The municipality is situated in the middle of Swedish Lapland and is sparsely populated. A large part of the area has been the habitat of reindeer herding Sami people for thousands of years and has for that reason been protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name ‘Laponia’ . The Laponia area is roughly divided into the eastern flatland’s and the western mountainous region. The four national parks in Jokkmokk Municipality all have their own distinct identity. The national parks are Sarek, Muddus, Padjelanta and Stora Sjöfallet.
Jokkmokk is a natural meeting place for Sámi people from all over Sápmi. For more than four hundred years the colorful Jokkmokk market has been celebrated annually, starting on the first Thursday in February. This warm celebration features cultural activities and amazing culinary experiences right in the coldest midwinter weather.
It’s also the place for the world’s toughest and longest ski race of the world, the Redbull Nordenskiölds Loppet.
Swedish Lapland is a 8 days Self Drive holiday organised by Luleå Travel to discover Swedish Lapland including Jokkmokk.