Natural attractions in Slovenia

Visiting Slovenia is like stepping into a fairytale. It’s a wonderland of ever-changing scenery and exquisite beauty of the nature. From the most amazing caves like Postojna and Skocjan and the most amazing lakes like Bled and Bohinj to spectacular waterfalls like Savica and Pericnik and extraordinary beautiful gorges like Vintgar and Tolmin to the unbelievably emerald Soca river and the stunning Julian Alps, Slovenia is full of breathtaking natural attractions worth experiencing.

Below are some of the most famous and visited natural attractions in our beautiful small country.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN BLED AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
LAKE BLED - the most stunning and romantic place you could ever imagine
Lake Bled tumb

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

In Slovenia, there is a real place that looks like it came from the fairy tale world! That place is the beautiful Lake Bled, known for its stunning mountain-backed vistas, the iconic church located on a tiny island in the middle of the lake and the spectacular medieval Gothic castle built on a 130-meter cliff overlooking the lake.
BLED ISLAND – the fairytale island with an idyllic baroque church on it
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Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

When people say that a place is like something from a fairy tale, often they are exaggerating, but that is not the case with this charming little tear-shaped island in the middle of Lake Bled. The island has such an extraordinary beautiful setting that photographs of it are regularly found in travel magazines and it’s without a doubt the most recognizable place in Slovenia.
VINTGAR GORGE - one of the most extraordinary places to visit in Slovenia
Vintgar Gorge Bled Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

This stunningly picturesque gorge with turquoise water of the Radovna river and a spectacular waterfall at the far end is part of the Triglav National Park and is located just outside the northern side of Bled. It has been made into a huge attraction by the addition of walkways alongside and across the river.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN POSTOJNA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
POSTOJNA CAVE – the most-visited cave complex in Europe
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Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

The Postojna Cave is a stunning underground system of passages, caverns, magnificent halls and stunning stone sculptures that are more than 20 km long. It is the most visited cave in Europe and the only cave with a double-track railway in the world, where visitors can experience a thrilling train ride through the extraordinary beautiful underground landscape. Visitors explore almost 6 km of the cave.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN BOHINJ AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
LAKE BOHINJ – the jewel between the Slovenian Alps
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Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

Lake Bohinj is Slovenia’s largest glacial lake located in the Triglav National Park. It is considered as one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia. It’s a wonderful quite place to rest and unwind as you breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature in Triglav National Park. If you like nature this is one place you should visit should you go to Slovenia.
WATERFALL SAVICA – the most famous waterfall in Slovenia
Waterfall Savica above Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

The Savica waterfall is situated above Lake Bohinj at the heart of the Triglav National Park. It is considered to be the most famous and the most scenic waterfall in Slovenia. Some might say it is too touristy and crowded, but hey, there is a reason a place is too touristy and that reason is because the place is so breathtakingly gorgeous. Why shouldn’t as many people as possible visit and enjoy it?
MOSTNICA GORGE – one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the Bohinj area
Mostnica Gorge

Overall Rating:     09/10   (Highly Recommended)

Mostnica Gorge is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the Lake Bohinj area. It's located in the Voje valley near the Stara Fuzina village, about 2 km northeast of the lake. The gorge is two kilometres long and was carved by a Mostnica stream. The walk in both directions takes about an hour and a half and is quite easy, not strenuous at all. It’s a really nice walk through the forest, while you admire the emerald green water.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN DIVACA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
SKOCJAN CAVES - the most spectacular cave system and a UNESCO protected site
Skocjan Caves Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

A spectacular cave system in southwest Slovenia with nice stalactites, stalagmites, and other interesting rock formations, but what sets this cave apart from other caves is the underground Reka river and the largest discovered underground cavern in all of Europe. The cavern is of colossal proportions and it’s hard to believe it’s real and not some computer-generated imagery from Lord of the Rings

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN SOLCAVA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
LOGAR VALLEY LANDSCAPE PARK - one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Europe
Logar Valley in the Kamnik Savinja Alps, Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

Located in the heart of the Kamnik Savinja Alps (close to the border with Austria), the Logar Valley or Logarska Dolina as it is called in Slovene is considered by many as one of the most beautiful valleys not only in Slovenia but in the whole of Europe. It is a U-shaped glacial valley, about 7 kilometres long and between 250 and 500 metres wide, carpeted with green meadows and hemmed in by icy gray peaks.
ROBANOV KOT VALLEY AND LANDSCAPE PARK - a beautiful green valley where mountain life goes on as it has for centuries
Robanov Kot Valley and Landscape Park, Slovenia

Overall Rating:     09/10   (Highly Recommended)

Robanov Kot is a gorgeous alpine valley which is protected as a landscape park since 1987. What attracts visitors to the valley is the peace and tranquillity and the exquisite beauty of the countryside. Farming is still the main way of life here but many of the farms now also welcome visitors, who can spend the night, taste delicious local dishes, or have a glass of homemade liquor, all surrounded by pristine nature.
WATERFALL RINKA - the second highest waterfall in Slovenia
Waterfall Rinka in the Logar Valley

