You now have the chance to come along on an eventful winter trip on Inlandsbanan and at the same time visit the legendary, over 400-year-old Jokkmokk Winter Market.
This is a time when the Sami cultural heritage takes centre stage with a rich programme of events. We will also make a full-day excursion to the world’s first ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi.
This is the package for anyone wishing to experience Jokkmokk Winter Market and other, specially selected Norrland winter highlights. Perhaps you will even be lucky enough to experience the Northern Lights, a characteristic feature of the Arctic Circle.
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 29 Jan - Inlandsbanan to Kåbdalis
Having enjoyed a wonderful breakfast buffet at the hotel, the time has come for you to take a 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 will stop and enjoy lunch with a view over snow cover lake Volgsjön. We get on the train again and next stop is Arvidsjaur, where we enjoy our dinner. The last stop for the evening is the ski-resort Kåbdalis where we will have our base-camp the following days. Our luggage will be picked up with snowmobiles that will take it to the ski chalets. Overnight stay in shared apartment in ski chalets, including breakfast.
Tue 30 Jan - Icehotel iN jukkasjärvi
Today we get a true winter experience! A whole day’s visit at famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi where we go by bus. The tour includes a lunch buffet served at the Icehotel restaurant, known for its excellent, local kitchen. After lunch we will have a guided tour of the hotel building, the 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.
wed 31 Jan - VISITs and tours in Jokkmokk
The Inlandsbanan train to Jokkmokk departs in the morning from Kåbdalis. After arrival in Jokkmokk, the day includes visit to Jokkmokk Tenn (pewter/tin), Ajtte – Swedish mountain and Sami museum, and the Jokkmokk historical market, at the local heritage center, as well as free time to explore on your own. In the late afternoon we enjoy the grand opening ceremony of the Jokkmokk winter market, after which we board the Inlandsbanan train back to Kåbdalis.
Thu 1 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 and open day at the Sami school as well as shopping for handicraft in Jokkmokk. In the evening we return for the last night in Kåbdalis.
Fri 2 feb - Inlandsbanan to Vilhelmina
Inlandsbanan departs in the morning after breakfast southbound towards Vilhelmina where we are staying comfortable at Hotell Wilhelmina where we sit down one last time together for dinner. Take the opportunity to use the hotel's 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 3 Feb - Östersund
After breakfast it's time for the last leg of the journey, around 3 h train ride to Östersund where we will arrive at lunchtime. Return journey home must be booked individually, but we will of course be pleased to help you with connecting trains or extra night in a hotel, just let us know at the time of booking the package tour.
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Our accomodation in Kåbdalis, Blåfjell stugby
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