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Jokkmokk Winter Market 2020

Jokkmokk winter market holiday.

Are you interested in travelling to Swedish Lapland? Experience winter activities as dog sledding and learn more about Sámi culture?  Then this short winter break including a day trip to the famous Jokkmokk Winter Market 2020 could be ideal for you. The Jokkmokk winter market is one of the oldest market places in Sweden, with dates back to middle ages. It’s the biggest sales opportunity of the year since 1605 for the Sámi traders to make contacts and see old friends.  During the market you can experience the widest collection of Sámi handicrafts in the country, folk dance, traditional music, reindeer rides, lectures and taste local food.

UNESCO World Heritage

In this 3rd edition of our Jokkmokk Winter Market travel package we have included a guided tour to the district’s main cultural symbol ´Gammelstad´. A unique UNESCO World heritage site which literally means ‘old town’ located about 10km  more inland then Luleå. On the tour your guide will bring you back in history, to the time Northern Sweden was still a so called no man’s land. Gammelstad church town is more than 400 years old and is the best preserved church town in Sweden.

Dog sledding tour

A visit to Swedish Lapland during winter isn’t complete without going on a dog sledding tour, therefore we have included this activity as well.  The strength of the dogs and their capability to pull the sled at high speed in the snow covered terrain will give you a memory for life. Beside the planned activities there will be enough time to enjoy the city of Luleå on your own. The entrance to the ice track is on walking distance from your hotel. The track is about 10 km long and except ice-skating or kick sledding its very suitable for making a walk and absorb the winter scenery.

Winter activities

If you are interested in doing more winter activities like snowmobiling or snowshoe walking we can easily arrange this for you. The surrounding of Luleå offers many possibilities to enjoy the outdoors. In the evenings it’s possible to join one of our  Northern lights tour. You will be taken off the beaten track and chase together with an experienced guide one of the most mysterious and profound phenomena the world has to offer.

Take this chance to visit the famous Jokkmokk Winter Market and combine this with winter activities you like! Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our new travel package Jokkmokk Winter Market 2020. Picture: Lola Akinmade Åkerström/imagebank.sweden.se

Travel date: 5 – 9 February 2020

 

 

 

 

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Northern Lights in Luleå – Spring Equinox

No matter if the weather cooperates or not, Wednesday 20 March is the official first day of spring in 2019. As the month continues you’ll slowly start to notice warmer weather and  longer days. But what exactly is the Earth doing to cause these seasonal changes? It’s all in our planets tilt.

Our planet turns around the sun at a slight angle of about 23.5 degrees . This little lean is responsible for all of our seasons. So when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun it’s winter up here.  But it’s summer for everyone down in the Southern Hemisphere. The Spring equinox is a transitional period when the Northern Hemisphere begins to lean towards the sun, ushering in spring.

One strange side effect of the equinox is a dramatically increased likelihood of Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis. The magnetic storms that flare like ghostly fire in our atmosphere. For Northern Lights to happen, the Earth’s magnetic field and the magnetic field of the solar wind have to connect. Earth’s tilt at the equinoxes appears to orient the planet’s magnetic field in a position that’s ideal for the solar wind to create these illuminating electron collisions.

To increase your change to see this natural phenomena  we offer Northern Lights tours from September to April from Luleå in the most northern part of Sweden. Both by car and a more active variant by snowshoes. Together with an experienced guide you will go on a hunt for searching the magical Northern Lights and learn more about this natural wonder.

Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our activities and travel packages.
Photo; Sina Arndet

 

 

 

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Things to do Luleå, Swedish Lapland

Things to do Luleå.

So, you’re dreaming of coming to Luleå, in the Northern most part of Sweden for your winter holiday but not sure where to start planning your activities. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! First, you need to decide if you are going to come here for speed and adventure, or tranquillity and time for reflection. To help you further, we made a list of most popular things to do during winter. The experiences are mainly nature-oriented. Why? Because that’s what Swedish Lapland is mostly about: snow covered forests, frozen rivers and magical Northern lights.

1. Dog sledding

By far the most requested activity and one of the most iconic ways to enjoy the nature of Swedish Lapland in wintertime. Going on a dog sledding tour through Swedish Lapland is an unique experience in many ways. The strength of the dogs and their capability to pull the sled at high speed in the snow covered terrain, the crisp climate and stunning surroundings will give you a memory for life.

2. Northern Lights

The Northern lights, Aurora Borealis are shrouded in magic and mystery. Joining a Northern Lights tour will allow you to use our experience and mobility to go to the best places around Luleå to see the Northern Lights and learn more about this magical natural wonder. We offer 2 different type of tours; our regular Northern Lights tour by car and a more active version with snowshoes.

3. Snowshoe walking

Experience the serenity of the nature areas around Luleå ‘floating’ across the snow in an unspoiled winter wonderland. Our snowshoe walking tours offer a unique way to get close to nature. During the tour your guide will tell you about the unique local nature, and hot beverages will be served during the tour.

Between November and April we have daily departures from these, but for many other tours as well; ice fishing, cross country skiing, Sámi culture, icebreaker cruises, horseriding and much more to choose from!

Contact us for more information and tailor made packages and we do our best help you further.

 

 

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Luleå archipelago winter hike

Luleå archipelago winter hike.

Winter in Swedish Lapland is a season to be looked forward to; a time of cold, crisp days, white landscapes and blue skies. View the Northern Lights, cosy up in front of a wood burning stove with hot chocolate after a day outdoors. The Luleå Archipelago has a total of 1,300 islands and is an unique environment to explore. Between December and April the sea freezes up to a meter thick ice which is perfect for winter tours on cross-country skis or snowshoeing. You can enjoy miles and miles of vast, white landscapes a stone throw away from the city of Luleå.

This multi day snowshoe trip is for everybody who loves the outdoors but don’t want to stop exploring during winter. On this tour you spend the days snowshoeing outside and in the evening you stay in remote back country cabins in the Luleå Archipelago. Here you can relax by the wood stove, enjoy a hot meal, warm drinks and even have the option to use a wood -fired sauna after a day of adventures.

Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our travel package Luleå Archipelago Snowshoe Adventure.

Travel date: February – April

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Northern lights snowshoe walk

Northern Lights Snowshoe Walk

To complete the assortment of winter activities, we offer from today on Northern Lights Snowshoe Walks. These tours are an more active alternative from our regular Northern Lights tours by car.  This unique winter experience will take you on a walk into a winter wonderland. To view the night sky far away from disturbing city lights and enlarge you chance to see the Northern Lights.

With the sound of crunching snow under your feet and your headlamps illuminating your path of glistering snow, an mysterious world of changing shapes is created. The tours are fully guided and there are variety of trails to suit all ages and abilities. No experience is required and we supply all the gear you need for a safe and comfortable trip.

On a good spot – with clear views to the sky, a fire will be made.  Here you can relax, enjoy hot steaming coffee and listen to the sparkling fire while sitting comfortable on reindeer skins. Your experienced guide will tell you more about the background of the Northern Lights. Explaining the different colours, get tips how to photograph them and learn about myths and mythology around this mysterious phenomena.

This is your chance to experience the winter night in a truly unique way and when lucky even see the Northern Lights appear across the night sky. This tour and activities like  dog sledding, snowmobiling,  snowshoewalking and icebreaker cruises can be booked save and directly online, or contact us if you need any further information.