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Sutjeska National Park

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Sutjeska National Park is the oldest and largest national park in BiH and its great worth and beauty makes it a true gem of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  It includes the area of Sutjeska in which also lies the Strict Nature Reserve Perućica, parts of mountains Maglić (2,386 m- highest peak in BiH), Volujak, Vučevo and Zelengora. Thanks to its well-kept, exceptional natural values, since 2000 NP Sutjeska has been listed in Category II of IUCN (UN department for conservation of nature and natural wealth).

NP Sutjeska is the most diverse complex of ecosystems in BiH and one of most diverse in South-Eastern Europe.  It is characterized by exceptional beauty and a diversity of landscapes, ranging from mild valleys, dense forest complexes, mountain pastures to high mountain massifs found throughout the Park.  On Zelengora Mountain there are eight glacial lakes popularly called “mountain eyes”, and other notable features of the area include the deep canyons of Sutjeska, Hrčavka and Jabučnica and crystal clear mountain rivers rich in brook trout.  The fundus of wild life and rare plants, some of them endemic, is rich and precious.  In the very heart of the park is the Strict Nature Reserve Perućica (1,434 ha), the best-preserved and largest rainforest in Europe, where any element of human intervention has been strictly forbidden since the National Park was established.

Many monuments of ancient as well as more recent history can be found in National Park Sutjeska.


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open today
Throughout the whole year.


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Update: December 07, 2017

Public transport

Foca-Trebinje, Sarajevo-Dubrovnik

By road

If you travel from Sarajevo, take the road Sarajevo – Trnovo towards Foča and then turn south, to the road for Trebinje and Dubrovnik, up to Tjentište. The main road between Sarajevo and Dubrovnik goes through the park for 12 km. Administrative center of the park is Tjentište, located near the north entrance.

National Park Sutjeska is also on a highway from Belgrade via Višegrad, Tjentište, Trebinje to Dubrovnik.

From Tjentište, there are following roads:  

Tjentište - Foča - Sarajevo (107 km) Tjentište - Foča - Sarajevo - Zagreb (594 km) Tjentište - Trebinje - Dubrovnik (151 km) Tjentište - Foča - Užice - Beograd (376) Tjentište - Gacko - Podgorica (165 km)

Closest airports to the park are those in Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik and Podgorica.

When you get to Tjentište, you should go to the info center where friendly personnel can provide you with all necessary information and details important for your stay in Sutjeska.


In front of Hotel Mladost, or at the parking lot accross the Tjentiste War Memorial Monument.


43.351646, 18.683624
43°21'05.9"N 18°41'01.0"E
34T 312273 4802471
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Sutjeska National Park

Tjentište bb
73311 Tjentište
Phone +387 58 233 102 Fax +387 58 233 114

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