6 days/ 5 nights
From the 03rd until the 08th of February
For over 400 years, the Sami have been meeting each year in Jokkmokk to celebrate their culture and sell their wares. A must-attend event for a magical dip in the culture of this Nordic people, the winter market in Jokkmokk is an opportunity to see a race of reindeers, magnificent stalls of clothing and jewels and to taste Nordic gastronomy; the experience is incredible.
Swedes love to go on weekends to spend time in the middle of nature. Many of them have a cottage in the forest and go there regularly to fish, wander and enjoy their free time. With this stay, you will have the opportunity to taste this way of life “slow” and connected to Nature, while discovering the local culture.
Small number of participants, for a personalized service
After spending one night in the city of Lulea, your guide will take you to the Lapland Retreat camp, which will be your base for the rest of the stay. With its 4 chalets, 2 saunas, 2 dry toilets and its common house, the lodge ensures an exclusive stay in Lapland, with only up to 8 people at a time. Your host’s priority is to make you feel at home.
Holidays in harmony with the environment
Lapland Retreat strives to be as eco-friendly as possible. No running water or electricity, but cozy wood-heated chalets, daily saunas and only organic and / or homemade toiletries.
Program of your stay “special Winter market in Jokkmokk”
Day 1 – Arrival at Luleå airport.
You are transferred to the hotel by taxi. The driver will wait for you in the entrance hall.
Installation in your hotel, located in the center of Luleå, Elite Stadhotellet. From here you can enjoy the city by feet. You can find several restaurants in town, or dine at the hotel.
Day 2 – After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you join your guide in the lobby at around 9:15am and head on to a dogsled tour.
2 options available:
– Passenger option. You ride in a sleigh without driving it. Price: 1450SEKpp
– Driver option. A two on a sled, you drive it each your turn. Price 1850SEK pp
After the tour, you will go pick up your overall with your guide. Then the group go to the lodge (about 1h45 driving)
Introduction and settling in your cabin
Welcome dinner with a Glögg around the outdoor fire pit
Day 3 – Activity holidays in Lapland can not be done without a snowshoe tour! Perfect to enjoy the white landscapes and arctic silence! On the way, it is not uncommon to see roosters, hares and grouse. If luck smiles on you, maybe you will even see elk and reindeer! A hot lunch will be served in the tepee
Day 4 – Winter market of Jokkmokk
The winter market starts at 12h. People get prepared and it is a priviledge time to discover the market, with few tourists only.
Lunch will be at the Sami museum.
Day 5 – This day will be entirely dedicated to the winter market in Jokkmokk. Everybody is ready, reindeer races start and you can visit different exhibition in town. And if you are cold, you can enjoy a warm drink in the meeting tent at the market. Nordic atmosphere is surrounding you!
Then, to conclude this multi-activity stay in Lapland, the day will end with a special evening tasting of forest products.
Day 6 – Departure for the airport
Price per person: SEK 12 225
To ensure the smooth running of the stay, we do not take children under 12 years old.
This special winter market in Jokkmokk includes:
- Accommodation in double occupancy (one double bed and one sofa bed in each cottage).
- The saunas from day 2 to day 6 – lit from 15h
- Full board, from breakfast day 2 to breakfast day 6
- One set of sheets and two towels per person
- The toiletries at the camp (mandatory on the site because they are organic and harmless for the environment)
- Activities included in the program
- The transfers
- Snowshoes, available at any time for camp residents
- The overalls with boots, hat and gloves
- Alcoholic drinks and sodas
- The dog sled tour
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