Visitor Guidelines

Tips for an optimal Bohinj experience.

In Bohinj, we do our best to preserve what attracted you to us in the first place: beautiful and unspoilt nature, peace and quiet, friendly locals and a range of opportunities to experience nature without unnecessary stress.

But we also need your help. Following the rules we have set with a clear focus on the sustainable development of the destination will ensure that you will remember your visit to Bohinj and the Triglav National Park with the greatest pleasure.

Breathe in the fullness with nature and the people of the Julian Alps

Our actions to reduce the negative impact of tourism on the environment and improve the quality of life and experience for visitors and locals.

The commitment

Together with our guests, we are aware of the delicate balance between nature and people. We respect the heritage of coexistence with the environment bequeathed to us by our ancestors and set an example for our descendants. We are all part of a shared world.

Mobility

Bohinj and the Triglav National Park are visited by more and more tourists every year. This puts further pressure on the fragile Alpine environment. In order to relieve the pressure on the lake basin, we are introducing measures to encourage visitors to use public transport. Parking is only allowed in marked parking spaces, the most convenient parking is in Bohinjska Bistrica. Find out more about mobility and traffic in Bohinj.

Our "house rules"

  • Parking is only allowed on marked parking spaces.

  • The Bohinj Cycling Route and the dirt tracks are also intended for agricultural machinery, pedestrians and horse riders, so take care with safety.

  • Cycling is not allowed on mountain and hiking trails.

  • Cycling on the northern shore of the lake is not allowed.

  • Motor vehicles and bicycles are driven on dedicated roads and paths.

  • The meadows, pastures and forests are owned by Bohinj farmers. Respect private property and walk only on marked paths.

  • What we bring, we take away. Garbage is placed in containers. Orange peels, banana peels, moisturising wipes, etc. do not belong in nature.

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash. Leave no trace, clean up the droppings.

  • Overnight camping is only allowed in campsites and caravan parks. 

  • Tenting and bivouacking is only allowed in campsites.

  • We do not use drones in Triglav National Park.

  • Use only the designated entry/exit points for navigation on Lake Bohinj and the Sava Bohinjka river. The vessel must have a permit.

  • Swimming in the bathing water area is recommended.

  • Swimming is not allowed in the Triglav Lakes and Mostnica in the central area of the Triglav National Park to protect sensitive habitats.

  • Dogs are only allowed to swim in Lake Bohinj outside the bathing areas.

  • There are no trash bins along the mountain paths, all waste is taken to the eco-islands.  We separate waste.

  • Walk only on marked paths.

There are various transport options available to you

You can also get around on foot.

Waste and ecological islands

We have been separating waste in Bohinj for many years. You won’t find small bins in the natural environment, we take the waste to eco-islands, which you can see on the map. The ecological islands are located in Ukanc, Naklova glava and Vegelj.

Boating regulations

There is a system of entry/exit points along Lake Bohinj and the Sava Bohinjka river. The boating rules apply to all types of boats (including stand-up paddleboards – SUP). For other sports vessels, such as kiteboats, sailboards, hydrospeed boats, inflatable boats up to 2 m in length and similar props, the use of entry/exit points and the purchase of a permit are not required. No boating is allowed in the bathing water area of Lake Bohinj, which is 100 m from the shore, except to/from entry/exit points or harbours. All activities in, on and around the lake, and the Sava Bohinjka river and its tributaries are carried out at your own risk. We recommend that you choose to be accompanied by experienced and qualified local guides.

Camping

Experience clear, star-studded nights on the benches of mountain huts, shelters and bivouacs. This is the etiquette of behaviour in the Triglav National Park, which covers two thirds of the area in the Municipality of Bohinj. Camping and bivouacking outside designated areas is not allowed.

Camping is only allowed in official campsites. The Triglav National Park Act also prohibits the parking of motor vehicles, caravans or motor vehicles used for residential purposes outside designated areas. The Decree on Public Order prohibits sleeping in hay barns, goat sheds, parks, bus and train stations, in the premises of multi-apartment buildings not intended for this purpose, in the market and other unsuitable places in the territory of the Municipality of Bohinj.

But you will find two campsites in Bohinj that offer a beautiful backdrop for your views from the windows of the caravans or through the wings of the tents, with all the necessary amenities for your comfort. One in Ukanc by Lake Bohinj, the other in Bohinjska Bistrica by the Sava Bohinjka river. There are also two caravan parks: at Senožeta in Srednja vas and at Bohinjska Bistrica Train Station.

Julian Alps: Bohinj Card

Bus, train, shuttle and panoramic boat are just some of the options that card holders can use free of charge or on favourable terms, thus contributing to the calming of motor traffic in Bohinj and the development of environmentally and people-friendly tourism. Enjoy a carefully protected natural and cultural landscape. Be part of the vision to create a green future and make use of free and affordable environmentally friendly transport options. When booking your accommodation, please check whether you are eligible to purchase Julian Alps: Bohinj Card

Nature rests in winter - let's not disturb the animals