Jokkmokk winter market holiday - Laponia Adventures

Jokkmokk winter market holiday

  • Sami experience with Silba Siida
  • Dog sledding with Jokkmokkguiderna
  • Jokkmokk winter market
  • searching for the Sarek moose
  • 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. Outside the days of the market you will get to try a variety of winter activities. Experience sliding through a silent winter landscape on a sled behind eager sled dogs. Search the sky for Aurora Borealis and different star constellations. Visit a local reindeer herding family and learn more about the Sami culture. 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 want to give you the best experience of Jokkmokk winter market but also to enjoy different winter activities around Jokkmokk

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.

Join us and experience
  • The 400+ year old Jokkmokk winter market
  • Accommodation close to the market
  • Tasty food made from local specialities
  • Dog sledding activity
  • Meet reindeers and learn more about the Sami culture
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 16 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.

Solo travelers

Many of our guests travel on their own and don’t know anyone else in the group when arriving Jokkmokk. It is a great way to experience new areas and to find new friends with the same interest. Solo travelers are of course welcome to book the tour, but we will need a minimum of two guests in total to give it a go.

Quick facts:

Location: Jokkmokk
Length: 6 days
Date: Jan 29-Feb 3 & Feb 3-8 2023
Price: SEK 21900
Start: Jokkmokk
End: Jokkmokk
Group size: max 16 in total
Activities in groups of maximum 8
Level: Very easy

If the tour is booked out or the available dates for this winter doesn’t match your schedule. Please sign up on the interests list and we’ll then let you know when we open up the online booking for the winter season 2024.

Includes:

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

Not included:

  • Travel to and from Jokkmokk
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage at restaurants

Add-ons:

  • Pick-up in Luleå: SEK 1700/person
  • Drop-off in Luleå: SEK 1700/person
  • Single room supplement: SEK 1000/person
  • Winter clothing including shoes SEK 1920/person
Book and pay your tour online

Before you book, please make sure that you read all information about the tour including info about accommodations and what we require of you as a participant. Book your adventure by clinking on the booking button and fill out a booking form online. Please note that we will manually review your booking to make sure that the tour suites your experience level.

We will confirm availability within shortest possible time after receiving your order. You will then receive a payment link for a 20% deposit at time of booking and another payment link for the remaining total about 30 days before your tour starts. You can choose to pay with credit card or bank transfer. As soon as we reach the minimum number of participants to conduct the tour you’ll receive a confirmation letter from us. If we for some reason are not able to reach minimum number of participants, we will let you know latest one month ahead and pay you back your deposit.

Our cancellation policy

We will refund you according to the conditions below.

Cancellations:

  • from the time you receive your booking confirmation up to 31 days before arrival will be charged 20% of the total price for the tour.
  • from 30 days up to 15 days before arrival will be charged 50% of the total price for the tour.
  • within 14 days of arrival will be charged 100% of the total price for the tour.

Here you’ll find our complete Terms and conditions

Information

Food and accommodation

During the week we stay at Åsgård guesthouse right in the center of Jokkmokk, close to the market, all activities and events. The house, built almost 100 years ago, was owned by the state forestry company, being the home of the local forester. And still today it feels like coming home when entering the front door. We’ll stay in twin bedroom with shared toilet and shower and sauna in the basement if you would like to finish the evening with a hot sauna. At the guest house there is free wifi and if you would like a single room you can add single room supplement to your booking.

At the guesthouse you will be served breakfast buffet every morning and most of the dinners during the week. One evening we have booked you one of the local restaurants in town. Lunch will either be included on your activities or purchased on your own at the market (please see itinerary for details). Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Start and end location

Jan 29-Feb 3
We will meet you at Jokkmokk guesthouse at 18.00 on day 1. Check in is possible from 15.00, bu if you arrive earlier you are welcome to leave your luggage and get access to the kitchen, toilet etc. We arrange transfer from the center or the airports in Luleå. Pick-up at 15.00.

We finish after breakfast on day 6 but you are welcome to experience the market during the day. 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. We can arrange transfer to the center or the airports in Luleå. We will be leaving Jokkmokk winter market at 14 and arrive Luleå Airport or train station about 17.00.

Feb 3-8

We will meet you at Jokkmokk guesthouse at 18.00 but you are welcome to arrive earlier to experience the market. Check in is possible for 15.00 but you can leave your luggage in the luggage room if you arrive earlier and use the common kitchen and the facilities. We arrange transfer from the train station or the airports in Luleå. Pick you up is at 10.00 and we plan to arrive Jokkmokk winter market around 13.00.

We finish after breakfast on day 6 and we 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.

Travel here…

Get on the night train in Stockholm in the evening and wake up in Jokkmokk the next morning. This is not only the best option for the planet, it is also a cool experience. Book your private cabin or just a single bed in a cabin with 3 or 6-beds. In the morning you get off the train in Murjek where you board bus 43 for a last hour of traveling before arriving Jokkmokk. There is a bus stop, named Åsgatan, only a few hundred meters from the guesthouse where you will be staying. Purchase both the train and the bus ticket online at www.sj.se. Enter Stockholm Central, Arlanda airport, or wherever you choose to travel from to Jokkmokk bus station and it will give you the options.

If you prefer you can also fly directly from Stockholm to Luleå Airport the day before the tour starts. From the airport there is a bus that takes you all the way to Jokkmokk, or you can also stay in Luleå and continue by bus and train early in the morning on day 1. The airport shuttle you’ll find at www.ltnbd.se and trains and buses at www.sj.se. Please note that the shuttle needs to be booked latest 17.00 the day before.

…and home

Catch the bus from Jokkmokk to Murjek or Boden and continue south with the train or go to Luleå by bus or train and fly home. Information about buses can be found at www.ltnbd.se and buses and trains at www.sj.se and remember that the airport shuttle need to be booked latest 17.00 the day before.

However you choose to travel here, flexible tickets are recommended.

How cold will it be?

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

 Packinglist – Jokkmokk winter market holiday>>

Itinerary Jan 29-Feb 3

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 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.

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 FLAVOR 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. 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 3-8

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 Jokkmokk guesthouse and have dinner together. Your host for the week will brief you on the upcoming program.

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 FLAVOR 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. 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.

We reserve the right to make changes

Nature is a dynamic place and we may need to adjust the itinerary according to the current weather conditions. We are also in contact with representatives for the local reindeer herders’ communities and other local actors to collaborate in the best way possible.

Do you have any questions?

Please send us an email to info@laponiaadventures.com
We are happy to help and will answer you as soon as we can.


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