Samosir

Samosir

Things to do - general

 

¤ Samosir is an island inside Lake Toba and the name of its governing regency. The Regency has a total area of is 2,433.5 square kilometers (939.6 sq mi), which includes the Samosir island that has the size of 630 square kilometers (240 sq mi). To see it on the map, click here.

What’s Special

Samosir holds the world record for being the largest island within an island. It is originally a surging dome on Toba caldera following the largest volcanic eruption ever to occur on earth. Then, there is a lake (Lake Sidihoni) on the island (which is inside Lake Toba). In other words, there is a lake within a lake as well.

Samosir is not only geologically unique, but also culturally special. The island is home to the Toba Batak heritage and cultures. In particular, their life values, musical instruments, dances are unique. Further, many traditional houses, artifacts and ancient relics are there. For instance, you can see house roofs arching upward like buffalo horns, white-washed churches, ancient stone tombs and monuments dotting the landscape.

Finally, the island’s scenery is breathtaking. It is an unspoiled countryside with its steep, pine-covered slopes that descend into the deep blue lake water. The views in every direction will clear your mind. They also ensure that your stay on Samosir relaxes you completely.

Points of Interest

Below is the list of some points of interest on Samosir:

Natural sites

  1. Holbung Hill
  2. Lake Sidihoni
  3. Pangururan Thermal Bath
  4. Parbaba Beach
  5. Sampean Hot Spring
  6. Tele Village
  7. Tuktuk Village

Cultural sites

  1. Aek Sipitu Dai
  2. Ambarita Village
  3. Batak Museum at Tomok
  4. Guru Stone
  5. Hobon Stone
  6. Huta Bolon Simanindo Museum
  7. Lontung Stone Fence
  8. Mount Pusuk Buhit
  9. Sawan Stone
  10. Sigulanti Village (Sianjur Mulamula)
  11. Stone Chairs of King Siallagan
  12. Tomb of King Sidabutar
  13. Tomok Village

Select Samosir as your travel destination if you wish to visit Lake Toba and the above attractions. See all destinations.

Country Indonesia
Area (km2)2,433.5 (939.6 sq mi)

Restaurants

Tuktuk Siadong 
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ABADI Guest House

ABADI Guest House

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Abadi Guest House is the perfect plac More info
Bagus Bay Homestay

Bagus Bay Homestay

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuktuk Siadong, 22395, Samosir
With a stay at Bagus Bay Guest House in Samosir, you’ll be within a 15-minute drive of Lake To More info
Bernards Guest House

Bernards Guest House

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk No. 30, Tuk Tuk 22395, Samosir
Bernards Guest House is situated in Tuk Tuk, 9 km from Parapat. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaur More info
Carolina Hotel

Carolina Hotel

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Simanindo, Tuk Tuk 22395, Samosir
Located in Tuk Tuk, 9 km from Parapat, Carolina Hotel features a sun terrace and mountain views. The More info
Dumasari Hotel

Dumasari Hotel

Jl Lingkar Tuk Tuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Dumasari Hotel is the perfect place t More info
Gading Homestay

Gading Homestay

Meat 22312, Samosir
It is located on Samosir, or Samosir Island, a large volcanic island in Lake Toba, located north of More info
Hariara Guest House

Hariara Guest House

Jl. Lingkar Tuk Tuk Siadong, Samosir
Hariara Guest House Samosir is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay More info
Hotel Pandu Lakeside Tuktuk

Hotel Pandu Lakeside Tuktuk

Tuktuk Siadong, Tuk Tuk 22395, Samosir
Pandu Lakeside Hotel Tuktuk is located in North Sumatra, by the famous Lake Toba. It provides free p More info
Hotel Silintong

Hotel Silintong

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk Siadong, Kec. Simanindo, Ambarita 22395, Samosir
When you stay at Silintong Hotel in Samosir, you’ll be a 1-minute walk from Lake Toba. This ho More info
Hotel Sumber Pulo Mas

Hotel Sumber Pulo Mas

Jl. Pulau Samosir, Ambarita 22395, Samosir
Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at More info
Hotel Tiga Besar

Hotel Tiga Besar

Jl. FL Tobing, Pardomuan I, Pangururan,, Samosir
Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at More info
Hotel Tuk Tuk Timbul

