Sutjeska National Park is located in the Republika Srpska region of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Here, you will find the highest mountains in the country and the Perućica primeval forest, the last primeval forest in Europe! The park has a variety of hiking trails, from easy to challenging, that allow visitors to explore the breathtaking nature of the region. This article provides an overview of the hiking opportunities in the park.
NATURE IN SUTJESKA NATIONAL PARK
Sutjeska National Park is a protected area that covers an area of about 200 square kilometers and is home to a diverse flora and fauna. In the park there are forests of coniferous and deciduous trees, including beech and spruce, as well as meadows, pastures, and rocks.
Probably the most important of these forests is the Perućica primeval forest, which is an incredible 20,000 years old! Beech, pine, and spruce trees up to 300 years old and 60 meters high can be found here, as well as the 98-meter high Skakavac waterfall. The park is also home to a number of birds and mammal species, including brown bears, wolves, wild boars, roe deer and chamois.
HIKING OPPORTUNITIES IN SUTJESKA NATIONAL PARK
Sutjeska National Park offers a variety of hiking opportunities, ranging from easy to challenging routes. The park has several marked hiking trails, including the Zmijinja Trail and the Vranica Trail, both of which are suitable for beginners. For those looking for a more challenging hike, the park also offers the Grmeč Trail and the Maglić Trail, which are more difficult routes. We recommend you to book experienced and certified hiking guides for your adventure in Sutjeska National Park. They will guarantee your safety and can give you deeper insights into the flora and fauna of the area.
Some hikes we offer in Sutjeska National Park are:
- Hike to Perućica primeval forest
- Hike through Perućica primeval forest to Skakavac waterfall
- Hike to the Trnovačko Lake
- Circular hike to the most beautiful viewpoints of the Sutjeska National Park
The park offers a varied landscape with impressive mountain panorama, wide meadows and wild rivers. You can enjoy climbing, kayaking, fishing, bird and animal watching. From the numerous hiking trails to the various activities, Sutjeska National Park has something for every outdoor enthusiast.
SAFETY IN SUTJESKA NATIONAL PARK
As with any hike, be aware of your surroundings and the weather in Sutjeska National Park, and inform someone of your route before you head out. It is also important to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions, and to take enough water and snacks with you.
It is best to simply complete the hikes with a certified local hiking guide, who knows the area and its conditions well and can show you the most beautiful corners and viewpoints.
INFRASTRUCTURE IN SUTJESKA NATIONAL PARK
Sutjeska National Park offers a range of accommodations, restaurants and small supermarkets and stores. There is also a visitor center where you can learn more about the park and its wildlife and book guided tours, climbing trips or kayaking trips.
HIKING IN SUTJESKA NATIONAL PARK
With its abundance of options, Sutjeska National Park is an unforgettable destination and offers great opportunities for experienced hikers as well as beginners and adventure vacationers. We always recommend hiking with an experienced hiking guide – contact us to book your trip and we’ll be happy to help!