Krn Lake is located at an altitude of 1340 m. It is 400 m long and 17 m deep and is considered the largest alpine lake. Small, gluttonous fish (Phoxinus leavis) were brought to the lake between the wars as food for the trout and have acclimatised very well. Krn Lake almost completely floods the basin at the foot of Krn that is surrounded with rare pinewoods.
The moments at sunset, when from the banks of the lake one can view the rocky summits above, can be very peaceful. Duplje Lake is close by, smaller and shallower than Krn Lake, and immediately above it is the newly built lodge of PD (Mountain Association) Nova Gorica.
Access: 18 km from Bovec, at the end of the Lepena Valley, above the lodge Koča dr. Klementa Juga, starts a »comfortable« pathway; it takes about 2 to 2 ½ hours to reach the lakes.
GPS Northing (N) : 46,2861
GPS Easting (E) : 13,6835
[gallery title="The Krn lake" width="250" height="180" columns="3"]
[gallery_item title="View from Krn" src="/images/excursions-around-bovec/knsko-jezero-bovec-slovenia/krnsko-jezero-kirandulas-bovec-kornyeken-rafting-szlovenia-1.jpg" video_addr="VIDEO_ADDRESS"]The Julian Alps with the Krn lake[/gallery_item]
[gallery_item title="Mountain hut on the plateau" src="/images/excursions-around-bovec/knsko-jezero-bovec-slovenia/krnsko-jezero-kirandulas-bovec-kornyeken-rafting-szlovenia-2.jpg" video_addr="VIDEO_ADDRESS"]It is close to the lake[/gallery_item]
[gallery_item title="The Krn lake" src="/images/excursions-around-bovec/knsko-jezero-bovec-slovenia/krnsko-jezero-kirandulas-bovec-kornyeken-rafting-szlovenia-3.jpg" video_addr="VIDEO_ADDRESS"]Two hours from the valley[/gallery_item]