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 except ice-skating its very suitable for making a walk and absorb the winter scenery.
If you are interested in doing activities like snowmobiling or a joining a guided snowshoe walking tour 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 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.
Depending on the travel period chosen, you will stay in either the 4 star Best Western Plus Savoy Hotel or the 4 star Elite Stadshotellet. Both hotels are located in the city center on “Storgatan”, Luleå’s main street.
The Savoy Hotel is a modern hotel in boutique style, offering free spa, entrance to the gym and a modern restaurant and bar. The spa includes 2 hot tubs, a steam sauna, a traditional sauna and an ice shower. The Elite Stadshotellet highlights its classic French Renaissance style and a popular English-authentic gastropub “The Bishop Arms”. Your stay in either hotel is including a daily served rich breakfast buffet.