Jokkmokk Winter Market
If you can, try to visit Jokkmokk at the annual winter market which has now been going on for more than 400 years. At Lake Talvatis (picture), there are reindeer races and these are perhaps the most well-known feature visitors have heard of, but there is much more. To be ctd.
Jokkmokk Film Festival
Every other year (uneven), Jokkmokk hosts "Hela Sveriges Film Festival", i,e, All Sweden's Film festival some time in late May. This I think has happened since 1993, but these days it seems to have taken off a bit more and got its own coordinating office. Even during non festival times, Jokkmokk has this fantastic cinema in a barn, Bio Norden, where all sorts of films from really narrow to Hollywood hits are screened.
Jokkmokk Fun Fair
When we arrived Jokkmokk all roads to the centre were blocked because of the annual fun fair. This fair differed a lot from those in Germany. Of course, you could eat cotton candy or drive scooter and carrousel but the difference was the stalls. At most stalls fishing and hunting equipment as well as hand made products like tablecloths or wooden toys were sold. There were also two selling snowmobiles.
Jokkmokk Fun Fair
Admission was 20 SEK (~ €2.20) for adults. Most memorable experience was the stall with the antlers. Here you could buy antlers from reindeers. If you see Rudolf the Red Nose Raindeer with a knitted cap next Christmas you know why.
Climate in Jokkmokk
There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: -2 – 9°C ( 28 - 49°F ); min: -14 - 0°C ( 7 - 32°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 18 – 20°C ( 64 - 68°F ); min: 9 - 11°C ( 49 - 51°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: -4 – 12°C ( 25 - 53°F); min: -10 - 4°C ( 14 – 39°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: -10 – -8°C ( 14 - 18°F); min: -18 - -15°C ( 0 - 5°F )
In winter Jokkmokk is one of the coldest places in Europe.