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.