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 Sami traders to make contacts and see old friends, while you can experience the widest collection of Sami handicrafts in the country, folk dance, reindeer rides, lectures and taste local food.
Beside this unique day trip to the more then 400 years old Jokkmokk Winter Market there will be enough time to enjoy the city of Luleå on your own. Visit one of the trendy cafes and try out a Swedish ‘fika’ – the cultural concept of sitting down together and having coffee with pastries or sandwiches. Or bring a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Gammelstad, the best preserved church town in Sweden.
Did you always wanted to experience a magical dog sledding tour in a unique winter scenery? Then this is your chance, in this travel arrangement we already included a dog sledding tour by a small scale family run dog sledding company. You will have time with the dogs and the opportunity to control the sledge yourself or just sit on the sledge and let your guide be in control.
The entrance to the ice track where Olympic speedskater Kjeld Nuis set a new world record as fastest man on ice 93 km/h is on walking distance from your hotel. The track is about 10 km long and except iceskating its very suitable for making a walk and absorb the winter scenery.
During your visit to Swedish Lapland you will stay in the Elite Stadshotel. 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. Your stay in the hotel is including a rich breakfast buffet during the days of your stay. Entrance to the the fully equipped gym and sauna facilities are free of charge.
In the same building as your hotel the Bishops-Arms pub is located. In this English style bar you can choose from a wide range of whisky’s and beers. A comfortable place to relax and talk about the experiences of the day.