lesser urban area and central place in Jokkmokk Municipality in Scandinavia, Europe

Jokkmokk is a town in Swedish Lappland, in the middle of Norrbotten County. Jokkmokk Municipality (Swedish: Jokkmokks kommun), is one of Sweden's largest, containing a land area of 18,000 km² (larger than many small countries) but no more than 5,000 inhabitants.

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Jokkmokk has been a seat of Sami culture, with an annual market fair, which has been held since 1605.

Get inEdit

The nearest airports are Luleå and Gällivare. The Inlandsbanan trains (limited season) stop in Jokkmokk centre. There are also night trains from Stockholm to Murjek 60km from the centre. There are bus connections from Luleå and from Murjek to Jokkmokk. See resrobot.se.

When going by car from south Sweden, the road E45, or E4 plus road 374 or 97 are suitable. The E4 connection is faster than E45, but they have similar length.

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Map of Jokkmokk

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  • 1 Ájtte (Ájtte, Svenskt fjäll- och samemuseum), Kyrkogatan 3. Ájtte specializes in the culture and nature of the mountainous area of Northern Sweden, and which is also the main museum and archive for the Sami culture of Sweden. The word ájtte is a Lule Sami language one, meaning storage hut and referring to the museum as an archive for artifacts of the Sami cultural heritage.    
  • 2 Sámi Duodji, Porjusvägen 4. Sami arts and crafts.  

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  • Laponia, a large wilderness area with several national parks, is partly in Jokkmokk. A trailhead to Kungsleden, Padjelantaleden and Nordkalottleden trails is in Kvikkjokk, 120 km from Jokkmokk centre.
  • Jokkmokk Market. First Th–Sa in February. Held since 1605. Local handicraft, Sámi produce and ordinary market fare; also a big cultural happening. The 2022 market will be digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Routes through Jokkmokk
GällivareLaponia  N   S  ArvidsjaurÖstersund


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