Jokkmokk winter market holiday - Laponia Adventures

Jokkmokk winter market holiday

A weeklong activity package with hotel accommodation 

Jokkmokk winter market holiday is a weeklong activity package including hotel accommodation 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 we will bring you out dog sledding and searching for the northern light in a wintry landscape outside Jokkmokk. Experience the Sami culture, meet the 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 the activities, you must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and enter a snowmobile sledge. 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 hotel Akerlund, centrally located in Jokkmokk. The rooms and the common areas are nicely renovated with a homely atmosphere. You will be served breakfast buffet and dinner at the hotel 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 do dogsledding tours in the woodlands outside Jokkmokk but also in the mountains of Laponia.

Here you find our Terms and conditions

Itinerary Feb 2-7

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 Hotel Akerlunds where you will be staying for the week. You’ll have dinner together with your host who will brief you on the upcoming program.

We arrange transfer from the center or the airports in Luleå. Pick-up at 14.00.

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

We start the day with breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today we 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, visit the local museum about the mountains and the Sami people. Or why not try the sauna at the hotel?

After dinner you will get an introduction to the northern light and if skies are clear we get dressed to go out searching. A snowmobile will drive you outside Jokkmokk where we have a 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 hotel 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 Main Street 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 at the Akerlunds hotel.

DAY 6 DEPARTURE JOKKMOKK (B)

After breakfast it is time to say good bye and wish you safe travels home. Visit the places on the Jokkmokk winter market that you missed yesterday our just experience the festival 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

Itinerary Feb 7-12

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. Luggage can be dropped at Hotel Akerlunds where you will be staying for the week. 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 Hotel Akerlunds and have dinner together. Your host for the week who 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 hotel 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 Akerlunds hotel.

DAY 3 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 you will get an introduction to the northern light and if skies are clear we get dressed to go out searching. A snowmobile will drive you outside Jokkmokk where we have a fire and glance to the sky, hoping for a glimpse of the northern light.

DAY 4 DOG SLEDDING TOUR AND LOCAL FLAVOUR SHOW (B,L,D)

The musher will pick you up at the hotel 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 5 SAMI EXPERIENCE (B,L,D)

We start the day with breakfast buffet at the hotel. 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, visit the local museum about the mountains and the Sami people. Or why not try the sauna at the hotel? In the evening we’ll meet for a closure dinner at the hotel.

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.

Tour info:

Price: SEK 19950
Date: Feb 2-7 & Feb 7-12 2020
Start: Jokkmokk
End: Jokkmokk
Group size: 2-16

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The price includes:

  • Local English and Swedish speaking guides
  • Hotel accommodation 5 nights in twin bedroom
  • Half board 5 days at Hotel Åkerlunds (No beverages included)
  • Lunch 3 dagar
  • Sami experience
  • Wildlife watching tour
  • Dog sledding tour
  • Northern light tour
  • Flavour show
  • Northern light tour
  • Recommendations on what to visit on the Jokkmokk winter market.
  • Host that help you with logistics and organization of activities.

Options:

  • Single room SEK 3490
  • Transfer from and to Luleå SEK 1500
  • 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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