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Things to Do at Lake Bohinj

We’ve put together a list of things to do at Lake Bohinj in Slovenia to give you an idea of the types of activities you can enjoy whilst on holiday here. All of our suggestions are within walking distance of the lake and Escape to Bohinj Holiday House. Better for you, and better for the environment too!

Relaxing by the lake is a popular thing to do at Lake Bohinj in Slovenia

Lake Bohinj (Bohinjsko Jezero in Slovene) is the largest permanent lake in Slovenia. Only two electric tourist boats are allowed on the lake, making it a quiet haven for swimming, kayaking, walking and enjoying the natural world. Lake Bohinj is also a hiker’s paradise, surrounded by the Julian Alps and protected inside the Triglav National Park.   

So take a look at our recommendations and enjoy planning your Lake Bohinj holiday!

Things to Do at Lake Bohinj

Swimming is a fun activity at Lake Bohinj in Slovenia

Swimming and splashing about in Lake Bohinj, surrounded by the Julian Alps, is a must-do summer activity.

A great way to get your bearings is to take the 12m trail around Lake Bohinj.

A walk for all seasons.

Enjoy a guided panoramic trip in the eco-friendly tourist boat across Lake Bohinj. 

Expect a lot of fun and laughter when you hire a kayak, canoe or a stand-up-paddle board on Lake Bohinj.

In just 4 minutes, be transported from Lake Bohinj to Vogel Ski Resort and experience the high alpine world.

This impressive waterfall and striking emerald green pool are well worth the 550 steps to the viewpoint!

Immerse yourself in nature as you walk up the gorge, enjoying unique rock formations and crystal-clear water.

Stunning from the outside and filled with vivid frescoes, the Church of St John the Baptist is not to be missed. 

Learn about local history and enjoy fabulous scenery as you ride between the Lower & Upper Bohinj Valley.

There are an abundance of things to do at Lake Bohinj, all set within an oasis of calm, making it the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Many of our suggestions can be combined to make a great day out or can be spread over a number of days. Good combinations include:

  • Tourist boat across Lake Bohinj → Walk back
  • Tourist boat across Lake Bohinj → Hike up to the Savica Waterfall → Tourist boat back/walk back
  • Hire a kayak or stand-up-paddle board (SUP) on Lake Bohinj → Swim
  • Swim in Lake Bohinj → Mostnica Gorge 

For those spending a week here, it is definitely worth buying the Julian Alps Card. The card will save you money on many of the tourist activities in the area. 

When to Visit Lake Bohinj?

Lake Bohinj is in the mountain range of the Julian Alps in the Triglav National Park. As such, the weather can change very quickly. However, in general, expect warm summers (around 25°C+) and cold winters, perfect for outdoor activities such as skiing. 

lake bohinj swimming beach
Lake Bohinj in winter

The warmest months to visit are July and August. As such, these are the busiest months, although it is never as busy as many other holiday tourist destinations. This is the best time of the year to be able to make the most of all the things to do at Lake Bohinj. 

Spring and autumn are quieter seasons offering warm weather (late teens to early 20°C) and are perfect for hiking. Gorgeous flowers abound in the meadows surrounding Lake Bohinj in spring.

Lake Bohinj in Autumn
Lake Bohinj in Spring

Just over an hour in the car from from Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, and only thirty minutes by car from the famous, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj feels like another world. As an easy day trip, or as a base for a family holiday, you won’t be disappointed. At Escape to Bohinj, we look forward to welcoming guests who are looking for somewhere special to stay whilst visiting this magical part of Slovenia.

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