During winter 2016 Jokkmokk winter market were held for the 411th year running. Apart from world-class Sami art, culture and handicraft, visitors are normally greeted by proper, cold winter weather.
On the first weekend in February, every year since 1605, the Jokkmokk market is held. Often it’s cold as, well… hell, and if you’ve got any paranoid tendencies you’ll assume that’s why this particular weekend was chosen for the market. But we’ll come back to that. First, let’s take a stroll around the stalls. You’ve got to expect the normal market knick-knacks, of course. There are the helium balloons, t-shirts with novelty prints and sweets that will make your blood sugar level hit the roof. But you’ll also come across the genuine and the beautiful. In Jokkmokk some of the best Sami artisans and artists gather. This is where you’ll find the future culture bearers.