If you missed out on my first post on this famous market, click here.
For the big 100- year-celebration, 6th February in Trondheim – go to Bente Haarstad’s blog. Click here.
After a rather warm walk (only 9 degrees C below zero…the temperature at some of the markets over the years has dropped to -40-45 C) among the tents, eating well and buying some dried reindeer sausages, we went down to the lake for the yearly Reindeer Race. People from everywhere come and race two and two on sledges behind a reindeer. But that – you can see more of in another post! Maybe you would like to try yourself?
An akja, to be drawn by a reindeer
The Jokkmokk youth hostel
Knitted wool socks and more…very useful in this cold part of Sweden
Many old people who traditionally work here
A sled is a very practical vehicle in snow
This crochet piece cost 300 dollars
Fox skins and other skins are traditionally sold here. The Sámi people has always been hunters
The food tents – here you can get traditional Sámi food
Old friends – a market is always a great meeting place
Well dressed in the cold air!
Of course we had to buy hjortronsylt! Nothing beats that – warm on waffles and icecream
Skins for everyone. I think this was the most commonly bought thing from this market. One roll under every arm…
Tradition is important