Hotel Tuk Tuk Timbul

Jl. Lingkar Tuk Tuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Planning to check-in outside your usual check-in time (such as in the morning or at midnight)? You c More info
JTS Hotel

JTS Hotel

Jl. Sosor manik, Parbaba, Situngkir 22390, Samosir
Situated in Samosir Island, North Sumatera, JTS Hotel Resort & Convention, provides comfortable More info
Juma Cottages

Juma Cottages

Jl. Gereja, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Juma Cottages is located in area / city Tuktuk Siadong. The guesthouse is located only 1.66 km away More info
Laster Jony's

Laster Jony's

Tuktuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395 , Samosir
Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Laster Jony’s offers pet-friendly accommodat More info
Lekjon Cottage

Lekjon Cottage

Tuktuk Siadong, Tuktuk 22395, Samosir
Lekjon Cottage is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comforta More info
Leokap Homestay

Leokap Homestay

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at More info
Liberta Homestay

Liberta Homestay

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Set in Tuk Tuk, 40 km from Pematangsiantar, Liberta Homestay offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Some More info
Marie'z Villa

Marie'z Villa

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Desa lumban Banghara, Tuktuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at More info
Marysca Homestay

Marysca Homestay

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuktuk Siadong, Simanindo 22395, Samosir
Marysca is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at More info
Mas Cottages

Mas Cottages

Tuk Tuk Pinda Raya, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Mas Cottages is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortabl More info
Oasis Samosir RedPartner

Oasis Samosir RedPartner

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Ambarita, Siallagan, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Oasis Samosir RedPartner is one of the hotels in Samosir that is equipped with various facilities to More info
OYO 1488 Prima Hotel

OYO 1488 Prima Hotel

Sialanguan, Pangururan 22395, Samosir
For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, OYO 1488 Prima Hotel is the perfect p More info
OYO 1694 Pariban Homestay

OYO 1694 Pariban Homestay

Jl. Raya Simanindo, Situngkir, Pangururan, Samosir
A popular budget hotel in Samosir OYO 1694 Pariban Homestay remains in limelight for multiple reason More info
OYO 1812 Dg Inn

OYO 1812 Dg Inn

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk No. 9, Toba, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
A popular budget hotel in Samosir OYO 1812 Dg Inn remains in limelight for multiple reasons. This bu More info
OYO 2379 Hotel Sibigo

OYO 2379 Hotel Sibigo

Tuktuk Siadong, Kecamatan Simanindo, Ambarita 22395, Samosir
A popular budget hotel in Samosir Hotel Sibigo remains in limelight for multiple reasons. This budge More info
OYO 2382 Wisata Hotel

OYO 2382 Wisata Hotel

Jl. Kejaksaan No 42 Pangururan 22392, Samosir
A popular budget hotel in Samosir Wisata Hotel remains in limelight for multiple reasons. This budge More info
OYO 2635 Ramos Inn

OYO 2635 Ramos Inn

Jl. Raya Simanindo No. 193, Pangururan, Samosir
A popular budget hotel in Samosir Ramos Inn remains in limelight for multiple reasons. This budget h More info
OYO 2901 Kings Guest House

OYO 2901 Kings Guest House

Martoba, Simanindo, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
A popular budget hotel in Kabupaten Samosir OYO 2901 Kings Guest House remains in limelight for mult More info
OYO 3202 Hans Homestay

OYO 3202 Hans Homestay

Jl. Lingkar, Tuktuk Siadong, Kec. Simanindo, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
A popular budget hotel in Samosir OYO 3202 Hans Homestay remains in limelight for multiple reasons. More info
OYO 3215 Marina Hotel

OYO 3215 Marina Hotel

Jl. Raya Simanindo, Situngkir, Kec. Pangururan, Samosir
A popular budget hotel in Samosir OYO 3215 Marina Hotel remains in limelight for multiple reasons. T More info
Penginapan Marroan 2 Tuktuk Siadong RedPartner

Penginapan Marroan 2 Tuktuk Siadong RedPartner

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Kec. Simanindo, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Marroan Inn 2 Tuktuk Siadong RedPartner features a garden and free Wi-Fi by the beach in Tuk Tuk. Th More info
Penginapan Sinaga

