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Jokkmokk Winter Market

Swedish Lapland (5 days / 4 nights)

This short break  is a perfect combination of visiting Swedish Lapland and enjoying world class Sámi art, music, culture, handicraft as well as great food and atmosphere.

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.

Excursions

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.

Accommodation

During your holiday you will stay in  the 4- star Clarion Sense Hotel, located in the middle of Luleå city center. This 9-storeys newly hotel is labeled with a “gold” (the best level) environmental classification. Its restaurant, Skybar as well as spa facility are located at the 8th and 9th floors with panorama views of the beautiful Northern Harbour. Clarion Sense Hotel is on a short distance from the boulevard on the waterfront where you have a quick access to the ice track and walkways on the ice from the Luleå River

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  • Price

    SEK 8900

  • Period

    5-9 February 2025

  • Accommodation

    4 nights in 4-star Clarion Sense Hotel, standard twin room

  • Includes
    • Daily breakfast buffet
    • Roundtrip airport transfer
    • Access to hotel sauna and sport facilities
    • Dog Sledding tour
    • Guided tour UNESCO world heritage site Gammelstad
    • Daytrip Jokkmokk Winter Market
  • Details
    • Excluding flights
    • Prices based on 2 persons sharing a twin room
    • Single supplement SEK 4000
    • Upgrade Dog Sledding tour – drive your own sled. SEK 400 p.p. extra
    • Entrance to the spa facilities Clarion Sense Hotel. From SEK 195 p.p.
    • Transfer distance Luleå – Jokkmokk 170 km.  about  2.5 hours

ITINERARY

Swedish Lapland | Jokkmokk Winter Market | 5 days / 4 nights

Sami culture holiday route Map
Arrival Day

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

We kept the morning and evening free, so you can customise your holiday further to your wishes. 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.

During the midday a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad is planned, 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 during early morning 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.

HIGHLIGHTS YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE

Moose

Moose is the largest of all the deer species. They reach 170 – 210 cm height at shoulder.  Bulls weigh weigh 380 – 850 kg and cows weigh 200 – 360 kg. Moose are solitary and do not live in families or herds. The calves follow the cow during one year. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. During Summer when food is plentiful they typically feed on herbs and leaves. During Winter they survive on shrubs and buds from Pine trees.

Northern Lights

The bright dancing lights of the Northern Lights are collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. Northern Lights appear in many colours and forms. Winter in the north is a good season to view the lights. The long periods of darkness and the frequency of clear nights provide many good opportunities to watch the Northern Lights.

Sami Culture

Sapmi is what the Sami call their land, an area that stretches over Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. In Sweden, Sapmi covers the most northern part. It is a nation without borders but not without a history, culture and a language, very much entwined with the reindeer

Gammelstad

Gammelstad Church Town is a UNESCO Word Heritage Site near the city of Luleå. It’s  a type of town that was once widespread throughout northern Scandinavia. It is home to a unique cultural environment. Here you can find the largest late medieval stone church in Northern Sweden, from 1492 and the largest and most  well-preserved church town in Sweden with more than 400 church cottages. Gammelstad  was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1996.

Dog Sledding Tour

The Husky; smart, friendly and born to run. As soon as they notice you, the dogs are enthusiastic and all eager to go. Going on a dog sledding tour in 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 thrill never to be forgotten.

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