Lake Bohinj skiing holidaysSkiing & snowboarding in Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj sits in the Bohinj valley that stretches from Soteska to Ukanc. The southern end of the lake is surrounded by the Lower Bohinj Mountains that rise up to 2000m whilst the northern end touches the base of the Triglav mountain range with Mount Triglav, Slovenia`s highest, towering up to 2864m.

Lake Bohinj is another one of Slovenia's tourist magnets and the attraction is obvious when you visit - pleasant summers, lakeside beaches, hot springs, high mountains and breathtaking scenery in every direction. Plus during the winter, you have the local ski resorts of Kobla and Vogel to explore.

lake bohinj, cable car going up to vogel ski resort
At a glance...
Lakeside beaches
Spa & wellness
Mountain biking
Horse riding
Regional airport Ljibljana (62km)
Nearest train station Bohinjska Bistrica

Lake Bohinj Accommodation & Holiday Rentals

Bohinjska Bistrica is the main village and is a good base for exploring the area whether its for the walking trails during the summer or skiing in the winter. In Bohinjska, you will find a good selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants plus an aquapark with pools and saunas.

Other popular tourist villages include Ribčev Laz and Ukanc where there is an excellent range of self catering holiday rentals which are very popular with families and great value.

During the summer and ski season, the villages around the lake are packed with tourists and booking your accommodation early on is essential if you want the best locations with lakeside views.

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In the peak months of July and August, the average temperature is a pleasant 19°C although it can climb to the mid twenties. At this time of year, the Triglav National Park is most accessible and perfect for exploring its rich natural wonders. The park is vast covering 4% of Slovenia and most of the Julian Alps. Close to Lake Bohinj, there are gentle walking trails, valleys, gorges, rivers and mountain lakes - the most popular attractions being....

  • Vintgar gorge - an amazing 1.6km walk
  • Sampling the thermal water pools at the various spa hotels
  • Iglica waterfall - 24m high above Bohinjska Bela
  • Pokljuka ravine
  • The valley of the Triglav lakes
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Things to see and do

Lake Bohinj and the surrounding villages offer plenty of activities and places to visit throughout the year. A couple of suggestions....

  • Ride up the cable car to Vogel ski resort for some magnificent views of the lake
  • See the Govic Waterfall & Cave high above Lake Bohinj
  • Take a tour of the historic capital city of Slovenia - Ljibljana
  • Visit the caves at Postonja
  • Spend a day at Lake Bled and take a boat ride to Maria-island where you can wander round the 17th century church of Maria-Hemelvaart


If you are visiting Lake Bohinj during the winter, you can always go skiing in one of several nearby ski resorts such as...

Resort Distance from
Bohinj (km)
Lake Bohinj - Kobla25 mins
Lake Bohinj - Vogel1114 mins
Kranjska Gora6051 mins
Krvavec2222 mins

Our view on Lake Bohinj

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, spectacular scenery and value for money, Lake Bohinj is the place to head to any time of year.

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