Štrbské Pleso is situated amidst the High Tatras in Slovenia, at an elevation of 1,346 metres (4,416 feet). On average, the glacier lake is covered in ice about 155 days per year. The mountain lake is subject to strict environmental protection regulations. Therefore, swimming is prohibited. However, it is possible to rent rowing boats at the lakeside. Enjoy the beautiful mountain panorama during a nice little cuise. Within the season, rentals are availabe daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
The true appeal of a trip to Štrbské Pleso lies in the unspoiled nature that surrounds it. While it was a popular travel destination in Eastern Europe during the 20th century, it has recently been forgotten, and is hardly known at all in the West. Hence, Štrbské Pleso promises peace and quiet. The healing mountain air also plays its part in the recreational value of the area. The surrounding forest is home to deer, eagles, wildcats, foxes, and many other animals. Furthermore, over 60 bears live in the area. Some of the hotels even offer so called "Bearwatching" tours, where guests get to watch the impressive woodlanders in their natural habitat.
A range of hiking trails around the lake invite you to enjoy the woods and the mountains. For a more comfortable way of exploring the surrounding peaks, check out the cable cars. If you're travelling during the winter, a ski resort can also be found in Štrbske pleso. It features runs for skiers of all skill levels.