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

Waterfall Rinka is situated at the far-end of the beautiful Logar Valey on the northern side of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. The waterfall is absolutely magnificent and very photogenic. With a 90-meter drop (295 feet), it’s the second highest waterfall in Slovenia. The sound of the waterfall can be heard from quite some distance.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN KAMNIK AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
VELIKA PLANINA – one of the most beautiful Alpine pastures in Europe
Velika Planina Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

Located at an elevation between 1,500 and 1,666 metres in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and accessible by cable car, Velika Planina is one of the largest and most beautiful Alpine pastures in Europe covering some 577 hectares of pastureland. It is also one of the most unusual and unique pastures you will find, as it is dotted with around 60 shingle-roofed, semicircular wooden huts that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN KRANJSKA GORA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
LAKE JASNA – a picturesque small lake with an enviable backdrop of the Julian Alps
Jasna Lake in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Overall Rating:     09/10   (Highly Recommended)

Lake Jasna is a picturesque, small lake with white sand around its rim and the high mountain peaks of the Julian Alps as a dramatic backdrop. It lies just south of the alpine resort of Kranjska Gora. The name 'Jasna' derives from the Slovenian word for 'clear,' and it is quickly apparent how the lake got its name. On a boulder by the lake stands the dark bronze statue of the Zlatorog, or Goldenhorn – the magical stag believed to guard the ridges around the lake.
ZELENCI NATURE RESERVE – a pristine 15-hectare nature reserve with a gorgeous jade green lake
Lake Zelenci Nature Reserve

Overall Rating:     09/10   (Highly Recommended)

Tucked into the far northwestern corner of Slovenia, only 3 kilometres west of Kranjska Gora, is a pristine 15-hectare nature reserve called Zelenci, home to a wide range of flora and fauna. The centerpiece of the reserve is a brilliant jade green lake which is filled by spring water emerging from the sand in small jets and is also the source of Slovenia's longest river Sava.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN BOVEC AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
RIVER SOCA - one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe
Soca River Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

The Soca River or Isonzo as it is called in Italian is a 138-kilometre long river in western Slovenia and northeastern Italy. Starting in the Trenta valley in the heart of the Triglav National Park, it flows by the towns of Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Most Na Soci and Nova Gorica. It is known for its gorges and its amazing emerald green color, which is why it was nicknamed ‘the emerald beauty’. Many consider Soca to be one of the most beautiful rivers not only in Slovenia but in the whole of Europe and beyond.
TRENTA VALLEY - a beautiful alpine valley nestled deep in the heart of the Julian Alps
Trenta Valley in Slovenia

Overall Rating:     09/10   (Highly Recommended)

Located in the heart of the Triglav National Park in northwestern Slovenia near the border with Italy, the Trenta Valley is one of country’s most popular tourist destinations. With its emerald Soca River, narrow gorges, waterfalls and towering peaks of the Julian Alps, the area attracts nature lovers, hikers and adventure seekers from around the world.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN KOBARID AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
WATERFALL KOZJAK - a very unique waterfall with an emerald green pool at its base
Waterfall Kozjak near Kobarid, Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

Many people say that the Kozjak waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia, and we definitely have to agree with that. It isn’t the largest, the highest or the most water abundant, but it’s one of the most memorable waterfalls you will ever see and totally unique.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN TOLMIN AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
TOLMIN GORGE - the nature is so beautiful it takes your breath away
Tolmin Gorge

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

The gorge is situated in the southern most tip of Triglav National Park, less than a 5 minute drive from the town of Tolmin (south of Kobarid and north of Most na Soci). It's a stunning gorge, takes about an hour to visit, The nature is so beautiful it takes your breath away. A must walk/hike if you’re in the Soca Valley area (Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Most na Soci).

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN MOJSTRANA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
PERICNIK WATERFALL - a delightful waterfall in the Triglav National Park
Pericnik Waterfall Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

Waterfall Pericnik is another delightful waterfall in the Triglav National Park, located in the gorgeous mountain valley of Vrata, a few minutes drive from the village of Mojstrana. The waterfall is stunning and very photographic, it drops a spectacular 52 meters and is one of the highest waterfalls in Slovenia. The unique thing about Pericnik is that you can walk behind the waterfall, and if you don’t mind being sprayed with mist, you can descend right down to the pool at its base.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN IDRIJA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
WILD LAKE – a small but very unique and mysterious karstic lake
Wild Lake In Idrija, Slovenia

Overall Rating:     08/10   (Highly Recommended)

Wild Lake or Divje Jezero as it is called in Slovene is a very unique and mysterious karstic lake located in Idrijski Log near the town of Idrija in western Slovenia. Since 1967, the lake has been protected as a natural monument of national significance of Slovenia. In 1972, the area of the lake was arranged into the first Slovenian outdoor museum in nature. In 1997 divers descended to 170 meters (558 feet), yet did not reach the bottom.

