Morskie Oko

Take a hike to the Rybi Potok Valley to admire the reflection of the imposing peaks of High Tatras in the fourth-deepest lake of the region: Morskie Oko (the Eye of the Sea). Take a refreshing stroll around the rocky shore washed by crystal clear water to dine at the cosy wooden refuge before you hit the mountain trail of your choice!

Tour Overview

Morskie Oko lake is truly a wonder of nature, pleasing the eyes of visitors with a range of colours and reflections present on the wind-blurred surface of the lake. Located 1,395 metres over the sea level, hovered over the famous winter resort of Zakopane, Morskie Oko has been hailed the best hiking spot of Poland for a reason. Nature at its best!

If asked what the heart of the Tatra Mountains is, most locals would agreeably point at Morskie Oko. Situated in the middle of the Tatra National Park in southern Poland, breathtakingly surrounded by the highest summit of Polish Tatras (Rysy, reaching 2,503 m) and the extensive Mieguszowiecki Summits, Morskie Oko provides a highly popular observation spot for tourists, having been placed among the five most beautiful lakes on Earth by The Wall Street Journal. Fortunately enough for its visitors, it is also only 100 kilometres away from another jewel of the region - the royal city of Krakow.

Visiting the ski resort of Zakopane, located 25 kilometers away from the Rybi Potok Valley, is a great occasion to devote one day to sightsee the scenic area of Morskie Oko. The car park in Palenica Bialczanska is where the route begins, enabling you to cover the remaining 8 kilometers either on foot (2-2,5 h) or by a horse-driven cart/sleigh, depending on the season.

The steepy path leading to the shore of Morskie Oko offers an incredible view of Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza waterfalls, with their sound blaring in the distance, as well as it lets you pass the oldest wooden refuge of the Tatras, now replaced by a modernised facility, serving the hearty cuisine of Zakopane region at its restaurant. The pine-surrounded wonder of Morskie Oko not only enables you to closely admire the clarity of its water table or jump on its stepping stones, but also to enter the thick icy cover during the winter season, under conducive conditions. Ardent hikers may use Morskie Oko as a starting point of numerous hiking trails it offers, such as the one leading to the top of magnificent Rysy.

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Tour Details

  • Please, dress appropriately for the hiking part of your visit to Morskie Oko. The last part of the distance needs to be covered on foot. Taking bottled water with you is highly advisable.
  • The admission fee to the Tatra National Park is PLN 4 for adults and PLN 2 for minors.
  • It is forbidden to collect any plants within the area of the national park.
  • It is possible to have your trip to Morskie Oko arrange regardless of your place of stay in Poland. Simply, inform us of where you are and what the intended date of your trip is, and we will do the rest!

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