Penginapan Sinaga

Jl. Tele, Pangururan 22392, Samosir
Located at Samosir, a large volcanic island in Lake Toba in the north of Sumatra Island in Indonesia More info
RedDoorz Plus @ Vantas Hotel Parbaba

RedDoorz Plus @ Vantas Hotel Parbaba

Jl. Raya Simanindo, Desa Sialanguan, Kecamatan Pangururan, Samosir
RedDoorz Plus @ Vantas Hotel Parbaba is located in Sinapuran. The property provides free private par More info
Reggae Guest House

Reggae Guest House

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuk Tuk 22395, Samosir
Situated in Tuk Tuk, 10 km from Parapat, Reggae Guest House features a restaurant and free WiFi. Fre More info
Rodeo Penginapan

Rodeo Penginapan

Jl. Lingkar, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Staying at Penginapan Rodeo is a good choice when you are visiting Tuktuk Siadong. The hotel is loca More info
Rogate Beach Hotel

Rogate Beach Hotel

Jl. Raya Ambarita, Unjur, Simanindo 22395, Samosir
Rogate Beach Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Samosir. The hotel o More info
Romlan Guesthouse

Romlan Guesthouse

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk No. 30, Tuk Tuk 22395, Samosir
Offering a barbecue and views of the lake, Romlan is located in Ambarita, 9 km from Parapat. The gue More info
Royal Toba Inn

Royal Toba Inn

Jl. Horas, Tuktuk Siadong, Simanindo 22395, Samosir
Royal Toba Inn offers accommodation in Tomok, Samosir. It features mountain and Lake Toba views. Loc More info
Samosir Cottages

Samosir Cottages

Jl. Lingkar Tuk Tuk , Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Samosir Cottages Resort is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet More info
Samosir Villa Resort

Samosir Villa Resort

Jl. Lingkar Tuk Tuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395 , Samosir
Located in Samosir Island, Samosir Villa Resort provides a pleasant and unique experience. This prop More info
Sibayak Guest House

Sibayak Guest House

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
Stop at Wisma sibayak guest house to discover the wonders of Berastagi. The property features a wide More info
Sony Guesthouse

Sony Guesthouse

Jl. Pindah Raya, Kampung Siallagan, Tuk Tuk 22395, Samosir
Located in Tuk Tuk in the region of Sumatra, 11.3 km from Parapat, Sony Hotel Samosir features a ter More info
Tamado Cottages

Tamado Cottages

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk No. 26, Tuktuk Siadong, Simanindo, Samosir
Have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at Tamado Cottage, a wond More info
Thyesza Hotel

Thyesza Hotel

Jl. Pulau Samosir, Unjur, Simanindo, Tuktuk Siadong 2395, Samosir
A popular budget hotel in Samosir Thyesza Hotel remains in limelight for multiple reasons. This budg More info
Toba Beach Hotel

Toba Beach Hotel

Jl. Pangambatan, Desa Tomok 22359, Samosir
This hotel is the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crow More info
Toba Village Inn

Toba Village Inn

Tuktuk Siadong 1, Tuk Tuk 22395, Samosir
Offering direct access to Toba Lake, Toba Village Inn is set amidst a natural landscape. It boasts a More info
Toledo Inn

Toledo Inn

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Ambarita 22395, Samosir
Toledo Inn features a restaurant, bar, garden and private beach area in Ambarita. The accommodation More info
Villa Durian Tuktuk Timbul

Villa Durian Tuktuk Timbul

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuktuk Siadong 22395, Samosir
This villa is the perfect choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway or a honeymoon retreat. Enjo More info
Villa Lyla

Villa Lyla

Jl. Pasir Pulo Tolping, Martoba, Simanindo 22395, Samosir
Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at More info
Zoé’s Paradise Waterfront Hotel

Zoé’s Paradise Waterfront Hotel

Jl. Lingkar Tuktuk, Tuk Tuk 22395, Samosir
Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Zoé’s Paradise Waterfront Hotel offers accomm More info
1D Flexible Tour of Lake Toba (Private Tour)

1D Flexible Tour of Lake Toba (Private Tour)

