Top 7 Waterfalls in Slovenia
Slovenia is simply an incredibly beautiful travel destination. During a visit you will experience dreamlike natural landscapes, deep forests, imposing mountains like the Triglav, enchanting lakes, crystal clear rivers and rushing waterfalls. Especially the spectacular waterfalls in Slovenia are a real highlight and are becoming more and more popular. There are more than 300 different ones in this country, which are just waiting to be discovered. But which is the most beautiful waterfall in Slovenia, where are the great places for photos and what are the real insider tips?
In this article we have summarized for you the 7 best waterfalls in Slovenia at a glance. In addition, there are important info for opening hours, entrance fee and where to stay in the area.
The Slap Pericnik Waterfall, with its 52 meters, is one of the highest waterfalls in Slovenia and is located near Kranjska Gora. Visitors can get very close to the thundering waterfall and especially spectacular is the narrow path that passes behind the waterfall. If you don’t want to get wet, be sure to pack a rain jacket for this one. It is easily accessible from the parking lot via a short, steep hiking trail and can be visited all year round. This natural wonder is also really beautiful in winter, when the water masses are frozen!
- Entrance fee: The entrance to the Pericnik waterfall is free of charge, but there is a parking fee of Euro 3 per hour.
- Walking time: 15 minutes from the last parking lot to the waterfall.
- Accommodation tip: Only 4 kilometers away is Apartma Stenar, which has beautiful apartments and a perfect location.
The beautiful Savica Waterfall with its 78 meters is one of the most famous waterfalls in Slovenia. The emerald green colors of this natural wonder are particularly impressive. Not far from Bohinj and the famous Slovenian town Bled, it is one of the top excursion destinations in the region and accordingly attracts many visitors. It is best to visit this jewel early in the morning. At this time, with a little luck, you will have this gorgeous waterfall all to yourself and can then also take great pictures. Savica Waterfall can only be reached from the parking lot by hiking. After mastering the more than 500 stairs you will be rewarded with an incredibly great panorama.
- Entrance fee: The entrance fee to Slap Savica is Euro 3 per person. Parking fee is Euro 4.
- Walking time: About 20 minutes from the last parking lot to the Savica waterfall.
- Accommodation tip: The romantic Chalet Zlatorog is a lovely cottage furnished with great attention to detail, even with sauna and fireplace.
The Boka Waterfall near Bovec is another highlight not to be missed. It is an incredible 144 meters high and 18 meters wide, with the main fall plunging 106 meters into the depths. Even from the road you can see the gigantic waterfall and hear it rushing. It seems as if the water masses shoot directly out of the mountain. You can reach the Boka from the parking lot via a short but steep hike to a viewing platform. From there visitors can admire best this impressive waterfall.
- Entrance fee: The entrance to the Boka Waterfall and also parking is free of charge.
- Walking time: 15 minutes to the first viewing platform, where is the most beautiful view.
- Accommodation tip: A real insider tip is Glamping Gozdna Jasa, really idyllically located in the middle of nature and with modern facilities.
Slap Virje is located near the small town Bovec and is one of the most famous natural attractions in this region. Although the waterfall is only 12 meters high, it is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia because of its fabulous green color and dreamlike ambience. In summer there is also the possibility to swim in the picturesque, ice-cold waterfall. An experience that you will not forget so quickly. This waterfall can be easily reached by a short walk from the parking lot.
- Entrance fee: Entrance to Slap Virje is free of charge, parking costs Euro 5 for 2 hours.
- Walking time: 5 minutes from the parking lot, or 50 minutes on foot from the town of Bovec.
- Accommodation tip: A wide range of nice accommodation can be found in the resort of Bovec, such as the beautiful Apartments Supermjau with great facilities.
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia is certainly the Kozjak Waterfall, the so-called Slap Kozjak, which inspires with an almost magical scenery. This 15-meter-high waterfall is located in the beautiful Soca Valley near the village of Kobarid. Already the hike there alone is more than spectacular. Past green meadows, a dizzying wooden suspension bridge and through a deep mystical forest with high rock walls, the easy walk leads towards the waterfall. Once there, the falls plunge into a beautiful turquoise blue basin enclosed by a cave. An exceptionally beautiful attraction and a brilliant photo motif.
- Entrance fee: Parking costs Euro 3, the entrance fee to Slap Kozjak is currently Euro 4 per person.
- Walking time: From the parking lot to the waterfall you walk about 20 minutes, from the town of Kobarid about 40 minutes.
- Accommodation tip: The nearest good accommodation can be found in the town Kobarid. Especially recommended are the Apartments Masera with nice rooms in a great location.
The picturesque Sum Waterfall is located in one of the most popular gorges in Slovenia, the so-called Vintgar Gorge. The hike there leads through the famous Vintgar Gorge over narrow paths, wooden bridges with railings until you reach the beautiful Sum Waterfall at the end. With its 16 meters it is the highest river waterfall in Slovenia and extremely impressive! Thanks to its central location, this waterfall is a popular destination from Bled and an absolute must-see in this region.
- Entrance fee: The entrance fee to the Vintgar Gorge is Euro 10, parking costs Euro 5.
- Walking time: 45-minute hike through the gorge down to the waterfall.
- Accommodation tip: Not far from the entrance are some lovely vacation rentals, such as Apartma Eržen which is just perfect for the whole family.
The Rinka Waterfall is located near the Austrian border, in the Logarska Dolina valley. With its spectacular 105 meters, it is the 2nd largest waterfall in Slovenia. Its striking scenery makes it particularly popular with tourists. It can be visited at any time of the year, although in winter it is a popular spot for ice climbers.
- Entrance fee: Entrance to the Rinka is free of charge, parking costs Euro 7.
- Walking time: The walking time to the waterfall is only 15 minutes.
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