The Savica Waterfall is one of the most famous natural attractions in Slovenia. It is one of the reasons why the Triglav National Park gets millions of visitors each year.
The waterfall is situated to the west side of Lake Bohinj. West of Hotel Zlatorog, you can walk to the site in approximately 45 minutes. There are also bus services available. From Bohinj road, the waterfall can be reached.
What to See
The waterfall reaches a height of 78 meters. There are steps you can climb to reach the very top. From there you can enjoy a splendid view of the landscape. Surrounded by rock formations, the falls produce thin, milky strands. These cascade powerfully into the water below.
Standing along the rock formations, tourists can view the waters as it falls. The sound of the waters can make for a calming experience. From Ukanc, you can drive to the park (4 km).
The Savica Waterfall commences at the Savica (little Sava) river. The river is a keyhole waterfall. During the rainy season, the spring gets additional water. The source is the slope of Komarca. The water goes through another hole somewhat lower through the cliff face. This actually adds to the beauty of the site.
The water bursts from under the Dolina sedmerih jezer. The Savica is nearly 51 meters deep and 38 meters long. The smaller falls has a depth of 25 meters. Together, they comprise the waterfall and have a rough A shape.
The entrance fee is 2.50 Euros for adults. For adults in groups, it is 2.10 Euros. For children 7 to 14 years old, the fee is 1.25 Euros. For groups of children it is 1.05 Euros. The fee for seniors is 2 Euros. The fee for Bohinj guest card holders is 1.75 Euros.
For children with Bohinj guest cards, it is 0.90 Euros. Those holding Waterfall/Vogel/Boat ticket s are charged 2.25 Euros. Children with Waterfall/Vogel/Boat tickets are charged 1.10 Euros. Children below six years of age are free to enter.
The waterfall is also known as Slap Savice. It is featured in Slovene literature through the works of France Preseren, notably “Baptism by the Savica”.
The Savica Waterfall is open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. The visits can be guided or individual. Note that a group is defined as comprising of twenty or more individuals. If you are traveling as a group, it is best to make advanced bookings.