NatureBosnia and Herzegovina
This Balkan country hasn't yet become a trendy destination for tourists, which is a shame because it's full of natural wonders, historic cities and very welcoming locals. Bosnia and Herzegovina is still flying under the radar and is considered one of the most underrated countries in Europe. Overshadowed by its popular neighbors like Croatia and Montenegro, travelers often tend to overlook this beautiful country unless visiting Sarajevo and Mostar, but you would be surprised how many wonderful sights the country possesses.
From waterfalls to lakes, the country's nature is breathtaking
Rugged mountains, nature trails, scenic waterways, and many more treasures await you in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With cities characterized by beautiful Ottoman architecture and unspoiled nature, Bosnia has plenty to offer its visitors. Sport lovers will also enjoy Bosnia because it's ideal for hiking, cycling and even rafting on its turbulent rivers. And did you know that Bosnia actually has an exit to the Adriatic Sea? Discover this southeast European country's top 10 natural wonders!
1. The Drina River
The Drina River forms the natural border between Serbia and Bosnia and its unspoiled beauty make it one of the most beautiful rivers in southeastern Europe. The river's vivid green color is what makes it so special and a real feast for the eyes. The Canyon of the Drina River is one of the deepest in the world, so believe us, the magnificent scenery will hardly leave you disappointed. The best way to explore this emerald, rugged river is by taking a boat tour. But for those feeling adventurous and for all adrenaline junkies, rafting is also a very popular activity!
One of the most iconic highlights of this majestic river is the The Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge, dating back to the 16th century. The bridge is a real architectural gem and it can be found in the city of Visegrad.
2. Kravice Waterfalls
The Kravice Waterfalls are a true masterpiece of nature and probably the most impressive natural sight in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Surrounded by lavish greenery, the waterfalls are 82 feet tall and due to their unique beauty they're even nicknamed the Mini Niagara Falls. This outstanding natural wonder will blow your mind with its majestic beauty, but maybe the best part of the site is that you can actually swim beneath them! The large natural pool under the waterfalls is open for swimming and even though the emerald water may be cold, it's truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Located in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bjelasnica is one of the most scenic mountains in the country. It's well-known as the highest ski center in the country and its ski slopes draw visitors from near and far. Even though the peak season for visiting Bjelasnica is during winter, it's actually a year-round destination. During summer, its dramatic peak attracts hikers, nature lovers and mountain bikers. It's very close to Sarajevo, so it's an ideal destination for a day trip.
4. Vrelo Bosne
At the foothills of Mount Igman and on the outskirts of Sarajevo, around 9 miles from the city center, you can find an oasis of nature: the spring of the Bosna River. This beautiful park features picturesque wooden bridges crossing the river, idyllic paths perfect for taking walks and nice places to have a picnic on the grass. Also, the spring water is of exceptional quality, so don't forget to take a sip!