Many visitors to Slovenia say they’ve never seen a more beautiful lake than Bled…that is, until they’ve seen the blue-green waters of Lake Bohinj, 26km to the southwest. Admittedly, Bohinj lacks Bled’s glamour, but it’s less crowded and in many ways more authentic. It’s an ideal summer holiday destination. People come primarily to chill out or to swim in the crystal-clear water, with leisurely cycling and walking trails to occupy them as well as outdoor pursuits like kayaking, hiking and horse riding.
Note there's no actual town called Bohinj; the name refers to the region. At the lake, Ribčev Laz is the main hub, where you can find everything of a practical nature. Ukanc is a smaller hamlet on the lake's southwest shore. To the northeast is a string of idyllic villages: Stara Fužina, Studor and Srednja Vas. The largest town is Bohinjska Bistrica, 6km east of the lake.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Lake Bohinj.
Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Lake Bohinj.