Slovenia’s natural attractions in pictures
LAKE BLED, Bled (30 pictures)
Lake Bled Slovenia

Lake Bled is a 2,220 meters by 1,380 meters lake of glacial and tectonic origins, with a maximum depth of almost 30 meters. It’s hemmed in by the stunning Julian Alps and famous for looking like it’s straight out of a children’s storybook with its little tear-shaped island in the middle of the lake, the medieval cliff-top castle and incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
LAKE BOHINJ, Bohinj (16 pictures)
Lake Bohinj Slovenia

Lake Bohinj is the largest glacial lake in Slovenia, located in the extraordinary beautiful Triglav National Park in northwestern part of the country.. There is a church and stone bridge at one end of the lake and the mountains of the Julian Alps all around the rest. It’s a very popular place with photographers, sketchers, and artists due to the stunning nature surrounding it.
VINTGAR GORGE, Zgornje Gorje (near Bled) (20 pictures)
Vintgar Gorge Bled Slovenia

This beautiful gorge is part of the Triglav National Park and is located just outside the northern side of Bled. It has been made into a huge attraction by the addition of walkways alongside and across the river.
SOCA RIVER, Trenta - Bovec - Kobarid - Tolmin - Most Na Soci - Nova Gorica (40 pictures)
Soca River Slovenia

With its crystal clear, emerald-aquamarine water, it is considered as one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. It attracts nature lovers, photographers and water sports enthusiasts from all over the world and it truly is one of the most amazing creations that nature has to offer.
SKOCJAN CAVES, Matavun (near Divaca) (30 pictures)
Skocjan Caves Slovenia

A breathtaking cave system and a UNESCO protected site that stands out for several reasons, including the largest underground cavern in all of Europe with a rushing underground river at the bottom. The cave looks very much like something out of Lord of the Rings and it is a must do when you visit Slovenia.
POSTOJNA CAVE, Postojna (9 pictures)
Postojna Cave Slovenia

Postojna Cave is a stunning underground system of passages, caverns, magnificent halls and stone sculptures that are more than 20 kilometres long. It's the most-visited cave complex in Europe.
LOGAR VALLEY, Solcava (8 pictures)
Logar Valley in the Kamnik Savinja Alps, Slovenia

The Logar Valley or Logarska Dolina as it is called in Slovene is considered by many as one of the most beautiful valleys not only in Slovenia but in the whole of Europe. It is 7 kilometres long, up to 500 meters wide and is surrounded by rugged mountains of the Kamnik Savinja Alps.
TOLMIN GORGE, Zatolmin (near Tolmin) (25 pictures)
Tolmin Gorge

The gorge is situated in the southern most tip of Triglav National Park, less than a 5 minute drive from the town of Tolmin (south of Kobarid and north of Most na Soci). It is breathtakingly beautiful and really a must see for anyone visiting the area.
BLED ISLAND, Bled (8 pictures)
Bled Island Slovenia

Bled Island is a tiny Island in the middle of Lake Bled. It has such an extraordinary beautiful setting that photographs of it are regularly found in travel magazines and it’s without a doubt the most recognizable place in Slovenia.
WATERFALL SAVICA, Bohinj (10 pictures)
Waterfall Savica above Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

This is really very special and unique. From the Triglav Lakes Valley in the Triglav National Park the water descends through the rocks and bursts out of the sheer rock wall as Waterfall Savica. The best time to appreciate it is in spring when the snow in the mountains is melting and the water drops 78 meters into the lovely green pool below.
WATERFALL KOZJAK, Kobarid (12 pictures)
Waterfall Kozjak near Kobarid

This picturesque waterfall is one of the most unique waterfalls in Europe as it is hidden in a fairly large open karst cave-like area and falls 15 meters into an amazing emerald green pool nested between magnificent dark rocks. In reality it looks even more beautiful and amazing than on photos.
WATERFALL PERICNIK, Mojstrana (10 pictures)
Pericnik Waterfall Slovenia

Pericnik is a stunning and very photographic waterfall in the Vrata valley near the village of Mojstrana. It drops a spectacular 52 meters and is one of the highest waterfalls in Slovenia.
WATERFALL RINKA, Solcava (7 pictures)
Waterfall Rinka in the Logar Valley

The Rinka waterfall is is absolutely magnificent and very photogenic, it drops a spectacular 90 meters and is the second highest waterfall in Slovenia.
MOSTNICA GORGE, Bohinj (10 pictures)
Mostnica Gorge

Mostnica Gorge is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the Lake Bohinj area. It's located in the Voje valley near the Stara Fuzina village, about 2 km northeast of the lake. The gorge is two kilometres long and was carved by a Mostnica stream.

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