Gorski kotar is located on average 700-900 meters above the sea level, it is surrounded with beautiful mountains up to 1500 meters high. It is steeply and suddenly raising above the Kvarner region, access from continental parts is milder and more gradual. Because of numerous climatic consequences, relief is constant and present everywhere. Climate is extremely mountainous, monthly temperatures in January (-2C), February (-0.8C), and December (-0.5C). Annual average temperatures are +7.16 C, highest temperatures are measured around Kupa valley. During the winter months snow is inevitable, therefore it has strong cultural and architectural influence. Houses are built with narrow roofs, isolation has to be strong to protect from high humidity and cold. Social life is limited under the influence of long winters on average 106 days a year. Summers are great for individuals and groups to enjoy sport and recreational activities. As the humidity is high, there is often a presence of fog. The average rain fall is 2079 mm per a year as a result of so called orthographic precipitation.