Destinations to Visit on Lake Toba

Lake Toba and its surrounding tourist areas spread across seven regencies (counties) in North Sumatra, Indonesia. They share the lake’s 294-kilometer (180 mi) shoreline. Further north from the lake is the city of Pematangsiantar. Although it is not on the lake shore, many tourists coming to Lake Toba often visit the small city to see their museums and other artifacts. However, the town is completely encircled by Simalungun Regency. Peoples in both places share the same tribe of Simalungun. Further northwest is Langkat Regency. Again, it is not on the lake shore, but many tourists coming to Lake Toba often visit Langkat to see orangutans and other rare species. We have therefore organized Destinations on Lake Toba into eight locations accordingly.

We have provided below a summary of what each location offers to help you decide where to go.