Jokkmokk winter market holiday - Laponia Adventures

Jokkmokk winter market holiday

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A weeklong activity package with accommodation just around the corner from the market

Experience Jokkmokk winter market and much more during one week in the beginning of February. Visit the market place itself during two of the market days and enjoy the music and festive atmosphere along the stands. Try dog sledding, search for the magical northern light and learn more about the Sami culture.

We want to give you the best experience of Jokkmokk winter market and the possibility to enjoy different arctic winter activities

We start by picking you up in Luleå, the closest bigger town, and drive you to Jokkmokk where you’ll be staying in a cozy Guest House right next to the marketplace. During the week you’ll also be served breakfast at the Guest House and tasty meals made from local ingredients. Your host for the week will share his or her own favorites from both Jokkmokk and the winter market as well as answer questions that may appear during the week.

Join us and experience
  • The festive atmosphere during the 400+ year old Jokkmokk winter market
  • Cozy accommodation close to the market
  • Tasty food made from local ingredients
  • Traveling through a wintry landscape behind enthusiastic sled dogs
  • The living Sami culture together with a reindeer herders’ family
Book your adventure online!

Booking our holiday package is easy. Start by filling out the booking form below and pay a 20% deposit to secure your reservation. The remaining balance is cleared 30 days prior to arrival by a new payment link sent to your email.


Please note that you’ll have to be 16 years or older to join this tour. To participate in all activities you must be able to walk on uneven terrain, sit on the ground with your legs crossed or stretched out in front of you. You also need to be able to bend your knees 90 degrees and to take a bigger step to get in and out of a snowmobile sledge. 

>> See our Terms and conditions

If this holiday package is booked out?

Or the available dates for Jokkmokk winter market Holiday this winter don’t match your schedule. Would you like to know when we open up for reservations for next winter?

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Activities in the program
Dog sledding

Experience traveling through a wintry landscape on a sledge pulled by eager huskies. Join Matti and Stina on dog sledding tour across frozen lakes and through snowy forests.

Sami experience

The true name of the area where Jokkmokk is located is Sápmi, the land of the Sami people. You’ll be visiting a reindeer herders’ family just outside Jokkmokk and learn more about the Sami Culture, meet their reindeers and listen to their story around the fire.

Wildlife watching

Not far away from Jokkmokk you’ll find a population of the largest moose in Europe, the great Sarek moose. We’ll go to some of their favorite places and get close to them.

 Searching for the Northern light

One evenings, snowmobiles will drive us out to Skabramåive, a small mount just outside Jokkmokk. We stay warm around a fire and glance to the sky in hope to see the northern light dance.

Arctic flavor show

Eva Gunnare will let you smell, touch and taste some local plants and food that she harvests in nature every year. Maybe you’ll find your new favorite evening snack?

Jokkmokk and the market

You will experience the small village of Jokkmokk located just north of the Arctic Circle will transform into a pulsing marketplace. Jokkmokk winter market has a history that goes back over 400 years. It was officially started during the 17h century by the Swedish King to be able to draw taxes from the locals and the tradesmen. But, trading was of course going on a long time before that.

Small groups

The group will be maximum 8 guests together with your host or guide for the activity. We’ll need at least 3 persons to run the tour.

Local guides

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 helps you book additional activities or recommend things to do on your own.

Quick facts:

Location: Jokkmokk winter market
Start and end location: Luleå
Length: 6 days
Date 2025: Feb 2-7 & Feb 7-12
Price: 28600 SEK/person
Group size: max 8 participants
Level: Very easy

The price includes:

  • Local English-speaking host day 1-6
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • Accommodation 5 nights
  • Pickup and drop-off in Luleå
  • Full board with all meals except lunch at the market 2 days

Not included:

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

Add-ons:

  • Single room supplement: SEK 1200/person
  • Winter clothing including shoes SEK 2100/person
  • Extra night in Luleå (before or after the tour): SEK 2090/dubbel or twin room
  • Extra night in Luleå (before or after the tour): SEK 1990/dubbel or twin room

Itinerary Feb 2-7

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

DAY 1 PICKUP LULEÅ AND ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK (D)

We pick you up in Luleå and go directly to Jokkmokk, a small town just north of the Arctic Circle. Jokkmokk winter market is the biggest event of the year in Jokkmokk and during the market days the population nearly doubles. We will all have dinner together in the evening for you to get a chance to get to know the other participants and your host for the week. Your host will also brief you on the upcoming program for Jokkmokk winter market holiday and answer questions about the week.

Add an extra night in Luleå and have time to explore the town and maybe take a walk out on the frozen river.

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

We start the day with a 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 Ájtte 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 lights. A snowmobile will drive you up to Skabramåive 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 mini vans 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 marketplace. In the evening you can visit the inauguration ceremony of Jokkmokk winter market followed by dinner at one of the local restaurants in-town.

