Jokkmokk is a natural meeting place for Sámi people from all over Sápmi. Since 1606 – for more than four hundred years – the colourful Jokkmokk market has been celebrated annually, starting on the first Thursday in February. This warm celebration features cultural activities and amazing culinary experiences right in the coldest midwinter weather. The market attracts tens of thousands of international visitors. You won’t be able to find these genuine food experiences anywhere else. The town is a centre for Sámi culture, with unique knowledge about the natural resources of the region: game meat, featuring reindeer is its biggest star, berries, herbs and exclusive fish.

Do you wish to learn more about Jokkmokk?
Read our visitors guide here.
Lesen Sie die Besuchsbroschure hier.

Tourist Information opening hours
Monday – Friday: 09:00 am -12:00 pm and 13:00 pm – 16:00 pm

Opening hours might change


Art & Design of Sápmi – Experience autentic Sámi handicraft and food.

An exclusive and autentic full day experience in the Sámi Jåhkåmåhkke/Jokkmokk. A unique meeting with handcrafters, designers and food creators,
Try band weaving, meet the designer duo, wild lunch experience, historic Sámi design guiding and get insight in the Sámi food craftsmanship.
Sightseeing with your own guide that ends with a Sámi coffee ceremony at Polcirkeln (Arctic Circle).

Real Reality goggles

Jokkmokk municipality and Destination Jokkmokk introduces Real Reality goggles! Experience the real reality in Jokkmokk this summer. Visit one of all the wonderful places in Jokkmokk municipality, put on your goggles, take a selfie and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #destinationjokkmokk, for a chance to win a two night hotel stay for two during Jokkmokk’s winter market 2018!


August 14th Helena Länta (Sápmi Ren och Vilt) and Eva Gunnare (Essense of Lapland) are launching a new dining experience based on the eight seasons in the Sámi culture. Destination Jokkmokk was lucky enough to get to try it and go on a gastronomic journey to learn about the Sámi culture through both new and old cooking techniques. Book it today!


Jokkmokk the roadless meeting place

Many describe Jokkmokk as a multicultural meeting place, which is quite true. The influx of different folk and nationalities has created a special dynamic. The fact that large parts of the area has been and still are roadless may have been a contributor. The benefit of getting to know each other increases.

Photo Graeme Richardson at Kronogård

Elusive char in the land of the midnight sun

Dragonfly, stonefly or a streamer. Or should it be a feather-mosquito? If you can’t offer something remotely like the real thing you won’t even get a nibble, no matter how diligent you are. The fastidious char in the Kvikkjokk’s mountain will simply brush you off.