Join us for an eventful winter trip on Inlandsbanan to visit the legendary Jokkmokk Winter Market, in 2019 held for the 414th 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.
Please note! The online booking closed at the end of the year, but if you want to travel with us, please contact us at +46 771-53 53 53 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to help you! With a bit of luck the hotels still have availability so that some happy people may still have the opportunity to join us on this fantastic journey
Individual arrival to Östersund, also known as "The Winter City". Not far from the hotel is Lake Storsjön. Take a walk along the shore or on the ice, if it's a good winter. Overnight stay in Clarion Hotel Grand including breakfast.
Mon 4 feb - Inlandsbanan to Kåbdalis
Having enjoyed a wonderful breakfast buffet at the hotel, the time has come for you to take a short walk to Västra Station 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 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.
Tue 5 feb - VISITs and tours in Jokkmokk
The Inlandsbanan train to Jokkmokk departs in the morning from Kåbdalis. We make a short stop at the Arctic Circle. After arrival in Jokkmokk, the day includes a visit to Jokkmokk Tenn (pewter/tin), Ajtte – Swedish mountain and Sami museum, as well as free time to explore the town on your own, after which we board the Inlandsbanan train back to Kåbdalis. In Kåbdalis there is a restaurant for individual meals.
wed 6 feb - Icehotel iN jukkasjärvi
Today we get a true winter experience! A whole day’s visit at famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi. We will take the train and thereafter a bus to Jukkasjärvi. 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.
Thu 7 feb - Jokkmokk winter market
After breakfast we return north to Jokkmokk for a whole day’s enjoyment of the market and its activities – the highlight of the journey. The day is free for your own activities. There are a number of exhibitions, slide shows, concerts as well as shopping for handicraft in Jokkmokk. In the evening we return for the last night in Kåbdalis.
Fri 8 feb - Inlandsbanan to Vilhelmina
Inlandsbanan departs in the morning after breakfast southbound towards Vilhelmina where we are staying comfortably at Hotell Wilhelmina where we sit down one last time together for dinner. Take the opportunity to use the hotel's mini SPA, which has the most spectacular view. At the same time as you are relaxing in the jacuzzi, you will be able to see lake Volgsjön and Blaikfjället mountain through the big panorama windows.
Sat 9 Feb - Östersund
After breakfast in Vilhelmina, we board the train for the last leg of our journey. The trip takes about 3 hours and the package tour ends upon arrival in Östersund. The return journey home must be booked individually, but we will of course be pleased to help you with connecting trains or extra nights in a hotel, just let us know at the time of booking the package tour.
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Here you find the product sheet for 2019 as a printable pdf file for downloading.
Our accomodation in Kåbdalis, Blåfjell stugby
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