JOKKMOKK MARKNAD, Swedish Lapland
From February 1 to 6, 2022
Sami community event
From February 1 to 6, 2022 will be held in Jokkmokk in Swedish Lapland as every year since 1606 the "Jokkmokk marknad"! A unique event honoring the nomadic people of the Sami community, scattered between Norway and the Kola Peninsula. An essential event for the Sami people allowing everyone not only to exhibit and sell an endless variety of handicrafts, jewelry, objects in wood, pewter, furs, wool, halters, knives, hooks, skins, fur boots but also to exchange with visitors during exhibitions, workshops, screenings, folklore shows. The gastronomy is not to be outdone, as well as all the winter activities : snowmobile safari, dog sledding, reindeer races ...
Finnmarksløpet, Norwegian Lapland.
From 11 to 19 March 2022
Mythical sled dog race
From March 11 to 19, 2022, the legendary Finnmarksløpet will be held in Norway. A 1200 km sled dog race starting from Alta, a small town lost in northern Norway. A hundred mushers and around 1,400 dogs will take the start of this extreme adventure, a bit like the Vendée Globe Challenge of the far North... A high-level sporting event dominated by the Norwegians even if the Swedish Petter Karlsson recently distinguished himself in winning the event in 2016 and 2018. A very popular competition taking a unique route due not only to its length but also to the incredible arctic nature it traverses.
Laponia Triathlon, Swedish Lapland.
From 08 to 10 July 2022
Long distance triathlon
From July 08 to 10, 2022 the Laponia Triathlon will be held in Swedish Lapland. A long distance race comprising 3,860 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.2 km of running. Particularity of this race, the start of the first event is given at midnight. But here above the Arctic Circle it will still be daylight at this time of year. A test between lakes, rivers, forests and mountains of Sarek. After the race, visit the Lapland Museum or enjoy a good "Fika"...