6 Days
Length
February
Season
Easy
Difficulty
Max. 16 participants
Group Size
Guesthouse
Accommodation

Jokkmokk Winter Market Holiday, is a 6 days holiday package, packed with amazing activities during Jokkmokk Market including accommodation at Jokkmokk Guesthouse in the center of Jokkmokk. Experience the Sámi culture, go on a northern light tour, follow on wildlife watching in search of the great Sarek elks, go dog sledding and much more but last but not least experience the festive atmosphere at the market area.

 

 

Already over 400 years ago people in the north gathered around Jokkmokk to trade fur, silver and other necessities and in 1605 Jokkmokk Winter Market established. The market is still a yearly event and has developed to a festival including the market, exhibitions and lectures about the nature and culture of the north.
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We have put together the gems of Jokkmokk Winter Market in a holiday package including accommodation at Jokkmokk Guesthouse in the center of the market area with activities in and outside the town.
Learn about the Sámi culture and meet reindeers and go on a tour with snow mobile with chance to see the northern lights. Experience the feeling silently travel through the winter landscape behind a team of sled dogs, follow on wildlife watching in search of the great Sarek moose and go on a flavor show for all senses. You will also have time to on your own explore the market place with its great range of handicraft, food, art but also exhibitions, lectures and concerts. We will guide you to a complete experience of the Jokkmokk Winter Market.
We work with local activity companies who have good knowledge of the culture and history in the area. You will also have access to a host that will help you and who can make recommendations of activities to do on your own, based on your wishes and interests.


DATES

31 Jan – 5 Feb 2021
5 – 10 Feb 2021


LOCATION

Jokkmokk

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INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY

Local English and Swedish speaking guides
Accommodation 5 nights at Jokkmokk Guesthouse
Full board (except 1 lunch at the market)
Sami experience with Anna Kuhmunen at Silba Siida
Wildlife watching, in search of the Sarek moose
Dog sled tour in the woodlands
Flavor show with Eva, local food creator and food connoisseur, Essence of Lapland
Northern light tour with snow mobile
Recommendations of what to visit on the Jokkmokk winter market
Host that help you with logistics and organization of the activities


NOT INCLUDED

Travel and transfers to and from Jokkmokk
Travel insurance


OPTIONS

●   Single room 750 Sek
●   Transfer from and to Luleå 1800 Sek
●   Winter clothing including warm shoes 1800 Sek


 

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

1

Day 1 - Arrival to Jokkmokk (D)

Jokkmokk is a small town just north of the Arctic Circle where the population multiplies every year at the Jokkmokk winter market. You will be staying at Jokkmokk Guesthouse centrally located in Jokkmokk. Check in possible from 15:00.
Meet your host at the guesthouse at 18:00 and enjoy a nice dinner together. Your host will brief you on the upcoming program for the week.

We can arrange transfer from the center or airport in Luleå. Pick-up at 15:00.
NOTE, the transfer must be booked in advance.

2

Day 2 - Sámi 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 who comes from a local reindeer herding 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 will have some time on your own to either explore the town or visit Ájtte – principal museum of Sami culture and the mountain region, which we highly recommend. Or try the sauna at the guesthouse.

After the dinner a snowmobile will take you on a northern lights tour and drive you outside Jokkmokk, where we have a fire and glance to the sky, hoping to see the northern lights. The fire has provided people with safety and heat for thousands of years.

3

Day 3 - Dog sled tour and Flavor show (B,L,D)

After breakfast you will be picked up by car and go to the kennel just outside Jokkmokk. You will meet our friendly huskies and go out on a dog sled tour experiencing the winter landscape around Jokkmokk. During the tour we stop to barbecue pork, sausages and boil coffee over an open fire.

In the afternoon you will enjoy a flavor show and gastronomic experience with local produce, guided by Eva Gunnare, a local food connoisseur.

4

Day 4 - Searching for the Sarek moose and the opening ceremony of the 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 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.

During the day Jokkmokk have slowly started to transform into a market place and in the evening you can participate in the opening ceremony for the Jokkmokk Winter Market, which is on walking distance from the guesthouse.

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

5

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. 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 which offers a lot of options.
In the evening we gather for final dinner together.
6

Day 6 - Departure from Jokkmokk (B)

After breakfast it is time to say good bye and wish you safe travels home. Check-out latest at 11:00 but you can leave luggage in the luggage room if you want to take a last stroll on the market before you start travel home.

We can arrange transfer to the center or the airport in Luleå. Leaving Jokkmokk at 13:00 and Drop-off at the airport latest at 16:00. NOTE, the transfer must be booked in advance.

