Koman Lake – River Shala Excursion

Guided • Full Day • €50 Per Person (No Minimum)


Often compared to Norway’s magnificent fjords, Albania’s Lake Koman will dazzle you with its rugged natural beauty. Incredibly, this lake and her breathtaking surroundings that we see today, did not even exist until the 1970’s.  The building of a large hydroelectric project/ dam on the Drin River, created this gorgeous lake.

Located about a one hour drive from Shkodër, our Lake Koman excursion will culminate in a relaxing journey on the smooth glass-like water. If this adventure sounds familiar to you, it’s likely because you may have heard about it in a Bradt Travel Guide© where it was labeled “one of the great boat trips in the world.” We hope you’ll come see this magnificent lake.


Transfer – Starting with an early morning pick-up (around 6-7 am) from your hotel or guesthouse (in Shkodër), our professional driver will transfer you and your guide to Lake Koman where we will board the morning ferry.

Cruise – During this tranquil two-hour Lake Koman ferry journey, we will pass through the scenic Drini Valley, which is cradled by 1500-meter-high rugged mountains.

Lunch –  Arriving around 11.30am on an island near the River Shala you can swim in the clear water so make sure you bring your swimming costume! At around 1:30pm will break for a delicious homemade lunch (included) in a local restaurant .

Leisure Time – After your lunch you can sunbathe, swim, people watch or just relax next to the tranquil waters.

Return Transfer We will drop you off at your hotel or back at the Florian’s Guesthouse at around 7:30pm.

  • Please note: This trip is also available starting from Podgorica or Ulcinj, Montenegro (between 1- 1.15hr North of Shkoder) for €80 per person (Minimum 3 people)


€50 Per Person

What to Bring

Albanian Leke (ALL), Swimsuit, Towel, Hat, Sunscreen