Simalungun, North Tapanuli, Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Humbahas, Dairi
We offer a flexible full-day tour to attractions of your choice on Lake Toba. Ask your private drive More info
1D Samosir Island, See Ancient Toba (Private Tour)

1D Samosir Island, See Ancient Toba (Private Tour)

Samosir
Samosir island is the largest island within an island. The island is the center of the Toba Batak cu More info
3D2N Medan - Lake Toba - Samosir - Tongging

3D2N Medan - Lake Toba - Samosir - Tongging

Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Tour Medan, Lake Toba, Tongging and Berastagi in a group and get most of what you want with lots of More info
3D2N Medan & LakeToba (Private Tour)

3D2N Medan & LakeToba (Private Tour)

Samosir, Simalungun
Maimoon Palace has proven to be an integral part of the Indonesian culture and heritage. The majesti More info
3D2N Samosir - Berastagi – Lake Toba – Medan (Private Tour)

3D2N Samosir - Berastagi – Lake Toba – Medan (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Enjoy the Samosir island and Berastagi on this trip with the best experience of Lake Toba. Also, vis More info
4D3N Berastagi - Simalem - Samosir Island (Private Tour)

4D3N Berastagi - Simalem - Samosir Island (Private Tour)

Samosir, Karo
Experience a 4-day, 3-night trip to Berastagi, Simalem, and Samosir Island. Berastagi is the town fa More info
4D3N Lake Toba - Bahorok (Private Tour)

4D3N Lake Toba - Bahorok (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Simalungun
Experience a 4-day, 3-night trip to Lake Toba, Parapat, Samosir Island, Berastagi, Bahorok, and Meda More info
4D3N Lake Toba, Taman Simalem & Medan (Private Tour)

4D3N Lake Toba, Taman Simalem & Medan (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Explore Lake Toba from its landmarks. Spend one night each at Samosir, Taman Simalem, and Medan. Hig More info
4D3N Medan Joint Tour

4D3N Medan Joint Tour

Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
Explore 4D3N Medan joint tour and get to see the best parts of Medan and Lake Toba. In Medan, visit More info
4D3N Medan Lake Toba Holidays (Private Tour)

4D3N Medan Lake Toba Holidays (Private Tour)

Samosir, Karo, Simalungun
The 4-day Lake Toba tour features Medan, Parapat, Samosir Island, Berastagi via Simarjarunjung. Expl More info
5D4N Berastagi - Lake Toba - Medan (JW Marriott)

5D4N Berastagi - Lake Toba - Medan (JW Marriott)

Simalungun, Samosir, Karo
This 5-day Lake Toba tour is the best package for enjoying all places around Samosir island, Berasta More info
5D4N Lake Toba Ring Road (Private Tour)

5D4N Lake Toba Ring Road (Private Tour)

Simalungun, North Tapanuli, Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Humbahas, Dairi
One way to be a master of Lake Toba is by making a circle journey around the lake. It’s shorel More info
5D4N LakeToba - Berastagi Highland & Bahorok (Private Tour)

5D4N LakeToba - Berastagi Highland & Bahorok (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat, Simalungun
This 5-day 4-night trip is the best LakeToba tour package if you want to cover Lake Toba, Berastagi More info
6D5N North Sumatra Highlights (Private Tour)

6D5N North Sumatra Highlights (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat
Price per person from US$ 941
This Lake Toba tour will cover many things. They include Samosir Island, Batak king’s residenc More info
7D6N Bukit Lawang & LakeToba (Private Tour)

7D6N Bukit Lawang & LakeToba (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Langkat, Simalungun
This diverse Bukit Lawang and Lake Toba tour will take you from busy city life to the dense jungle a More info
8D7N North Sumatra Jungle Adventure (Private Tour)

8D7N North Sumatra Jungle Adventure (Private Tour)

Samosir, Langkat
This 8-day 7-night Lake Toba tour package covers the orangutans, the lake, Batak culture, and Medan More info
9D8N Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan & LakeToba (Private Tour)

9D8N Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan & LakeToba (Private Tour)

Samosir, Toba Samosir, Karo, Langkat
Embark on a nine-day and eight–night exclusive tour of Bukit Lawang, Tangkahan, and Lake Toba. Bukit More info

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