Bjelašnica is only a 20 minute drive from Sarajevo. Its highest peak is 2067 meters and its name ”Bijel” which means ”White” in Bosnian, because most of the year its white. Bjelašnica is a popular tourist destination for expert alpine skiing. During the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Games it hosted the Men’s downhill Slalom Alpine skiing because of its notorious ”black diamond” and ”double black diamond” trails.
The summit is particularly beautiful, not just for its picturesque scenery but also for its traditional villages. Lukomir is one of the most visited villages in the summit, with its warm hospitality of its people and traditional Bosnian cuisines, it makes it the perfect destination for those that want a taste of Bosnian past times.
The mountain hosts a ray of activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, paragliding, mountain biking etc. There are also many Bogomil tombstones, mountain huts, watermills, canyons and waterfalls to see.



Mountain Igman is situated directly to the southwest of Sarajevo, bordering Bjelašnica Mountain and the city of Ilidža. Its highest point is at Vlahinja Ridge at 1502 meters, making it the shortest of the Sarajevo mountains. Igman is a popular destination for hiking and skiing.
During the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Games, Igman was the host to events such as cross country skiing, biathlon, nordic skiing and ski jumping. The mountain consists of Veliko and Malo polje (Big and Small field) with about 30 kilometers of groomed trails for cross country and biathlon.
Igman is still one of Sarajevo’s leading tourist attractions. One of the most interesting attractions is the Ski Jumping platforms from the Winter Olympics.
The mountain Igman is known for the lowest temperature ever recorded in the country, -43,5 Celsius degree and that is why most of visitors of this country can often hear the story about the Igman march that has become a legend.



Jahorina is a mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is only 30 km away from Sarajevo. It is a part of the Dinaric Alps and borders Mountain Trebević, another Olympic mountain. Jahorina’s highest peak, Ogorjelica is 1,916 meters above sea level, making it the second highest of Sarajevo’s mountains, after Bjelašnica.
Mount Jahorina hosted the women’s alpine skiing events during the 1984 Winter Olympics. Today, Jahorina offers a variety of outdoor sports and activities. Primarily it’s a destination for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and sledding with over 40 km of ski slopes.



Vlašić is a high mountain ridge that dominates its surroundings like a giant fortress. With its forests, pastures and numerous springs it is a tourist site of major importance in the region. Its peak is called Vlašićka Gromila and has an elevation of 1,969 meters above sea level. The mountain is a major center for winter tourism due to its excellent accommodation for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. It is also a popular destination for summer and eco tourism with many hiking trails and undisturbed wilderness areas.
The Vlašić Mountain is also famous of the Vlašić cheese which is one of the best white cheeses in brine. It is assumed that a technique of cheese making in brine was brought by nomads from East who called themselves Vlasi (as are called the Vlachs in Bosnia) and who lived there attending their sheep since the fall of Roman Empire. They lived there until the end of the 19th century. So, Vlašić was named after them. This tradition was later taken over by farmers from other mountains so this cheese is now being produced all over Bosnia and a broad region.


Ramsko Lake

Ramsko Lake is an artificial lake that has a mystic “Lord of the Rings” type feel to it. Made in 1968 and is located near the town Prozor in the northern part of Herzegovina. Its size is 1500 ha, 12 km in length and 95 meters in depth. The area is lush and green and offers great fishing, boating, walking, hiking and an interesting look at village life in the surrounding hills. Certainly one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s hidden treasures.
Down the road from Prozor-Rama is the village Duge (meaning rainbow). Duge is blessed with an immense water supply and a heavy flowing waterfall called Duge Falls. It is called ‘Rainbow’ because as the water plummets over 30m to the rocks below the mist mixes with the rays of the sun and almost always creates a rainbow.


Prokoško Lake

Prokoško Lake is located on the Vranica Mountain at an altitude of 1635 meters above sea level. Prokoško Lake is 426 meter long and 191 meter wide with maximum depth of 13 meters. With a high altitude climate and its nice position the lake is considered to be one of the most breathtaking locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In 2005 the Prokoško Lake and its magnificent surroundings was declared a nature monument by the law in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is due to its big number of endemic species of animals and plants and also because of the water richness of the surrounding area.


