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Jokkmokk Winter Market


A sparkling white journey to Jokkmokk Winter Market, Icehotel and other selected winter gems.

This tour is still available, 4th-10th of February 2020. Start in Östersund.

Join us for an eventful winter trip on Inlandsbanan to visit the legendary Jokkmokk Winter Market, in 2020 held for the 415th time. This is a time when the Sámi cultural heritage takes centre stage with a rich programme of events. Listen to lectures and see slide shows, enjoy music concerts, see the famous reindeer caravan, the reindeer race and huskies pulling sleds on frozen Lake Talvatis. This is the package for discerning travellers wishing to experience Arctic Sweden during the winter, with other highlights such as the Northern Lights, and a full-day excursion to the world’s first ice hotel, Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi. You will pass the Arctic Circle several times during the trip.

The trip on Inlandsbanan from Östersund to the arctic north is an adventure in itself, with mighty views and stops along the way to enjoy lunch and dinner at local restaurants.





Day 1 Tue 4 Feb | Arrival day Östersund

Individual arrival to Östersund, also known as "The Winter City". Individual arrival to the hotel
which is beautifully situated on Frösön with great views over lake Storsjön and the mountains.
Take a walk in the surroundings, maybe along the shore or on the ice, if it's a good winter. The
hotel has a very nice Spa with many pools and saunas which you as guests can visit to an
additional fee. In the evening we will get together for a meet and greet at the hotel. We
recommend you an early night as the adventure up North starts in the early hours following

Day 2 Wed 5 Feb | Inlandsbanan to Kåbdalis

Having enjoyed the breakfast buffet at the hotel, the time has come for you to take the transfer
bus to the railway station, where you board the train for the Inlandsbanan tour. After travelling
through the Jämtland countryside, past picturesque small railway stations, we eventually enter
the county of Lapland. In Vilhelmina we stop and enjoy lunch with a view over snow-covered
Lake Volgsjön. We get on the train again and next stop is Arvidsjaur, where dinner is served. The
last stop for the evening is the ski-resort Kåbdalis, which will be our base-camp for the following
days. Our luggage is picked up at the station for transportation to the chalets while we take a
short walk to the chalets. Overnight stay in shared apartment in ski chalets, including breakfast.

Day 3 Thu 6 Feb | Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi

Today we get a true winter experience! A whole day’s visit at world famous Icehotel in
Jukkasjärvi. Today we will travel by bus. The tour includes a lunch buffet served at the Icehotel
restaurant, a heated building close to the Icehotel, known for its excellent, local kitchen. After
lunch we will have a guided tour of the Icehotel, the ice church and, of course, the Icebar.
Everything here is built from snow and ice! Also time for individual excursions and shopping
before the return journey to Kåbdalis. We will make a stop in Jokkmokk on the way back where
we celebrate the Sami national day with dinner in a tentipi.

Day 4 Fri 7 Feb | The Sami heritage in Jokkmokk

The Inlandsbanan train to Jokkmokk departs in the morning from Kåbdalis. After arrival in
Jokkmokk, the day includes a visit to Jokkmokk Tenn (pewter/tin) where we will have a guided
tour. The rest of the day will be free time to explore the town on your own. There are a number
of exhibitions, slide shows, concerts as well as shopping for handicraft or local produced food in
Jokkmokk. In the evening we return to Kåbdalis where the restaurant is open for individual

Day 5 Sat 8 Feb | Jokkmokk winter market

After breakfast we return north to Jokkmokk, before arrival we make a short stop at the Arctic
Circle. Today we will visit Ájtte- Swedish mountain and Sami museum. After the museum it’s
time for lunch at Ája, in the same building as Ájtte. The afternoon is free for your own activities.
Don’t miss the traditional reindeer caravan with the family Kuhmunen. Another activity is the
reindeer race at lake Talvatis, a lifetime experience. In the evening we return for the last night in

Day 6 Sun 9 Feb | Inlandsbanan to Östersund

Inlandsbanan departs in the morning after breakfast southbound towards Sorsele where we are
having lunch. The journey continues through the winter landscape towards Dorotea, where we
will stop for farewell dinner. Here we will have time to summarize the trip together and say
goodbye to newly found friends before the last leg of our journey. The trip takes about two hours
back to Östersund where we will have the last overnight stay at centrally situated Clarion Hotel

Day 7 Mon 10 Feb | Returning home

The package tour ends after a nice breakfast at the hotel. We recommend you to explore the
Winter park by lake Storsjön before you head home. The return journey home must be booked
individually but we will of course be pleased to help you with connecting trains or extra nights at
the hotel, just let us know at the time of booking the package tour.

Useful Links

Jokkmokk winter market's homepage

Icehotel's homepage

Our accomodation in Kåbdalis, Blåfjell stugby


The Guardian have two magic slideshows, get inspired!

Jokkmokk wintermarket slideshow

Icehotel slideshow

Prices include

  • 2 nights in mid-range hotels including  breakfast
  • 4 nights in shared cottage apartment. Breakfast, bed linen/towels and final cleaning included. Each cottage apartment is shared by 2-4 persons. The cottage apartments are fully equipped with sauna/WC/shower and kitchen. 
  • Fossil free travel on Inlandsbanan.
  • Lunch day 2,3,5 and 6.
  • Dinner day 2, 3 and Farewell dinner day 6.
  • Icehotel incl. travel, admission, guided tour and lunch.
  • Entry to Ájtte Museum
  • Guided tour at Jokkmokk’s Tenn in Jokkmokk.
  • Other activities according to the ­programme.
  • Tour leader for the entire journey

 Optional extras

+ Cancellation insurance SEK 300

+ Supplement, sharing cottage  apartment only 2 persons SEK 5,600



Other information: 
  • The journey has a thermal boundary of minus 28 degrees for the travelers’ safety. This means that the train might be replaced by bus.
  • A minimum of 60 travelers are necessary for the trip to take place.