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

1

Day 1 - Arrrival to Jokkmokk (D)

Jokkmokk is a small town just north of the Arctic Circle where the population multiplies every year at the Jokkmokk winter market. You will be staying at Jokkmokk Guesthouse centrally located in.
Check in possible from 15:00. If you arrive earlier you can leave your luggage in the luggage room.
Meet your host at the guesthouse in the evening at 18.00 and enjoy a nice dinner together. Your host will brief you on the upcoming program for the week.

We can arrange transfer from the center or airport in Luleå. Pick-up at 09:00 and arrive to Jokkmokk Winter Market approx. 12:00. NOTE, the transfer must be booked in advance.

2

Day 2 - Jokkmokk Winter Market (B, D)

The morning starts with a breakfast buffet and then your host will present some highlight from the 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 which offers a lot of options. Dinner will be served at your guesthouse.
3

Day 3 - Dog sled tour and Flavor show (B,L,D)

After breakfast you will be picked up by car and go to the kennel just outside Jokkmokk. You will meet our friendly huskies and go out on a dog sled tour experiencing the winter landscape around Jokkmokk. During the tour we stop to barbecue pork, sausages and boil coffee over an open fire.

In the afternoon you will enjoy a flavor show and gastronomic experience with local produce, guided by Eva Gunnare, a local food connoisseur.

4

Day 4 - Searching for the Sarek moose 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 the dinner a snowmobile will take you on a northern lights tour and drive you outside Jokkmokk, where we have a fire and glance to the sky, hoping to see the northern lights. The fire has provided people with safety and heat for thousands of years.

5

Day 5 - Sámi Experience (B,L,D)

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

In the afternoon you will have some time on your own to either explore the town or visit Ájtte – principal museum of Sami culture and the mountain region, which we highly recommend. Or try the sauna at the guesthouse.
In the evening we gather for final dinner together.

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

6

Day 6 - Departure from Jokkmokk (B)

After breakfast it is time to say good bye and wish you safe travels home. Check-out from Jokkmokk guesthouse at latest 11:00 but you can leave your luggage in a storage room if you like to take a last stroll in town before travelling home.

We can arrange transfer to the center or the airport in Luleå. Leaving Jokkmokk approx 09:00 and Drop-off at the airport latest at 12:00. NOTE, the transfer must be booked in advance.

For Who?

Minimum age is 16 years old
You need to be able to walk and move in snow and uneven terrain, and on your own step in and out of a snow mobile sledge.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your physical ability.


Food and accommodation

Accommodation in twin rooms at Jokkmokk Guesthouse, centrally located in Jokkmokk.
Jokkmokk Guesthouse is a hostel with high standard, almost hotel standard but with shared toilet and shower. The guesthouse has a warm and familiar atmosphere and you will be served breakfast and most dinners here. Lunch is included either the activities or bought on your own on the market (see itinerary for details).


Guides and activities

During the daily activities you will be divided into smaller groups of maximum 8 persons. During dinners and some of the evening activities we will be all together. We work with local guides and activity companies with good knowledge of the areas culture and history.
You will also have access to a host who can make recommendations of activities to do on your own, based on your wishes and interests.

This holiday package is arranged in collaboration with Laponia Adventures, a guide company in Lapland, which organizes tours and expeditions in the world heritage Laponia. It is one of them that will be your local host during the week.


Location:

Jokkmokk
You meet your host at Jokkmokk Guesthouse at 18:00 on Day 1.

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Dates:

31 Jan – 5 Feb 2021
5 – 10 Feb 2021

Group Size: Max 16 participants.

Before you book, make sure you read all information about this holiday and what is required of you as a participant.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Meet with Anna Kuhmunen and her reindeers at Jokkmokk Market. The Gems of Jokkmokk Winter Market.
Dog sled tour through snowy forest. With dog sled in the woodlands.
Mighty Northern lights in Swedish Lapland.
two moose walking in deep snow in Lapland. Wildlife watching at the tour: The Gems of Jokkmokk Winter Market
Sami culture and reindeer at the Arctic circle. Silba Siida.
Drönarbild hundspann i skogslandskap. Flygfoto. Fotograferat på hundspannsturen Med hundspann i skogslandet.
Blå timmen. hundspann och upplyst tältkåta i Jokkmokk. Från hundspannsturen Med hundspann i skogslandet.
Jokkmokk winter market offer lots of things in the market stands.
Jokkmokk winter market. Handicraft knives

Tour Reviews

21 February, 2020

PROFESSIONAL, HIGH VALUE EXPERIENCE! (review fr TripAdvisor)
We built our Scandinavian vacation around this Winter Market Tour. We couldn’t have made a better decision! The activities were well planned and representative of the culture, geography and the season. The tour guides, Mirja and Christian, provided wonderful experiences either directly or by partnering with others in the area with specific skills and knowledge. This produced a memorable learning experience. We highly recommend this tour specifically but in general any product they offer. You can book with confidence! /Pioneer254043

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