Ice Lantern Festival in Swedish Lapland

Want to try something a bit different, head to Swedish Lapland for the Ice Lantern Festival.

The lights of thousands ice lanterns will soon shine through the Vuollerim area in Swedish Lapland. The village has put some extra effort in the annual Winter Market, with a full program for the week.

This year’s news:, house-jumping dinner in the locals’ homes and a lecture with Gert Palmcrantz, legendary sound producer who has worked with many celebrities in the jazz elite.

“Drum for your life” an exciting lecture with Gert Palmcrantz about the meaning of the drum through time. Listen to it on February 3rd.

Jokkmokk Market is over 400 years old, but there were markets in this area before it.

Ulf Westfal lectures about The Jokkmokk marke’ts background in “Half shady communication in totally shady winter darkness”.

Try something new – join in on the house-jumping dinner and experience the homely feeling in the village. Enjoy a cup of coffee and music crossword at the heritage centre. Local food traditions are highlighted with traditional Märgbens (marrowbones) dinner and the first barbeque of the year at Hotel Vuollerim.

As usual, visitors can experience the villagers’ creativity when the village lights up by thousands ice lanterns. Those who wish may try to make snow sculptures and ice lanterns together with the villagers. Lighting the lanterns, hot air balloons and speeches in Laestadius park on January the 31th at 6 pm.

The work pays off – international visitors, journalist and photographs are finding the village.  What tempt the to come are the genuine everyday experiences, the good atmosphere and “a world class hospitality” as visitors explain it. Warmly welcome! Lapland Vuollerim!

For the fully Market program and more info: