Slovenia

Waterfalls in SloveniaI think Slovenia is an unexplored territory for people who are looking for waterfalls and beautiful scenery. Slovenia will not disappoint you. Life is cheap, the weather is usually nice and nature (especially in mountain regions) is versatile and incredibly beautiful. And there are a lot of very beautiful waterfalls in short distance of each other. Most of them are located in the Julian Alps near the border with Italy.


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Map of waterfalls in Slovenia



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Best rated waterfalls in Slovenia


Name Region Locations Height # Rating #
Slap Peričnik Gorenjska - Jesenice Mojstrana 52-68 m52
3.5
Slap Kozjak Goriška - Tolmin Kobarid 15 m15
3.5
Slap Boka Goriška - Tolmin Bovec-Kobarid (Triglav Nationaal Park/NW) 136 m136
3
Slap Savica Gorenjska - Radovljica Bohinj lake-Ukanc 78 m78
3
Martuljkovi slapovi Gorenjska - Jesenice Gozd Martuljek 115 m115
3
Malenscek Slap Goriška - Tolmin Selce - Tolmin 25 m25
3
Slap Šum (Vintgar gorge) Gorenjska - Radovljica Podhom, Bled 15 m15
2.5
Parabola slap Goriška - Tolmin Log pod Mangartom 48 m48
2.5
Rinka Slap Savinjska - Mozirje Logarska dolina - Solcava 90 m90
2.5
Mostnice Slap Gorenjska - Radovljica Stara Fužina, Bohinj 30 m30
2.5
Sopota Slap Goriška - Tolmin Podmelec - Tolmin 66 m66
2.5
Beri Slap Goriška - Tolmin Poljubinj 36 m36
2.5
Gregorčičev Slap Goriška - Tolmin Selce - Tolmin 88 m88
2.5
Brinta Slap Goriška - Tolmin Selce - Tolmin 104 m104
2.5
Slap Virje Goriška - Tolmin Plužna, Bovec 12 m12
2.5
Globoski Slap Goriška - Tolmin Žaga, Tolmin 40-80 m40
2.5
Curk Slap Goriška - Tolmin Drežniške Ravne, Kobarid 70 m70
2.5
Katedrala Slap Goriška - Tolmin Log pod Mangartom 12 m12
2.5
Slap Grmečica Gorenjska - Radovljica Nomenj, Bled 6 m6
2.5
Kloma slap Goriška - Tolmin Trenta 128 m128
2
Šum slap Gorenjska - Kranj Zgornja Besnica, Kranj 5 m5
2
Pršjak Slap Goriška - Tolmin Gorenja Trebuša 27 m27
2
Veliki Sumik slap Podravska - Slovenska Bistrica Pragozdni rezervat Sumik 24 m24
2
Palenk slap Savinjska - Mozirje Logarska dolina - Solcava 78 m78
2
Veliki Drsnik Slap Goriška - Tolmin Log pod Mangartom (Loska Koritnica Valley) 120 m120
2
Podolski Slap Goriška - Tolmin Trenta 110 m110
2
Slapišče Suhe Gorenjska - Radovljica Stara Fužina - Bohinskja 105 m105
2
Zapotoški slapovi Goriška - Tolmin Trenta 18-73 m18
2
Krampez Slap Goriška - Tolmin Koseč, Kobarid 20 m20
2
Slap Susec Goriška - Tolmin Srpenica 12 m12
2
Klonte slap Goriška - Tolmin Hudajužna - Koritnica 25 m25
1.5
Cedca, slapa Gorenjska - Kranj Zgornje Jezersko 20 m20
1
Govic Slap Gorenjska - Radovljica Ukanc - Bohinjsko Jozero 92 m92
0.5

The Slovenian word for waterfall is “slap” and in the plural ‘slapovi “. Sometimes the word “veliki” is added to a name of a waterfall meaning big.

