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Sutjeska National Park

Sutjeska National Park is a protected area located in the Republika Srpska entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was founded in 1962 and covers more than 200 square kilometers. The park got its name from the river Sutjeska that flows through it.

Sutjeska National Park is home to diverse flora and fauna. Some of the species found in the park are bears, wolves, lynxes, chamois and many species of birds and plants. In the park there is also the highest peak in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maglić, which is located at over 2386 meters above sea level.

One of the most popular attractions of the Sutjeska National Park is the Perućica forest. This forest is one of the last remaining rainforests in Europe and is home to a number of rare and endangered species. Visitors to the park can explore the forest on the many hiking trails or take a guided tour to learn more about the area's unique flora and fauna.

Another popular attraction in the park is the Skakavac waterfall, which is one of the highest waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The waterfall is located in a steep, rugged valley and offers a stunning view of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can also enjoy picnicking and camping in the park.

In addition to natural beauty, Sutjeska National Park is also rich in cultural and historical significance. The park was the site of the famous Battle of Sutjeska during World War II, in which Yugoslav Partisan forces fought against the German army. Today, visitors can visit the Tjentište memorial complex, which commemorates the battle and the fallen fighters.

All in all, Sutjeska National Park is a beautiful and diverse natural area that offers something for everyone. Whether you're interested in exploring the park's rich flora and fauna, enjoying its natural landscape, or learning about its rich history, Sutjeska National Park is a must-visit destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What to do in NP Sutjeska

1. Hiking
People mostly visit Sutjeska because they want to experience the beautiful nature that this park has to offer, so it is evident that there are numerous marked trails for hikers so that they can fully explore the park.

A total of nine hiking trails, the longest and most difficult of which is 22 kilometers long and can usually be completed in 8 hours at a moderate walking pace and without rest.
Longer trails require caution, physical fitness and suitable footwear, so if you are not up to it, try shorter ones
Although one of the shortest (only 2 km), trail VI Prijevor - Maglić is categorized as difficult because it is actually an alpinist trail. Appropriate technical equipment, helmet, harness, crampons and ice ax are required for the ascent.

2. Cycling
For those who like to explore on a bike, there is one trail just for cyclists. The trail starts at Tjentište (near the Information Center) where you can rent a bike if you don't have your own.

The trail is 48 km long and ends at Lake Orlovac, where there is a hunting lodge and camp.

3. Rafting
Adrenaline addicts can experience rafting on the Tara river in the Sutjeska canyon. Tourists who decide to "take a ride" on the Tara River receive the following rafting equipment: a neoprene suit and boots, a life jacket, a helmet and an oar, and in case of rain, a raincoat.

They will be trained by a professional skipper, who manages the ship. Rafting on Tara is also possible in the neighboring NP Durmitor, only a 2-hour drive from Sutjeska.

Would you like to experience Sutjeska National Park first hand, enjoy the beautiful nature, picturesque views of the Perućica spring forest and learn all about its rich history? Contact our partners - ERO Travel Tour Agency.

ERO Traveand teamrofessionals will create a trip according to your preferences.

🚴‍♂️ Istočna Hercegovina/Republika Srpska

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