The Sutjeska National Park is the oldest and the largest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since its proclamation in 1962, the Park has been devoted to tourism. Its natural values and beauty make Sutjeska a genuine pearl of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Park covers the area of the Sutjeska River, including the strict natural reserve Perućica, and parts of the mountains Maglić (2386 m – the highest peak of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Volujak, Vučevo and Zelengora. Due to its extraordinary natural resources and the level of conservation, the Sutjeska National Park was included in the category II of the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2000.
The Park represents one of the most diverse ecosystems not only in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but in the whole south-eastern Europe as well. The entire Park is characterized by an exceptional scenic beauty and variety – from tame meadows, dense forests, mountain pastures to high mountain peaks. On the Zelengora Mountain there are 8 glacier lakes, so called “eyes of the mountain.” Another specific landscape feature are the deep canyons of Sutjeska, Hrčavka and Jabučnica, crystal clear mountain rivers abundant in brown trout. There are also large numbers of game and rare plant species, many of which are endemic. In the very heart of the Park lies the strict natural reserve Perućica (1 434 ha), the largest and the best preserved primeval forest in Europe, recognized already in 1954, before the proclamation of the National Park, where any human impact is strictly forbidden.
The National Park also features many old and more recent historical monuments.
NATIONAL PARK “SUTJESKA”
73311 Tjentište, Republika Srpska, Bosnia & Herzegovina
NP “Sutjeska”, Phone: +387(0)58/233-102, fax: +387(0)58/233-114
Information and reservations: +387(0)58/233-130
Hotel “Mladost”: +387(0)58/233-118