Boračko Lake

Boračko Lake is the most beautiful glacial lake in Bosnia and Hercegovina because of its extremely green and fresh atmosphere and the lakes water is famous for being crystal clear. It is located between the Prenj, Bjelašnica and Visočica mountains and has an altitude of 397 meters.
The lake is 786 meters in length and 402 meters wide and its shoreline is 2.4 kilometers. It attracts a large numbers of tourists every year and sportsmen, fishermen, sightseers and others that want to get intoxicated with the areas sheer beauty. The lake sources its water from the Boračko Creek and many other nearby springs such as the Šištica stream which is known for its rafting and luscious 30 m high waterfalls.


Jablaničko Lake

Jablaničko Lake was created in 1953 and is one of the regions largest artificially formed lakes, spans about 30 km, its located on the Neretva River, right below Konjic.
The lake is a popular vacation destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina offering water activities such as swimming, boating and especially fishing since there are 13 types of fish in the lake’s ecosystem. It is also a popular destination to build weekend cottages along the shores of the lake.


Plivsko Lake

Plivsko Lake is located near the city of Jajce on the Pliva River and it is famous for its still water even on windy days. The location is perfect for water sports like swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing and it is also known for its outdoor sports like running, cycling and playing other sports.
The Lake is divided into 2 parts – Veliko jezero (Big lake) and Malo jezero (Little lake). The bigger lake is 3,3 km in length and 400-70 meters wide and at 36 meters deep. The little lake is 950 meters long, 430 meters wide and at depth of 24 meters. The lake is a place that astonish its visitors by its beauty and historic value.


Neretva River

The Neretva River got its name from the Celts, they called it “Nera Etwa” which means the “Flowing Divinity” or rather “Divine River”. Its source is situated deep in the Dinaric Alps and passes through Konjic, Mostar and Počitelj. Regarded as the Nile of Balkans because its 230km in length, with 208km of its course flowing through Bosnia and Herzegovina.
While the river has epic scenery and majestic landscapes it is also known for white water rafting and Bridge jumping from the iconic Mostar Bridge.


Tara River

The glorious Tara River has been tagged the ”Jewel of Europe” for its waterfalls, white water rapids and cascades.
The source plummets from the Durmitor National Park in Montenegro and travels into Bosnia and Herzegovina border meeting the Piva River and then forming the River Drina.


Drina River

The Drina River flows north through Bosnia and Herzegovina for 346 km, 206 km is along the border of Serbia and eventually it spills out into the Sava river near Bosanska Rača, a village in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.
While it is known for its fast flowing kayaking and rafting the river is certainly famed for the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge a World Heritage-listed site, built by the Bosniak Mehmed Paša Sokolović himself who was a Grand Vazier of the Ottoman Empire.


Una River

The legend has it that the Romans were in awe by its bright turquoise and green colors they named the river Una – The one and the only. The Una river is 212 km in length and its source is from Vrelo Une, located in the Stražbenica mountain in Croatia and later flows into the River Sava.
The river has numerous touristic waterfalls and its white water rapids are of the best in Europe. Una river is also an excellent fishing destination with over 28 species of fish, the biggest of which is the huchen or Hucho hucho.
The river is also known for its international rafting festival “International Una Regatta”, which is more like a festive celebration of the river than a rafting competition.


Bosna River

The River Bosna is the third longest river in Bosnia and Hercegovina, and is considered one of the country’s three major internal rivers, along with the Neretva and Vrbas river.
It is the probable namesake of Bosnia. The River Bosna flows for 271 kilometers.
The river was the classical Bossina. Certain Roman sources similarly mention the River Bathinus as a name of the Illyrian Bosona, both of which mean “flowing water”. Its source is at the spring Vrelo Bosne, at the foothills of the Mount Igman, on the outskirts of the capital city Sarajevo. The spring is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s chief natural landmarks and tourist attractions.


Vrbas River

The Vrbas River (means ”Willow” in Bosnian) appears in the southern range of Mount Vranica near the town of Gornji Vakuf, it is a major river in the western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a total watercourse of 235km.
There are amazing canyons to see in this river and it is famous for its white water rapids making it ideal for adventurous tourism – rafting and kayaking. It is also a great place for hiking, camping and fishing.