Pokljuka is one of the best known Slovenian plateaus, because it hosts world famous biathlon competitions. The area is mostly forested; the Šijec peat bog is interesting for its great ecological significance and providing shelter to many animals and plants.
Pokljuka is a forested high karst plateau in the Julian Alps. It is the largest closed forest area in the Triglav National Park. It is 20 km long and almost as wide. In a span from 1000 to 1400 m there are around 6300 ha of forests, in which spruce prevails.
A rugged surface of hidden shafts, overgrown potholes, dolines and valleys is a remnant of the activity of the Pokljuka glacier. It left behind the Pokljuka bogs and marshy, difficult to pass forest areas. The bogs belong to the most southern high bogs in Europe.