Lake Bohinj
Lake Bohinj
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The largest natural lake in Slovenia with endless opportunities for outdoor activities. A fantastic starting point for various activities in the Julian Alps. Guest of Tourism Bohinj partner providers can buy BOHINJ MOBILITY CARD to enjoy free public transport, free parking, free admissions and a lot of attractive discounts in Bohinj and elsewhere. PLEASE NOTE: parking in Bohinj is permitted only on designated parking areas (marked as official car parks) - this way you avoid any distress by getting a parking ticket.
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  • zirconium11
    Singapore, Singapore343 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great visit to take in the scenery (especially if you have the luxury of time)
    Taking the magnificent scenery of the Lake is indeed rather breathtaking, especially when we are living in concrete jungles back in our country. Indeed a place where we could shout “Ricola…” like the mint advertisement from years ago. Having a group of besties to travel with is a bonus to enhance the good vibes.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Explore207226
    London, United Kingdom29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crystal clear waters with mountains in the background
    Gorgeous unspoilt lake in my opinion better than Lake Bled . Lovely Mountain View’s and crystal clear water. There are options to hire boats etc and go onto the lake. Less busier than Lake Bled
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Winston H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    “Paradise Found”
    We stayed for 3 nights in the Bohinj area and it was the most amazing place. Found a really authentic Slovenian restaurant whilst out trekking, it was a real treat and totally unexpected. I intend on returning to Slovenia in aug 2023 for 5 days as it’s my birthday and I couldn’t think of a better place to spend it.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Peter A
    Darley Dale, United Kingdom47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lake Bohinj is a must. Beautiful peaceful and with all the fun and facilities you could want without it being overrun.
    The lake is beautiful with easy walking right around. Lovely swimming and a pleasant peaceful environment enjoyed by young and old. If you are walking just one side, walk the north side. There are also free buses, and a lovely boat ride that you can build into your walk.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • lakelover908
    Kendal, United Kingdom1,157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Lake Bohinj
    The largest glacial lake in Slovinia. To walk round would be 12km. It is very pretty with lots to do. Watersports, paragliding just to mention a couple. Cafes, bars, ice cream sellers etc.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Jonathan Farrugia
    Birkirkara, Malta6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    September Visit
    Very quite place, more relaxed lake. Lovely boat trip to cross the lake and a wonderful trip to Vogel with the cable car. I would loved a walk around the lake but i was restricted with time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Jeannette D
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning alpine lake!
    We visited after we left vintgar gorge - we decided to leave Bled to another day as it was quite busy and pushed on to Lake Bohinj - I'm glad we did - what a GEM. So much quieter than Bled we parked up and stopped for some lunch, I had initially just put an hour on the meter but went back and added more time as after lunch we decided it was so beautiful that we needed to just sit and enjoy the wonderful views from the jetty and take a little stroll along the shore and watch the canoes gliding by. Just a stunning spot to relax and enjoy nature at it's best.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Tommy599
    Two Rivers, Wisconsin874 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another jewel
    From Lake Bled we took a bus up to Lake Bohinj and the many small communities between. Lake Bohinj is much higher up in the 5,000 ft mountains. The lake is 2.5 miles long and one mile wide. • We were informed that the steep mountain slopes rise directly from parts of the shore of Lake Bohinj, and the 15th-century Gothic Church of St. John (which we observed from the bus) is at its eastern end. • There is no building / home development around Lake Bohinj, like around Lake Bled because it is in a national park. • The valley that contains the lake also cradles a rural landscape dotted with farm villages. Tom noted there are lots of interesting manual style “loose hay” roofs covered drying racks (called hay racks) that have been left to slowly decay away as modern round bales (hay compacted into a tight roll and enclosed in plastic and then left in place out under the elements until needed. • The main crops are corn / potatoes / hay (for the cattle). This mix results in the country being almost self-sustaining when it comes to food production. • The two local beers are Union & Lasko, but when they are sold in cans. Those cans are always the “tall” ones. So, Mark, no collector cans for you as I do not think you collect those tall ones. Yvonne noted = she thinks Lasko is sold in the US. There are all sorts of tent camping and hostel buildings for the hikers and families to enjoy the beauty nature offers up here in this a national park. They say the hostels can become very NOISY, as the young crowd of hikers tend to consume a lot of beer and whoop it up at night. Hikers take about 4-5 hours to walk around this large lake. We got off the bus at the end of Lake Bohinj to walk to “THE END OF THE WORLD (well that is what they call the location), and then it started to thunder and rain. It was a quick wet walk (dumb TOM forgot to bring our umbrellas). Back on the bus we headed back to Lake Bled, and it had not begun to rain there yet.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Jaap
    Veghel, The Netherlands166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful to walk around this lake
    Beautiful lake to walk around. We did the boat tour to the other side of the lake and walked back in approximately 2 hours. It is a very nice and in hour situation quiet walking trail which is not too perfect or paved.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 January 2024
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Jaap
Veghel, The Netherlands166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful lake to walk around. We did the boat tour to the other side of the lake and walked back in approximately 2 hours. It is a very nice and in hour situation quiet walking trail which is not too perfect or paved.
