Jokkmokk Winter Market
This short break in Swedish Lapland includes a day trip to the famous Jokkmokk Winter Market, 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, while you can experience the widest collection of Sámi handicrafts in the country, folk dance, traditional music (Joik), reindeer rides, lectures and taste local food.
In addition to this unique day trip to the more then 400 years old Jokkmokk Winter Market. You will visit an learn more about the UNESCO World Heritage site Gammelstad and experience one of the most iconic activities possible in Swedish Lapland a dog sledding tour with Husky’s! The UNESCO site Gammelstad is located about 10 km more inland then Luleå and it’s the districts’s main cultural symbol. It’s the best preserved church town in Sweden.
Beside the planned activities there will be enough time to enjoy the city of Luleå on your own. The entrance to the famous Luleå ice track is just about 500 meters walking distance from your hotel. The track is about 10 km long and ideal for making a walk and absorb the winter scenery.
If you are interested in doing 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 a Northern lights tour, where 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.
During your holiday you will stay in the Elite Stadshotellet. This 4 star classic hotel, dates back to 1903 is situated in the centre of Luleå. Your room is decorated in classic style, with high ceilings and big windows.
In the same building the popular English authentic gastropub the “The Bishop Arms” is located. Offering a wide range of beers and a comfortable place to relax and talk about the experiences of the day.
Swedish Lapland | Jokkmokk Winter Market | 5 days / 4 nights
Arrival at Luleå airport based on your flight schedule. When walking outside the airport you enter a winter wonderland, fresh air, minus temperatures and a snow covered landscape. During the short transfer to your hotel, you already get a good impression from the Luleå river as you will cross the bridge which connects Luleå with the southern mainland. Check into your comfortable 4 star hotel and depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax, visit one of the trendy cafes or restaurants in the city centre or maybe explore the nearby ice track on the frozen Luleå River.
Day 2 – UNESCO Word Heritage site Gammelstad
There are no activities planned for the morning or evenings. The surroundings of Luleå offers many possibilities to enjoy the outdoors. If you are interested in doing activities like snowmobiling, snowshoe walking, ice fishing or joining one of our Northern Lights tours during the evening, we can easily arrange this for you.
After your lunch, we will go at 14:00 on a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad, the best preserved church town from Sweden. Together with your authorized guide you will walk through the labyrinth of narrow streets in between the more than 400 old charming and red colored cottages. Most of the church town is still in the same style as a few hundred years ago. Our guide will share with you the culture and history of Gammelstad and you will have the chance to enter the old stone church outstanding in Gammelstad since the medieval period.
Day 3 – Day Trip Jokkmokk Winter Market
Today will be an early breakfast. The fully equipped bus will leave at 8.00 from Luleå to the Jokkmokk Winter Market. When arriving at Jokkmokk you find your self in the middle of Sami Culture. Meet the people of Sami, their unique handicrafts of silver, forging, tin and all kind of reindeer products. Cultural events as theatres, reindeer racing fills the market and makes the visit a unique experience. It’s not only the central market place where the activities take place, there are much more earea’s to explore. To prepare your self in the best way a program with map from the area will be available in your hotel. We also suggest that you visit Ajtte – the Swedish Sami and Mountain Museum, here films, lectures, shows and entertainment takes place. Around 17.00 the warm and comfortable bus will bring you back to Luleå.
Day 4 – Dog Sledding tour
After enjoying your Scandinavian breakfast buffet you will be picked up at your hotel for the transfer to the Husky kennel. As soon as the dogs notice you, they are enthusiastic and all eager to go. Going on a dog sledding tour through Swedish Lapland is a unique experience in many ways. After a safety briefing and instructions, You will sit as a passenger with 3 to 4 other persons on the sled where the guide is standing behind the sled and mushing the dogs. The tour will go over frozen rivers and through wild forests, offering a great opportunity to see wildlife on the way. If you are lucky you might even spot reindeer or a moose on your trip.
Optional you can upgrade to drive your own sled where you can mush your own Dogsled team. Extra price SEK 400 person.
Day 5 – Departure Day
After daily having new experiences it’s time to travel home. Depending on your flight schedule your transfer will be ready to bring you to Luleå Airport. You can look back on an amazing five days visit to Luleå- Swedish Lapland.
The itinerary is a guide for you. We can customize this further, based on your interests. If you would like to make any changes to your itinerary, just let us know and we will work with you to tailor the holiday to match your requirements.
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