destination during the winter. During summer there are some great hiking experiences.


Park website


Park size

121 km²

Park founded


Map of Kopaonik National Park

Image gallery of Kopaonik National Park

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Mountains in Kopaonik National Park

This section will list some of the famous peaks in the national park. Be sure to do proper research before venturing on to the high peaks.

Wildlife in Kopaonik National Park

These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.

Mushroom hunting in Kopaonik National Park

Serbia is generally a popular country for foraging. There will be plenty of competition from the locals who love to go foraging for mushrooms. Make sure to check with local authorities before you start any foraging within the park limits.

Camping rules in Kopaonik National Park

Wild camping is officially prohibited in Serbia. However, there are many places where it is tolerated. Make sure to take the necessary precautions in areas with bears. Speak to local authorities if you have any doubt about camping.

Bears in Kopaonik National Park

Bears in Kopaonik National Park

No bears in the park

This national park has no bears and you do not need to take precautions.