Day 4: Icehotel – Jokkmokk – Treehotel (295km)
You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. If you wish, a sauna session and hot shower is ready for you. After breakfast you continue further south to the mythical place of Jokkmokk (207km) a natural meeting place for Sami people and a centre for Sami culture. For more than 400 hundred years, the colourful Jokkmokk winter market has been celebrated annually. But even outside of market time, Jokkmokk is one of the best places in Swedish Lapland to experience traditional Sami arts and crafts.
Much of what you’ll find in the town’s shops and galleries is locally made, using natural materials, from local wood to reindeer horns and many products reflect the way Sami people used to live their lives. Bring a visit to one of the local craft shops or learn more about the Sami culture in the Ájtte Museum, the best place to learn about Sami history and culture.
Your next stop will be at the Treehotel, where you will stay in one of the 7 designrooms of the world famous Treehotel. The Treehotel offers you a unique hotel experience: tree rooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. From the Treehotels rooms you get a fantastic view of the Luleå River valley, miles of forest and the powerful Luleå River. In the evening dinner is served at the restaurant, which offers delicacies from the region and traditional Swedish dishes.