Escape to Bohinj

Best Things to Do at Lake Bohinj

We have put together a list of the best things to do at Lake Bohinj to give you an idea of the types of activities you can enjoy whilst on holiday here in Slovenia. All of our activities 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

Unlike the more well-known Lake Bled (just 20km away), tourist development at Lake Bohinj has been kept to a minimum. Sustainability is at the heart of tourism philosophy in Bohinj, to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area. 

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, as it is 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.

Which Activities to Choose at Lake Bohinj

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 

Many visitors just come for the day, but to truly experience this alpine paradise, it is best to stay for a few days. You can then enjoy Bohinj Lake once the day-trippers have returned home. 

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  Lake Bohinj area. 

Check out our Blog Post featuring all the free things you can do at Lake Bohinj. Its reassuring to know that once you are here, a holiday in Bohinj won’t break the bank.

Lake Bohinj also makes a great base for your holiday in Slovenia as you can easily access the other main tourist sites from here. In fact, it is lovely to be able to return to a quite and peaceful haven after a day out exploring.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Slovenia

Escape to Bohinj Holiday House is in the centre of Stara Fužina, just a 10-minute walk from Lake Bohinj. The holiday house offers spacious and comfortable self-catering accommodation for 6 people. 


Escape to Bohinj Holiday House

  • Completely modernised house with character charm
  • Open-plan kitchen, living & dining room
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 people
  • Private parking
  • Outdoor dining
  • Wifi/USB sockets

Ideally Located for Lake Bohinj & Lake Bled

  • Village with two shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Walking distance to Lake Bohinj
  • In the Triglav National Park
  • 30 minutes’ drive to Lake Bled
  • 60 minutes’ drive to Ljubljana Airport
  • Hiking, biking & swimming opportunities on your doorstep

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.

Escape to Bohinj Blog Posts

Discover great ideas and fun activities for your visit to Lake Bohinj in our Blog Posts. So much to do and explore!