Discovering the Landscapes of Northern Montenegro

By , 20 Apr 2018, 20:03 PM Travel
Discovering the Landscapes of Northern Montenegro Creative Commons / Emil Joanović

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TMN discovers the landscapes of Northern Montenegro on April 20, 2018. 

The northern part of Montenegro is made mostly of mountains and beautiful landscapes, breathtaking sights, pure nature, hiking, and mountain climbing, all of which leaves a lasting impression. This article suggests the most amazing scenes you can witness in Montenegro, focusing on three mountains that are the most interesting to conquer: Bjelasica, Durmitor and Prokletije.


Bjelasica is a mountain range located in North Central Montenegro. The highest peak is Crna Glava which is 2.139 meters high. The Bjelasica mountain can be found in five of Montenegro’s municipalities, including Kolasin, Mojkovac, Bijelo Polje, Berane and Andrijevica. This mountain is relatively accessible, making it suitable for summer activities which grow in popularity every day. These activities include ecotourism, hiking, mountaineering and recreational tourism. Bjelasica also features six lakes, which are equally as accessible.  However, if you are planning to visit the mountain during the winter, it is also a hotspot among skiers, snowboarders and winter sports activists in general. The lodging and camping at Bjelasica are attractive as well, especially if you can find accommodation in authentic huts called ‘Katuns’. 


Durmitor is the center of Montenegrin mountain tourism and is part of the Dinaric Alps – a mountain chain that spans all the way from Northern Italy, across Balkans, to Southern Albania. This mountain is located in Northwestern Montenegro, mostly occupying the Zabljak municipality, and its highest point is Bobotov Kuk (2.523 meters) which is also the highest peak of Montenegro. Boasting wild beauty, beautiful lakes, and the Tara and Piva rivers, the “Durmitor” National Park was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1980. During the winter, skiing and snowboarding activities are highly popular among visitors, while in the summer, activities such as mountain climbing and recreational tourism take place. Water sports are also commonly practiced in this area due to the many lakes. Durmitor is home to 18 lakes in total, the most well-known being Crno Lake (Black Lake). Crno Lake consists of two lakes – Veliko Lake and Malo Lake. These lakes are connected by a narrow creek which usually dries up during the hot summer days, forcing the two lakes to separate. Crno Lake is easily accessible and there is natural walking path for visitors. 

Durmitor is also home to extreme sports, and the most popular attractions for tourists are bungee jumping and zip lining, which both take place at the Tara river bridge.


Prokletije is a mountain range that is also part of the Dinaric Alps. The Prokletije mountain extends from eastern Montenegro, through Albania and ends in Kosovo. Its highest peak, however, is located in Albania and reaches 2.694 meters high. This mountain range is probably the most popular among visitors during the summer, especially for activities such as hiking and mountaineering. Prokletije mountain presents a real challenge for mountain climbers and is considered one of the hardest mountains to conquer in Montenegro. The mountain is enriched with lakes and boasts 20 of them! Hrid Lake or Liqenat Lake have become popular tourist attractions due to their untouched nature, wild beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Prokletije mountain is abounding with a unique world of landscapes, locations and a natural environment, and it is up to you to take in everything this mountain has to offer.

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