North East Montenegro
The Northeast region of Montenegro is primarily a place of pure unspoilt nature. Many holidaymakers come to the region to seek unforgettable experiences in outstanding surroundings.
Within the area is the Biogradska Gora National Park, which is 54 square kilometres of forest and mountain slopes with six glacial lakes. Biogradsko Lake is found at the entrance to the park. Though Biogradska Gora is the smallest national park in Montenegro, the area is abundant with a diverse array of plant life and wildlife, with approximately 220 different species of plant, 150 different species of bird, and 10 types of animal roaming the Biogradska region.
Kolasin is a town in northern Montenegro, and visitors to the mountainous regions of Montenegro can stop here for the shops, restaurants and amenities that are available in this small town. It is the unofficial centre of the Moraca region, which is named after the Moraca River . The area is easily accessible by road and rail, and it is also a popular destination for people visiting the northeast of Montenegro. Although the nearby and better-known Zabljak is primarily the main destination for those who are looking to travel in northeast Montenegro, the accessibility of Kolasin makes the town a desirable location. The train station in the town is part of the Belgrade-Bar route, and the two-lane motorway that offers road access runs 50 miles through to Podgorica, which has an international airport, and on through the various towns and villages along the Adriatic coast.
The altitude of Kolasin (954 metres) has led to the recognition of the town as an air spa, and there is a luxury health resort and spa located centrally in the town. The town is found at the foot of two mountains the Bjelasica and the Sinjajevina both of which offer sterling conditions for skiing and other winter sport activities such as snowboarding. Hikers and trekkers are also attracted to the area, due to the astounding views and well established hiking trails that wind through the vast area of Northeast Montenegro.
The local cuisine caters perfectly for lovers of the great outdoors and hearty meals are commonplace, with a local speciality being the superb rotisserie lamb. Some of the best Montenegrin cheeses and curds are made in the northeast of the country, and dairy products in particular are renowned as high quality foods across Montenegro and beyond.
The untouched beauty of Northeast Montenegro offers holidaymakers and those who are there for tourism reasons a unique outdoor experience in one of the most unspoilt natural areas in the world. Many come to the area to ski or trek through the mountains and forests. There is a vast array of wildlife to be seen and there are guided treks offered from the towns in the northeast area of Montenegro, such as Zabljak and Kolasin. The revitalising air in the region has positive effects, and the taste of the Northeast Montenegro air will stick in the mind of the visitors, as it is uniquely clean and has replenishing and spa-like qualities.