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Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj
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  • less than 1 km
  • Easy
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  • half day
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Water sports on a lake surrounded by beautiful scenery

Lake Bohinj 4265 Bohinjsko jezero Slovenia
Go during summer time so you can enjoy water sports ie. rafting on the lake!

Lake Bohinj is a small, yet charming lake about 80 km from the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. It is situated in a valley that stretches from Soteska to Ukanc.


The lake is an ideal attraction for families looking for both fun and relaxation. It offers many activities which you can partake in all year round. Summer activities include fishing, swimming, canoeing, and more. Additionally, you can take guided mountain bike and hiking tours on a beautiful trail around the lake. The countryside around the lake is definitely worth the visit. If you are lucky, you will even see some animals such as cows. During the winter, you can ice skate and sled on the lake. For relaxation, there are several resorts with spas located throughout the area.


This attraction is best known for its serene landscape. Lake Bohinj is located right in the Slovenia Alps and is absolutely magnificent. Wherever you look, you are surrounded by lush green forests and tall mountains with some snow at their peaks. Lake Bohinj is definitely worth the stop if you are in Slovenia and are an “outdoor person.” The drive is about one hour from Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. Lake Bohinj is often compared to Slovenia’s other big lake, Lake Bled, but is less crowded allowing for a more relaxing time.

How to get there

By car:
Bohinj is placed only 33km A2/E61 highway that connects Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Villach (Austria).
By bus:
When you find bus to Bohinj you have to search direction From Jasenice or Ljubljana to Bohinjska Bistrica or Ribcev laz. The best place for that is Alpetour website.
By train:
You can get to Bohinj lake by train, from Jasenice and Nova Gorica. Closest station from lake is in Bohinjska Bistrica (6km) where you can get taxi or bus.