Last year, I wrote about the Snowball Stay beside Villa Åsgård, a unique opportunity for visitors of the Jokkmokk winter market to sleeping a night inside a snow sculpture formed as a snow ball. The photos below are from last year. This year, I will sleep a night in the 2016 version of the Snowball Stay – only to get a chance to share the experience with all of you blog readers! I will take photos, record video, perhaps make a live broadcast from inside the snow ball (if the iPhone can handle the temperatures).
More information about this event will be published later.
Other scheduled activities for the Jokkmokk: Live! blog is competing in the reindeer race, going to a nice dinner at Hotel Akerlund, experiencing Jokkmokk-born artist Kitok perform live at Cafe Gasskas Saturday night (just like last year, which was one of the highlights of the 2015 winter market), taking part of the Sami national day celebrations on Saturday the 6th of Februari, visiting the historical market with the many events it offers, performing electronic music in the old heritage center on thursday night – and recording and publishing a lot more video posts than previous years. I will also meet up with a number of friends who come for a visit from other parts of Sweden (and other parts of the world), attending art exhebitions, conferences, speeches – and much more.
And of course, I invite everyone to follow my winter market through this blog and through the blog’s Facebook page. I think that this will be a great winter market, and it is only a few days away now…