Lake Hrid

Did you ever consider driving on the day before your wedding to a remote mountain lake, beautifully framed by rock-hewn mountains and stands of spruce trees, and once there throw a coin into the clear blue waters for nothing more than luck? Lake Hrid (Hridsko Jezero) is known in Montenegro as “Lucky Lake” – the waters of Lake Hrid are said to bring unending luck in marriage. While throwing something of value into the water is always a safe bet, many people travel to Lake Hrid to fulfill their lucky endeavor by taking a dip in its cool mountain water. Travelers to Lake Hrid can admire one of Montenegro’s less well-known mountain paradises.


Published: Wednesday 01st of January 2003 Updated: Wednesday 07th of July 2021

Did you ever consider driving on the day before your wedding to a remote mountain lake, beautifully framed by rock-hewn mountains and stands of spruce trees, and once there throw a coin into the clear blue waters for nothing more than luck?  Lake Hrid (Hridsko Jezero) is known in Montenegro as “Lucky Lake” – the waters of Lake  Hrid are said to bring unending luck in marriage.  While throwing something of value into the water is always a safe bet, many people travel to Lake Hrid to fulfill their lucky endeavor by taking a dip in its cool mountain water.  Travelers to Lake Hrid can admire one of Montenegro’s less well-known mountain paradises.




With a depth of about 5 meters (16 feet) in the summer, Lake Hrid provides an attractive option for families that are looking for the calm of the mountains.  Frozen in winter, Lake Hrid isn’t Montenegro’s largest lake at 300 meters (less than a quarter-mile) in length. However, what it lacks in size, it apparently makes up for in terms of the “luck” factor, and its stunning setting among stands of pine trees and spruce.  Find Lake Hrid in the northwestern corner of Prokletije, easily accessible from the towns of Plav and Gusinje.