From the east, it is surrounded by Mount Pivska (1,775 m) and the River Piva down to Šćepan field, and further from the Drina River to the mouth of the Sutjeska River, to the west is Mount Zelengora (2,014 m) connected with Mount Lelija (2,032 m), in the southeast there are Mount Maglić (2,386 m), Mount Volujak (2,337 m) and Mount Bioč (2.397m) in Montenegro. The River Sutjeska flows thorugh this aera together with several tributaries. The most attractive park area is Perucica rainforest (1.291 ha), unique in Europe.
It was proclaimed a national park in 1962. Particularly interesting are beautiful mountain lakes of glacial origin, also known as “mountain eyes”, which because of its beauty and attractiveness are the outstanding tourist site of the region. .
Sutjeska National Park manages a rich hunting ground of 53 240 ha in area.
In this exceptional area, besides natural beauties, there are numerous material and historical evidences presenting the history, lifestyle and traditions of the region in a specific way.
The great wealth that dates back to 700 years ago are the stećak tombstones, which will tell you their own story with symbols carved on them.
The people of this area were involved in livestock breeding, as evidenced by katuni – summer herders’ settlements. Even today, herders of the region, according to the centuries-old tradition, take their livestock to pastures during summer.
From the recent history, there is a distinctive monument from the World War II, which tells the story of Battle of Sutjeska and witness the suffering of the people of this region. The monument is located in the Tjentište memorial complex, where visitors can visit the “Battle of Sutjeska” (1943) memorial room, whose interior is decorated with wall frescoes.
– Tara River Canyon (the first in depth in Europe, second in the world)
– Skakavac Waterfall (75 m)
– Lakes ‘Mountain Eyes’
– Mount Maglic, the highest peak in BiH (2386 m)
– Perucica rainforest forest
– Earth pyramids
Culture and events
The stećak tombstones are a great value that dates back 700 years age, as well as katuni – summer cattle pastures. Even today, herders of the region, according to the centuries-old tradition, take their livestock to pastures during summer.
Flora and fauna in National Park Sutjeska
– over 2,600 species of vascular herbs with a high percentage of endemic and rare species
– 100 species of edible mushrooms, and a large number of species from the Red list, ie. rare, endangered and sensitive ones
– 114 bird species.