Jokkmokk winter market holiday - Laponia Adventures

Jokkmokk winter market holiday

  • Sami experience with Silba Siida
  • Dog sledding with Jokkmokkguiderna
  • searching for the Sarek moose
  • Jokkmokk winter market
  • Northern light
  • Jokkmokk winter market
A weeklong activity package with accommodation in Jokkmokk

Jokkmokk winter market holiday is a weeklong activity package including accommodation at the guesthouse right in the center of Jokkmokk winter market. Enjoy the music and the atmosphere at the market place and try local food from the stalls. In small groups you will experience dog sledding and searching for the northern light in a wintry landscape outside Jokkmokk. Experience the Sami culture with a local reindeer herding family, meet their reindeers and listen to stories around the fire.

Already over 400 years ago people in the north gathered around Jokkmokk to trade fur, silver and other necessities. In the winter, the lakes where frozen and it was easy for merchants to travel longer distances. In the beginning of the 17th century the Swedish king wanted to control the northern territories and saw this as an excellent opportunity to establish a permanent market place to be able to draw taxes from the people. Jokkmokk winter market is still a yearly event and has developed to a festival including both the market place and different winter activities.

We guide you to the gems of the Jokkmokk winter market

This holiday tour is for you who…

…want to visit Jokkmokk winter market and have time to fully experience the market place and the surrounding nature. To join all the activities, you must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, sit down on the ground and enter a snowmobile sledge. Recommended age from 16 years old. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your physical ability.

Food and accommodation

During your time in Jokkmokk you will stay in twin rooms at Jokkmokk guesthouse, centrally located in Jokkmokk. Both the rooms and the common areas have a warm and a homely atmosphere. You will be served breakfast buffet and most dinners at the guesthouse and lunch will either be included on your activities or purchased on your own at the market (please see itinerary for details).

Guides and activities

For the day activities you will be divided into smaller groups of maximum 8 people. Dinner and some evening activities will be all together. We work with local guides and activity companies who have good knowledge of the culture and history in the area. You will also have a host that help you book additional activities or recommend things to do on your own.

This holiday is arranged together with Jokkmokkguiderna who run dogsledding tours in the woodlands outside Jokkmokk but also in the mountains of Laponia.

Here you find our Terms and conditions

Itinerary Jan 31-Feb 5

Included meals marked each day with B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner

DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK (D)

Jokkmokk is a small town just north of the Arctic Circle where the population doubles each year at the Jokkmokk winter market. We will all gather in the evening at 18.00 at Jokkmokk guesthouse where you will be staying for the week. You’ll have dinner together with your host who will brief you on the upcoming program. Check-in is possible from 15.00 but if you arrive earlier you will be able to leave your luggage at the guesthouse and have access to the common kitchen.

We arrange transfer from the center or the airports in Luleå. Pick-up at 15.00.

DAY 2 SAMI EXPERIENCE AND NORTHERN LIGHT EVENING (B,L,D)

We start the day with breakfast buffet at the guesthouse. Today you will visit our friend Anna Kuhmunen from a local reindeer herders’ family. You will get a chance to meet her reindeer, taste traditional Sámi food and listen to stories from her life and culture. In the afternoon you’ll have some time to explore the town on your own and to visit the local museum about the mountains and the Sami people. Or why not try the sauna at the guesthouse?

After dinner we will get dressed to go out searching for the northern light. A snowmobile will drive you outside Jokkmokk where we have a warming fire and glance to the sky, hoping for a glimpse of the northern light.

DAY 3 DOG SLEDDING TOUR AND LOCAL FLAVOUR SHOW (B,L,D)

The musher will pick you up at the guesthouse after breakfast and drive you to their ranch just outside Jokkmokk. You will get to know their dogs and go out on a dog sledding tour experiencing the winter landscape around Jokkmokk.

In the afternoon we will visit Eva Gunnare. Eva is a local food connoisseur and she will introduce you to flavors from berries and plants in the area.

DAY 4 WILDLIFE WATCHING AND INAUGURATION OF JOKKMOKK WINTER MARKET (B,L,D)

After breakfast we head out with minibuses searching for the great Sarek moose. Protected from the yearly hunting season the Sarek moose grow bigger than other moose. In the winter, they migrate down to the forest area east of Sarek National Park where they find food and protection from the harsh environment in the mountain. We take you to some of the moose’s favorite places.

During the day the streets in Jokkmokk have started to transform into a market place. In the evening you can visit the inauguration ceremony of Jokkmokk winter market.

The activities during day 2-4 can be switch around depending on the size of the group and weather conditions.

DAY 5 JOKKMOKK WINTER MARKET (B,D)

In the morning your host will present some highlight from the winter market before you go out and explore it on your own. Jokkmokk winter market has a great range of art and handicraft but also exhibitions, lectures and concerts. Lunch will be on your own at the market where you find several different options. In the evening we’ll meet for a closing dinner together.

