The hamlet of Jizerka is located at the Malá Jizerská Louka nature reserve in the middle of the Jizera Mountains. Around 30 buildings remain in contact with civilisation through a maintained mountain road. The plateau is a great place for cycling, cross-country skiing and walking through a landscape of forests, bogs, rocks and mountain streams.
Saint Anne pilgrimage
Cars prohibited(does not apply to those accommodated)
POLISH IZERA MOUNTAINS
You can get to the Polish Izera Mountains using the pedestrian border crossing at Smrk and above Harrachov train station.
ACROSS VELKÁ JIZERSKÁ LOUKA BELOW SMRK
Around the Velká Jizerská Louka bog to the ruined Hojer house and on around Rybí loučky below Smrk.
VIA ŠTĚPÁNKA TO PASEKY NAD JIZEROU
Via Horní Polubný and Kořenov to Štěpánka viewing tower and on to Paseky nad Jizerou (museum).
CONFLUENCE OF THE JIZERA AND JIZERKA STREAMS
A walking or cross-country skiing trip below Bukovec to the confluence of the Jizera and Jizerka streams. The pedestrian border crossing to Poland was restored here in July 2005 after 60 years. From here you can go to the 1km distant hamlet of Orle (with its distinctive pub) or to the beautiful Velká Jizerská Louka (and the even more distinct Chatka Górzystów). Across the high Jizerský ridge, you can get all the way to Smrk, or across Jakuszyce you can get to the Krkonoše Mountains.
You can cycle to the Singletrack trails below Smrk via Předěl, and return via the Polish Singletrack section, or use the lift at Stóg Izerski, and get back to Jizerka via Velká Jizerská Louka.
JIZERA VALLEY TO HARRACHOV
Harrachov – the centre of the Western Krkonoše Mountains, to the Mumlava waterfalls, option of visiting the glassworks museum with demonstration of glass production, brewery, giant ski jump, golf course.
VIA SOUŠ TO THE RUPTURED DAM
Via Vlašský hřeben to the Souš reservoir (this reservoir is a source of drinking water, and you cannot bathe in it) and on to the Ruptured Dam (monument to the disaster of 1916).
JIZERKA NATURE TRAIL
The basalt peak of Bukovec with distant views, along the Jizerka stream to Safírový stream and the bog at Malá Jizerská Louka.
Frýdlant castle, Hejnice with its Baroque basilica (organ concert every other Saturday), Libverda spa and its Obří sud barrel-shaped restaurant.