Bohinj Lake

Lake Bohinj is the largest natural lake in Slovenia made by glacier movement and is situated in the Julian Alps in the northwestern part of Slovenia. Main water source of lake Bohinj is river Savica which in the western part of the lake basin breaks trough moraines with boulders and flows from the lake, which, after less than 100 meters, together with the Mostnica flowing from the left side, which flows from Voje, forms the Sava Bohinjka River.

At the northern edge there are multiple underwater karst springs, Govic is one of the most known. It lays in the hearth of Triglav National Park – TNP and is a Slovene natural landmark. There are only two larger lakes in Slovenia one of them is an intermittent lake Cerknica and manmade lake Ptuj.

Although less well-known than Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and its surroundings are popular for outdoor activities. Hiking along the network of footpaths, climbing on glacial boulders and organized climbing areas is very popular maong the activities. Skydiving is also develped thanks to the warm air that rises on the slopes above the lake.

The lake itself is a hotspot for swimming, diving, sailing and rowing. Local Tourist associations o+have been very active the past few years and started doing a contest similar to Ironman called Triatlon Jeklenih of which the swimming part is in the lake Bohinj. In the vicinity of Ukanc is the station of the cable car to Vogel.

Published on: January 11, 2023  -  Filed under: Sightseeing Bohinj