The region of high mountains, including the symbol of Slovenia, Triglav, is almost entirely Alpine. A large part of this statistical region is protected as a national park.
The relief and climate are good bases for tourism. In 2011, Gorenjska recorded almost 18% of tourist overnights in Slovenia, of which 74% by foreign tourists. As regards the number of beds per 1,000 population, Gorenjska ranked second in Slovenia even though it still had half fewer beds than the Obalno-kraška region. Although agriculture in this region is not among the most important activities, agricultural holdings are among the largest in the country both in terms of average utilised agricultural area and in terms of the number of livestock units.
Population indicators indicate a favourable situation. In 2011 Gorenjska ranked among the three regions with total increase over the national average. The share of young people was among the highest in the country (15.3%). In the beginning of 2011 three out of four families in Gorenjska had children. Among families, 11% had three or more children and half of them had at least one child aged under 18. The mean age of a child was 18.3 years. In almost every ninth family in Gorenjska both parents had tertiary education.