Virje Waterfall – Pearl of Nature in Soča Valley

Soča valley in Slovenia is a true natural gem. It's perfect for anyone who loves spending time in nature. Although the Soča valley has many incredible places to visit, my favorite ones are waterfalls. Virje waterfall is one of them.
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Arijana & Matej
Arijana & Matej

Croatian-Slovenian full-time travel duo, photographers, bloggers and travel journalists for over 4 years. We write in-depth travel guides about destinations we have personally visited, providing practical travel tips and recommendations.

About Virje Waterfall

The water of Virje waterfall comes from Giljun Stream, which is one of the rare karstic springs that never dry up. The waterfall is the 12 meters high multi-stranded one and stretches up to 20 meters wide. Underneath the waterfall is a big emerald green pool. The place looks like a fairytale.

The water there is icy cold, but I’ve read that many people take a swim there. I didn’t try it as we visited for sunrise, and it was cold with no sun. Otherwise, I would probably do it. It looks too magical not to try it.

The waterfall itself is quite picturesque and the photos look great from every angle.

Virje waterfall in Slovenia

How to get to the waterfall?

The easiest way is coming from Bovec with a car. You can also come by foot (many people walk to all these popular places while in Soča) or cycle there. You just have to follow the labels for the locations you want to visit. Everything is marked so you can’t get lost that easily. From the parking lot of the waterfall, you need an additional ten minutes to get there.

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Plitvice lakes Croatia from above

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Hike to the top of the Virje Waterfall

Hike to the top of the Virje waterfall. It only takes a few minutes. It is a bit steep, but it’s not that hard to get there. You’ll see beautiful pools up too, plus a new perspective on the place.

Top of Virje waterfall in Slovenia

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Find the rare karstic spring that never dries up

From the top of the Virje waterfall, continue to the Giljun stream source. It’s not that far away, but it is something you can’t miss. Especially during the morning as the light can be amazing.

Giljun source in Slovenia

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