Vjosa Wild River National Park
A park in the making
About

Vjosa at a glance

400 km

of untamed waterway

1000+

species

300

cultural monuments

01

UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site

Landscape

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Experience the park

A place to explore, discover, and unwind, Vjosa Wild River National Park is vast. The park offers its visitors beautiful canyons, braided river sections, and meandering stretches. The joy of its wonder lies beyond first glance -  from the peaceful solitude of days on the river to the hidden habitats of vital creatures. Visitors to Vjosa can raft in its meandering waters, hike and camp in its lush forests, or climb and swim in its impressive canyons. The massive network of the Vjosa riversystem with more than 400 km of waterways invite you to discover one of the last wild rivers in Europe.

The first phase of the Vjosa Wild River National Park will be operational by early 2024.

Biodiversity

Vjosa's rich environment includes a wide variety of life, all of whom are essential to the ecosystem of the waterway. Playful otters, microscopic organisms, and the threatened Egyptian vulture are just some of the fauna that make Vjosa their home. Within its geography are 13 animal species and two plant species assessed as globally threatened by IUCN, making this region an important site for a thriving habitat. Balancing nature and human nature, this Wild River National Park offers tranquility to all creatures.

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In the news

How Vjosa Wild River National Park was created—and sparked a movement

National Geographic

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Europe’s first wild river park is ideal for nature lovers on a budget

Euronews

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Europe’s first National River Park is Albania’s Vjosa River

Lonely Planet

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‘Historic moment’ for nature as Europe’s first wild river national park announced in Albania

The Guardian

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