Lake Goygol

The Goygol National Park is home to a number lakes, the most stunning of which is Lake Goygol, considered by many to be Azerbaijan’s most beautiful. It came into being after a 12th-century earthquake sent rocks crashing down from the peak of the now iconic Mount Kapaz and blocking a river flowing below. The deep blue lake (Goygol means 'Blue Lake' in Azerbaijani) sits at 1,500 metres in the Lesser Caucasus Mountains and is surrounded by lush forests inhabited by a variety of wildlife, including red deer, vultures, bears and lynx. Given the beauty of Lake Goygol and the surrounding forest landscape, for centuries the area has been a source of inspiration for Azerbaijani artists, writers, artists and musicians.