A meeting place in the Arctic for more than 400 years.
The Winter Marketin Jokkmokk is one of the oldest recurring markets in the world. In 2018 it will be arranged for the 413th time, in concession.
The start of Jokkmokk’s Winter Market is always the first Thursday in February. Jokkmokk will then be filled with tens of thousands of people from across the world. Jokkmokk’s Winter Market is one of the oldest recurring markets in the world and is a unique meeting place north of the Arctic/Polar Circle.
In the month of February the midwinter still has a strong hold on Jokkmokk. The snow is still dry and squeak and glisten under your feet and the temperature can plummet to minus forty degrees, or colder. The northern lights quite often perform its peculiar dance on the dark canopy of the Arctic/Polar sky.
Jokkmokk is located above the arctic circle in Swedish Lapland.