Photos from Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Today I made the first out of many walks around the winter market area. Although main market doesn’t start until Thursday morning, the opening ceremony takes place tomorrow at 17:30. So right now, there are a lot of preparations going on all around Jokkmokk. The exception is the historical market at the open-air historic museum, which opened yesterday and which hosts a wide range of events throughout the week, both during daytime and in the evenings. For a full schedule, see the historical market website and the official winter market website. I visited the historical market around lunchtime, at a time when there were only a few people around. There will be a lot more people around tonight, when the musical events start. See the Facebook event here for more information.

I also visited the Ájtte museum and the Sámi Handicraft Foundation, Sámi Duodji, to get a sense of what interesting things I shouldn’t miss later this week. Throughout the walk, I took some photos, so I can now present the first photo album of the 2016 Jokkmokk winter market week:

Coming up next, the opening of the “Made by light” photo exhibition at Destination Jokkmokk…