Sami Culture Winter Holiday
This 6-day-5-night package features the real arctic winter and indigenous Sami culture in Jokkmokk. It also offers flexibility to explore Swedish Lapland on your own, benefiting from the included Hertz rental car You will encounter the lively Sami culture during a visit to a unique Sami winter camp. There you can meet and feed reindeers and listen to interesting stories from a traditional Sami reindeer herder. Besides, a dog sledding tour is included for you to witness the beauty of silence in the untouched wilderness. With minimal light pollutions in Jokkmokk, if lucky, you may even see the magical Northern Lights in the evenings!
Located about 5km north of the Arctic Circle, Jokkmokk is an important cultural hub for the region’s indigenous Sami population. The surroundings consist of vast forestland, marshland and mountains with national parks of Sarek and Padjelanta. This town with its certain mythical charm, has long been a significant trading area. It is the best places in Lapland to stock up on authentic Sámi art and handicraft products. The Ájtte Museum, one of Sweden’s best museums, is dedicated to showcase the viable Sámi culture.
With its only 5000 inhabitants, Jokkmokk is a yet unfamiliar destination for many people. However, the town annually hosts one of Swedish oldest markets, dating back to the middle ages, attracting both traders from across Sapmi region as well as international tourists to Jokkmokk.
You will stay in a typical Swedish wooden cabin on a small campsite near the lake “Stor Skabram”. The cabin is equipped with a bathroom with toilet & shower, TV, free wifi, a sofa bed, refrigerator, kitchen pantry with an electric stove and cutlery, pots and pans. Two bedrooms with bunk beds, one room with the lower bed 120x200cm, the upper bed 90x200cm; the other room with bunk bed 90x200cm.