DAY 6 DEPARTURE JOKKMOKK (B)

After breakfast it is time to say good bye and wish you safe travels home. Stay another day at the winter market and visit the places that you missed yesterday our just experience the festive atmosphere before you start your journey home. Lunch will be on your own.

We can arrange transfer to the center or the airports in Luleå. We will be leaving Jokkmokk winter market at 13 and arrive Luleå Airport or train station latest 16.00. You will have to check-out from your rooms latest 11.00 but you can leave your luggage in the luggage room if you would like and also use the common kitchen.

Itinerary Feb 5-10

Included meals marked each day with B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner

DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK (D)

Arrive early if you would like to spend this day on Jokkmokk winter market. You can check-in to your rooms at Jokkmokk guesthouse from 15.00. If you arrive earlier you can leave your luggage in the luggage room at Jokkmokk guesthouse and also access the common kitchen.

Jokkmokk is a small town just north of the Arctic Circle where the population doubles each year at the Jokkmokk winter market. We will all gather in the evening at 18.00 at Jokkmokk guesthouse and have dinner together. Your host for the week will brief you on the upcoming program. We arrange transfer from the train station or the airports in Luleå. We will pick you up at 9.00 and arrive Jokkmokk winter market around 12.00.

DAY 2 JOKKMOKK WINTER MARKET (B,D)

We start the day with breakfast buffet at the guesthouse and then your host will present some highlight from Jokkmokk winter market before you go out and explore it on your own. The market has a great range of art and handicraft but also exhibitions, lectures and concerts. Lunch will be on your own at the market where you’ll find several different food options. Dinner will be served at the guesthouse.

DAY 3 DOG SLEDDING TOUR AND LOCAL FLAVOUR SHOW (B,L,D)

The musher will pick you up at the guesthouse after breakfast and drive you to their ranch just outside Jokkmokk. You will get to know their dogs and go out on a dog sledding tour experiencing the winter landscape around Jokkmokk.

In the afternoon we will visit Eva Gunnare. Eva is a local food connoisseur and she will introduce you to flavors from berries and plants in the area.

DAY 4 WILDLIFE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHT EVENING (B,L,D)

After breakfast we head out with minibuses searching for the great Sarek moose. Protected from the yearly hunting season the Sarek moose grow bigger than its relatives. In the winter, they migrate down to the forest area east of Sarek national park where they find food and protection from the harsh environment in the mountain. We take you to some of the moose’s favorite places.

After dinner we will get dressed to go out searching for the northern light. A snowmobile will drive you outside Jokkmokk where we have a warming fire and glance to the sky, hoping for a glimpse of the northern light.

DAY 5 SAMI EXPERIENCE (B,L,D)

We start the day with breakfast buffet at the guesthouse. Today we will visit our friend Anna Kuhmunen from a local reindeer herders’ family. You will get a chance to listen to stories from her life and culture, meet their reindeers and taste traditional Sámi food.

In the afternoon you’ll have some time to explore the town on your own and visit the local museum about the mountains and the Sami people. Or why not try the sauna at the guesthouse? In the evening we’ll meet for a closure dinner together.

The activities during day 3-5 can be switch around depending on the size of the group and weather conditions.

DAY 6 DEPARTURE JOKKMOKK (B)

After breakfast it is time to say good bye and wish you safe travels home. Take a last tour in town before you start your journey home.

We can arrange transfer to central Luleå or Luleå airports. We will leave Jokkmokk around 9.00 and arrive Luleå train station or airport latest 12.00. You will have to check-out from your rooms latest 11.00 but if you are planning on staying in Jokkmokk during the day you are welcome to leave your luggage in the luggage room and use the common kitchen.

Tour info:

Price: SEK 19990
Date: Jan 31-Feb 5 & Feb 5-10 2021
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Start: Jokkmokk
End: Jokkmokk
Group size: 2-16

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The price includes:

  • Local English and Swedish speaking guides
  • Accommodation 5 nights in twin bedroom
  • Full board (except 1 lunch at the market)
  • All activities
  • A host that help you with logistics and organization of activities.

Options:

  • Single room SEK 750
  • Transfer from and to Luleå SEK 1800
  • Winter clothing including shoes SEK 1800kr

Weather
A normal day in February offers temperatures from -10 to -35 degrees Celsius. We rent winter clothing and shoes.

Special diet
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Passport & Visa
Make sure you check the current regulations for passport and visa to travel to Sweden.

Insurance
We recommend you to have valid travel insurance.

Reservations
We may need to adjust the route and the itinerary according to the conditions for the local reindeer herders, as well as current weather and snow conditions.

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