Written 15 January 2024
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Tommy599
Two Rivers, WI874 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
From Lake Bled we took a bus up to Lake Bohinj and the many small communities between.
Lake Bohinj is much higher up in the 5,000 ft mountains. The lake is 2.5 miles long and one mile wide.
• We were informed that the steep mountain slopes rise directly from parts of the shore of Lake Bohinj, and the 15th-century Gothic Church of St. John (which we observed from the bus) is at its eastern end.
• There is no building / home development around Lake Bohinj, like around Lake Bled because it is in a national park.
• The valley that contains the lake also cradles a rural landscape dotted with farm villages. Tom noted there are lots of interesting manual style “loose hay” roofs covered drying racks (called hay racks) that have been left to slowly decay away as modern round bales (hay compacted into a tight roll and enclosed in plastic and then left in place out under the elements until needed.
• The main crops are corn / potatoes / hay (for the cattle). This mix results in the country being almost self-sustaining when it comes to food production.
• The two local beers are Union & Lasko, but when they are sold in cans. Those cans are always the “tall” ones. So, Mark, no collector cans for you as I do not think you collect those tall ones. Yvonne noted = she thinks Lasko is sold in the US.
There are all sorts of tent camping and hostel buildings for the hikers and families to enjoy the beauty nature offers up here in this a national park.
They say the hostels can become very NOISY, as the young crowd of hikers tend to consume a lot of beer and whoop it up at night.
Hikers take about 4-5 hours to walk around this large lake.
We got off the bus at the end of Lake Bohinj to walk to “THE END OF THE WORLD (well that is what they call the location), and then it started to thunder and rain. It was a quick wet walk (dumb TOM forgot to bring our umbrellas).
Back on the bus we headed back to Lake Bled, and it had not begun to rain there yet.
Written 23 November 2023
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Jeannette D
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited after we left vintgar gorge - we decided to leave Bled to another day as it was quite busy and pushed on to Lake Bohinj - I'm glad we did - what a GEM.

So much quieter than Bled we parked up and stopped for some lunch, I had initially just put an hour on the meter but went back and added more time as after lunch we decided it was so beautiful that we needed to just sit and enjoy the wonderful views from the jetty and take a little stroll along the shore and watch the canoes gliding by.

Just a stunning spot to relax and enjoy nature at it's best.
Written 30 September 2023
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Jonathan Farrugia
Birkirkara, Malta6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Very quite place, more relaxed lake. Lovely boat trip to cross the lake and a wonderful trip to Vogel with the cable car. I would loved a walk around the lake but i was restricted with time.
Written 20 September 2023
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Robert D
North Vancouver, Canada412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Located in the only Slovenian national park a long beauty surrounded by mountains. Hiking trails, fly fishing on the river, paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing an active delight. Well worth the drive from Bled in check out the church and the bell tower.
Written 13 September 2023
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Passports and Us
United Kingdom73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is such a great place to unwind and relax there was hardly anyone around when we visited it was so peaceful. If you’re lucky you’ll even see some deer roaming around.
Written 12 September 2023
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lakelover908
Kendal, UK1,157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The largest glacial lake in Slovinia. To walk round would be 12km. It is very pretty with lots to do. Watersports, paragliding just to mention a couple. Cafes, bars, ice cream sellers etc.
Written 3 September 2023
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winnie
Walnut Creek, CA248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
So I don’t like crowds. Bled was just tooo busy for me. Lake Bohinj was perfect. Pretty, a great walk around it, gorgeous mountains and meadows and beaches. This was a special place.
Written 28 August 2023
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I W
Leicestershire, UK290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This is one of the most beautiful places I've been to. It's a fresh water lake that you can swim in. There's a foot path all the way round and plenty of places to stop and setup on a beach for a relaxing day. The lake is 4 km long. We swam the full length - the water temp is fresh so it was borderline whether we needed a wetsuit, but we did.
Written 19 August 2023
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Peter A
Darley Dale, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The lake is beautiful with easy walking right around. Lovely swimming and a pleasant peaceful environment enjoyed by young and old. If you are walking just one side, walk the north side. There are also free buses, and a lovely boat ride that you can build into your walk.
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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