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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.