Breathtaking Natural Sights in Bosnia

Mostar mosque in old town, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar mosque in old town, Bosnia and Herzegovina | © Vlada Photo/Shutterstock
Sam Bedford

Bosnia and Herzegovina has some of the most breathtaking natural sights in the world. From emerald green rivers to fascinating Ottoman architecture, this Balkan country has it all and should be one of the places to visit at least once in your lifetime.

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Pliva Waterfall

Jajce town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous for the beautiful Pliva waterfall

Jajce town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous for the beautiful Pliva waterfall | © Boris Stroujko/Shutterstock

Jajce is located in the central part of Bosnia. Pliva Waterfall, where the River Pliva meets the River Vrbas is the small town’s main attraction.

Mostar

Stari Most Bridge, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

When Spring comes, Kravice Waterfall is a great place to visit. When Summer comes, less water flows but it’s shallow enough for locals and tourists to swim in the river.

Kravice Waterfall

Kravice waterfall in Bosnia and Herzegovina

When Spring comes, Kravice Waterfall is a great place to visit. When Summer comes, less water flows but it’s shallow enough for locals and tourists to swim in the river.

River Una

Waterfall of Strbacki Buk on Una river

Hidden inside a natural border between Croatia and Bosnia is a National Park named after the River Una, another spectacular waterfall. If you’re brave enough, you can go river rafting here, too.

Buna Springs

Dervish house on Buna spring with a small waterfall and a cave nearby in a sunny summer day in Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dervish House in Buna Springs is one of the most visited places in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a beautiful mixture of natural beauty and architecture.

Zepce

Mountain villages in Zepce municipality in Central Bosnia and Herzegovina

Located between Doboj and Zenica is Zepce, a beautiful town in the valley that’s surrounded by mountains. The roaring River Bosna flows through.

Drina River

The Ottoman Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge in Visegrad

Visegrad’s UNESCO-listed Ottoman bridge over the Drina River was designed by one of the greatest architects of the time and is a major tourist attraction in Bosnia.

Trebisnjica River

View of Trebinje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Crkvina Hill

Trebinje, a town in Republika Srpska, has the Trebisnjica River passing through. The best view of the historic Ottoman style Arslanagic Bridge is from Crkvina Hill.

Bjelašnica Mountain

Mountain Bjelasnica in Winter

Bjelasnica, a mountain in Central Bosnia to south-west of the capital Sarajevo, has a popular ski resort. During the Winter Olympics in 1984, the mountain hosted the men’s alpine skiing. Some areas are still at risk of unexploded mines, but it’s safe if you stick to the tourist trails.

Una River

Aerial view of Una river surrounded by forest and hills, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Discovered by the Romans and called Una, this river stretches a total of 212 kilometres along the border of Bosnia and Croatia. Some say it’s one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. Una River has a range of water sports including paddle boating, kayaking, and white river rafting.

Volujak Mountain

Volujak Mountain, Sutjeska National Park

Volujak Mountain is on the border between Bosnia and Montenegro in Republika Srpska. Hiking this beautiful mountain can be a fun challenge for outdoor enthusiasts.

Maglic Mountain

Trnovacko Lake in Sutjeska National Park of southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maglic Mountains

Maglic Mountain is part of the mountain range on the border between Bosnia and Montenegro. The best photos are often from the heart-shaped lake, Trnovačko, in Montenegro.

Pocitelj

Aerial view on Pocitelj village in Capljina municipality with Neretva river

Pocitelj, on the banks of Neretva River, makes a great place to visit while on a trip to Mostar. You can find medieval castles, ruins, and even hike up the hills for amazing views of the town. Natural beauty surrounds the ancient town, making it a perfect place for a photo.

Kupres

Winter landscape in Kupres, Bosnia

Kupres is an ideal place to enjoy winter sports and to go paragliding in the summer. A range of trails makes hiking in this picturesque landscape a must.

Janjske Otoke

Small waterfall in Janjske Otoke near Sipovo, Bosnia and Hercegovina

Janjske Otoke, near Sipovo, is one of the most popular places for camping, hiking, and off-road cycling in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can enjoy the forests, the river and waterfalls like the one below.

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