There are many waterfalls in Slovenia although it isn’t a big country, but Slovenia includes a nice region with a mountainous landscape, on the border with Austria and Italy. Especially the area around Tolmin (Julijska) has many beautiful waterfalls and is easily accessible. The highest mountain in Slovenia is Triglav (2,864 m) in the region Julijska, which is part of the Alps. In the proximity of the border triangle Austria-Slovenia-Italy there are high mountains with multiple peaks over 2.500 meters. This is also the best region to visit with beautiful nature, rivers with emerald green water and many places where you can swim.

Right now I only have 32 waterfalls registered in Slovenia, but I am sure that there must be more. Every time I survey the map or do some desk research I find more waterfalls.

The best time to visit Slovenia is late spring when it is warmer and rivers are fed with a lot of melted snow from the mountains and feeds all those waterfalls. There are also a number of waterfalls which are best viewed after a period of heavy rain, such as slap Kloma and slap Boka.


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Biggest waterfalls by volume in Slovenia


Slap Boka is not only the highest waterfall in Slovenia, but is also seen as the most powerful waterfall in Slovenia. Slap Boka, near Bovec, has an average volume of 0,3 m3/sec but after heavy rainfall the volume can grow to an enormous volume of 50-100 m3/sec!

That Slap Boka really is the most powerful waterfall is doubtful. Slap Savica has an average volume of 5 m3/sec and in May it increases to 13 m3/sec. So the average volume of Slap Savica is higher than the average volume of Slap Boka.

If the reference is the maximum volume of a waterfall, then Slap Boka indeed is the biggest waterfall in Slovenia in terms of volume.

There is another karstic waterfall that sometimes explodes but most time of the year is dry: Slap Govic. I think this a good third most powerful waterfall in Slovenia.

  1. Slap Boka
  2. Slap Savica
  3. Slap Govic

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Highest waterfalls in Slovenia


The highest waterfall in Slovenia is slap Boka (136 meters high) and is also a fairly powerful waterfall, worthwhile to visit. Slap Boka is located northwest of Tolmin and is easily accessible and is already visible from the roadside.

Sometimes slap Kloma is mentioned as the highest waterfall in Slovenia, perhaps not entirely unjustified. Slap Kloma has the highest single drop of 128 meters, and if you count in the rest of the drop you end up with a total height of 183 meters. Unfortunately, the volume of slap Kloma is quit low and therefore not nearly as impressive as slap Boka. Slap Kloma is located north of Tolmin.

Another waterfall with a significant height is actually a series of waterfalls called Martuljkovi slapovi with a total height of 115 meter.

There are other waterfalls with heights near a hundred meter, but I am not sure if these figures are accurate. Slap Veliki Drsnik is located in the Fratarica gorge near Log pod Mangartom and has a free fall of 112 meter.
Slap Brinta is another tall waterfall in Slovenia with a total height of 104 meter. Last but not least Slap Podolski, near Trenta, has a total height of approximately 120 meter.

  1. Slap Boka (136 meter)
  2. Slap Kloma (128 meter)
  3. Slap Podolski (120 meter)
  4. Slap Veliki Drsnik (112 meter)
  5. Slap Brinta (104 meter)

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Most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia


I visited Slovenia for the first time July 2017 and I was lucky. The week before we arrived there was a lot of rainfall and when we were in the area of Bovec the weather was vert pleasant. The waterfall that impressed me most was slap Kozjak. This is not the highest or most powerful waterfall in Slovenia but the beauty of the surrounding, the colors and the atmosphere overwhelmed me. The waterfall is easy to reach and a must to visit.

Another waterfall that we liked very much is the more famous slap Peričnik. This waterfall is also located in a gorgeous surrounding and is also easy to reach. What makes this waterfall so special is that you can make a roundtrip that goes behind slap Peričnik. The views on the valley are tremendous and the waterfall was quit powerful.

The third waterfall I can recommend (although it is very touristic) is slap Savica near lake Bohinj. After a nice walk of 20 minutes you reach the waterfall.

All waterfall are located in the Julian Alps in Slovenia and certainly belong to the most beautiful waterfalls in Slovenia. But….I haven’t visited all waterfalls in Slovenia yet. I am sure I will come back because we liked Slovenia very much and nature is gorgeous.

  1. Slap Kozjak
  2. Slap Peričnik
  3. Slap Savica

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