And so it begins!

Snow sculpture - Jokkmokks Marknad

The winter market week of 2014 has started in Jokkmokk, and guests and visitors have started to arrive. One of the first events is the Jokkmokk Winter Conference, which will feature presentations and panel discussions on the theme “Make it happen: Eco-Mobility for the North” in the Ája building for four days. The historical winter market has also started. I will visit both events tomorrow to take photos and speak with participants.

Handicraft and art exhibitions are open at various locations around Jokkmokk, such as “Magical Lapland” by Maikki Mäkinen at Gamla Apoteket (“the old pharmacy”). I don’t know more about it than the title, but it was enough to make me curious so I will drop by to find out more.

the-reindeer

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