Type: Around Sarajevo
The Mt. Igman plateau lies 24 km to the southwest of Sarajevo, and there are several settlements that lie at the base of the mountain – Ilidža, Hrasnica, Vojkovići, Hadžići....
Igman's highest point, Crni Vrh, is 1,510 meters above sea level, but is one of the lowest compared to Sarajevo’s other surrounding mountains.
Yet, the lowest temperature in the region – an incredible -43oC (-45oC) – was recorded on Igman and it contains an exceptionally high concentration of good air, which is why this mountain is considered a fresh air haven and an ideal place for rest and recreation.
On clear days, the view from the top offers fantastic views which can even take in Montenegro and the Adriatic Sea!
Today, Igman is one of the most popular excursion destinations around Sarajevo. During spring, summer and autumn it attracts those who love mountaineering and biking, and in winter it is an ideal spot for lovers of winter sports and activities.
Malo Polje on Mt. Igman has a two-seater lift, and the futsal court, bocce field, volleyball court, ping pong tables and children’s fun park are open during the summer months.
The tubing (sledding) lanes work year round.
The restaurant, Malo Polje, is situated below the ski jump ramp, with the amphitheater near the ski lifts.
You can play soccer, volleyball and basketball at Igman’s Veliko Polje, and there are also many marked mountain bike trails.
Igman is a mountain with exceptionally high ozone concentrations, so is it is a sort of an air spa that is suitable for sport crew trainings.
Together with Bjelašnica, it has app. 50km of ski trails for Nordic running and 160 marked trails for mountain biking.
Its Malo polje is placed in a quiet valley, thus being an ideal location for children skiing schools. It offers 5 kid ski-lifts plus a two-seat chairlifts for bigger and more experienced skiers. Malo polje’s attraction are ski jumping hills where Olympic gold in 1984 was won by Matti Nykänen and Jens Weißflog.
Ski jumping hills have not been operational ever since being severely damaged by 1990s war atrocities. The same happened to the bobsled trail in Trebević, another of the Sarajevo’s Olympic mountains.
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