The activities during day 2-4 can be switched 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 highlights 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 JOKKMOKK WINTER MARKET AND BACK TO LULEÅ (B)

Maybe you still have corners of the market left to visit or couldn’t decide yesterday whether to buy that wooden cup or not. You’ll get a few more hours at the market before it is time to head back to Luleå. Breakfast at the Guest house and lunch on your own at the market.

Add another night in Luleå before it is time to start your journey home.

Itinerary Feb 7-12

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

DAY 1 PICKUP LULEÅ AND JOKKMOKK WINTER MARKET (D)

We pick you up in Luleå and go directly to Jokkmokk, a small town just north of the Arctic Circle. Jokkmokk winter market is the biggest event of the year in Jokkmokk and during the market days the population nearly doubles.

You’ll get a few hours at the market before we meet in the evening and have dinner together. You’ll get a chance to get to know the other participants and your host for the week. Your host will also brief you on the upcoming program for Jokkmokk winter market holiday and answer questions about the week.

Add an extra night in Luleå and have time to explore the town and maybe take a walk out on the frozen river.

DAY 2 JOKKMOKK WINTER MARKET (B,D)

We start the day with breakfast a buffet at the guesthouse and then your host will present some highlights 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. In the evening we have booked a table for you at one of the local restaurants in-town.

DAY 3 WILDLIFE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHT EVENING (B,L,D)

After breakfast we head out with mini vans searching for the great Sarek moose. Protected from the yearly hunting season, the Sarek moose grows 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.

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

DAY 4 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 and experience the winter landscape around Jokkmokk.

In the afternoon we’ll 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 a 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 Ájtte about the mountains and the Sami people. Or why not try the sauna at the guesthouse? In the evening we’ll meet for a closing dinner together.

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

DAY 6 DEPARTURE JOKKMOKK (B)

After breakfast we’ll drive you back to Luleå. Lägg gärna till en extra natt innan du påbörjar resan hemåt.

Accommodation and comfort

Five nights at Åsgård Guesthouse in Jokkmokk. Located close to the town center near the marketplace. Charming building with a cozy atmosphere. Twin bed rooms or single rooms for an extra fee. Shared bathroom and showers located in the corridor. Sauna in the basement. Free wifi.

The food

We like good food and at Jokkmokk winter market Holiday we want you to try the best that northern Sweden has to offer. Every morning a breakfast buffet is served in the dining room, and in the evening you are served dinner cooked on local ingredients. A lighter lunch is included in your activities and during the market days the lunch is on you.

Meeting point and how to get here

We will meet you at Hotell Savoy in Luleå. Centrally located on walking distance from both bus (250m) and train (500m) station.

Address: Storgatan 59, Luleå

Meeting time: For the package starting on Feb 2 we’ll meet you in the lobby at 14.00. For the package starting on Feb 7 There is a transfer to Jokkmokk booked for you from outside Hotell Savoy in Luleå at 9.00

We’ll finish the Holiday package at 17.00 at Hotell Savoy for the package finishing on the 7th and at 12.00 for the package finishing on the 12th.

How to get to Luleå

Travel to Luleå by train or bus and walk the last bit to Hotell Savoy. You can also fly to Luleå Airport just outside town and take the transfer to town or a taxi directly to Hotell Savoy.

What to bring

>> See our full packing list here

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.

This Holiday package is a collaboration with Jokkmokkguiderna who arrange dogsledding tours around Jokkmokk and up in the mountains.

Common asked questions and answers

How much time will I get on the market?

There is a full day at the market in the program plus a half day on arrival day or departure day.

How cold will it be?

A normal day in February we have temperatures between -10 to -35 degrees Celsius. We rent winter clothing and winter boots, which we warmly (!) recommend. Previous guests that have not rented clothes have been cold during the activities and had to add clothes and boots on site. It is better to pre-book so that we can make sure we have the right size available for you.

I have high blood pressure; can I still go?

We don’t automatically say no just because you have a medical condition but it should not be a high risk factor for you or the group. We recommend that you talk to your doctor about the activities included in the program. AND please let us know when filling out the application form and we can discuss this with you before the activities starts.

I am a vegetarian; can I join the team?

We are used to handling most food preferences and allergies, just let us know when filling out the application form. We like to serve you our local specialties such as fish, reindeer and moose, but we can also arrange vegetarian alternatives. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us before you make your reservation.

What happens if I miss the pickup in Luleå

We can not guarantee that we will wait for delayed trains or flights. We recommend that you arrive one day earlier and add an extra night in Luleå. This way you have time to explore Luleå and have a good night sleep to be ready for the adventure. You can add both double/twin or single room under add-ons when placing your booking for this tour.

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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