For the next two days, you’ll discover the majesty of Lake Bohinj and some of our favorite places in Triglav National Park. On a warm summer day, you could spend the whole day swimming in the crystal-clear waters of Bohinj.
If you’re feeling up for more hiking (we know you are), here are a few hikes to consider.
In-depth Guide: Lake Bohinj Travel Guide & Map
Places to Eat & Drink around Lake Bohinj
- Foksner is a delicious burger joint in Ribčev Laz.
- Karakter Bar is a causal, outdoor bar in Ribčev Laz, perfect for a coffee, or drink
- Restavracija Kramar is a lakeside restaurant in Stara Fužina and an ideal lunch spot before/after swimming in the lake.
- Gostilna Bohinj pr’ Mihovc is a traditional Slovenian restaurant in Stara Fužina, which serves local specialities.
Lake Bohinj High Alpine Pasture Loop Trail
This hike takes you to fairytale-like alpine pastures in Triglav National Park. The trail begins in Planina Blato, an alpine pasture with herdsmen huts. To reach Planina Blato, drive to Stara Fužina.
Note: There’s a 12 EUR toll you have to pay to drive to Blato. Just down the road from the Planina Blato parking area, you’ll see trail signs. We recommend hiking first to Planina v Lazu and then hiking down to Koča na Planini pri Jezeru, before returning to Lake Blato. The whole hike should take 3 – 3:30 hours.
More details about this trail in our Julian Alps Hiking Guide.
Seven Lakes Valley Hike
The Seven Lakes Valley (Triglav Lakes Valley) is a dazzling glacial valley, defined by a string of seven lakes. This day hike also starts at Planina Blato.
First, you’ll hike to Koča na Planini pri Jezeru and then across the alpine pastures of Viševnik and Ovčarija, before hiking over Štapce to Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih (Triglav Lakes Hut). This out-and-back hike takes 7 hours total.
Learn More: Hiking to Triglav Lakes Valley from Planina Blato
Stay 2 Nights around Lake Bohinj
Ribčev Laz is the main hub at Lake Bohinj, with a direct bus connection to Lake Bled and onward to Ljubljana. Here, you’ll find a cluster of eateries, grocery stores, and boat rental shops.
Budget | Hostel pod Voglom is located along the southern shore of Lake Bohinj. This budget-friendly accommodation offers simple twin, single rooms, triple, and quadruple rooms. Bathrooms are either private, or shared. From the hostel, it’s a 20 minute walk (1.8 km) to Ribčev Laz, the closest village (restaurants, shops, etc…). You can rent kayaks, SUPs, and bicycles on-site.
Midrange | Apartments and rooms Cerkovnik is located in Ribčev Laz, a mere 10-minute walk to the lakeshore (1 km). This sparking clean accommodation offers double and triple rooms as well as well-equipped apartments. Breakfast is available for an additional fee. On-site parking is free.
Luxury | The newly renovated Hotel Bohinj is located in the center of Ribčev Laz, only a few meters from Lake Bohinj. Designed to impress as much as to pay homage to the region’s cultural heritage, Hotel Bohinj is the most striking hotel in the Bohinj region.
All rooms have air-conditioning. Guests are treated to a healthy and delicious breakfast buffet. You can also enjoy dinner at the hotel and indulge in a wellness package.
Look for accommodation in Ribčev Laz.
Midrange | Ideal for families, the top-rated Pr `Agotnik apartmaji sobe Bohinj offers spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, and washing machines.
Midrange-Luxury | Hotel Majerca is a lovely boutique hotel with an on-site restaurant in Stara Fužina. The restaurant extends onto a grassy lawn, with views of farmland backed by the Julian Alps. It’s wonderful to start and end your day here. The al fresco breakfast is phenomenal.
Midrange-Luxury | Apartmaji Triglav is a stylish aparthotel in Stara Fužina with an on-site restaurant and bar and spa and wellness center. Rooms are clean, modern, and feature balconies, kitchenettes and seating areas. Guests particularly love the mountain views and the hotel’s proximity to hiking trails and the lake. Breakfast is included.
Look for accommodation in Stara Fužina.
Alternatively, you can also stay on the other end of the lake in Ukanc. This tiny settlement is a great base for hiking to Mount Vogel and exploring the Southern Julian Alps.
Budget | Rooms and Apartments Lake Bohinj
Midrange | Apartments Ukanc
Luxury | Vila Park B&B – Adults Only
Luxury | Hiša Erlah is a very welcoming B&B in Ukanc, very close to the beach. As a guest, you can borrow their SUPs and Kayaks for free.
Look for accommodation in Ukanc.