Jokkmokk - the village, located 5 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, close to the Scandinavian mountains.
Jokkmokk - with Sami translates to "curve the river."
The low wooden houses surrounded by gardens on the main street, shaded by canopies of mighty summer birches.
In the neighborhood - the endless forests and swamps, beautiful lakes, scenic mountains.
All life is connected with the forest Jokkmokk.
Sawmill and pulp and paper small factory built on the banks of the river.
In winter the temperature drops below -40 ° C.
In the village of 3000 inhabitants has lived (of the commune has 7,000), and for a long time, she served as Sami cabin.
The first buildings appeared here in 1602, after Charles IX decided to set up trading posts in the north, to generate revenues to finance military campaigns.
In Jokkmokk is a chapel and priest's house, running a large Sami market. On this occasion, is a big celebration, which, despite the cold, crowds gather.
In late August, Autumn Fair is held.
In the summer you can see the midnight sun. White Nights in Jokkmokk last few weeks in the summer in June and July. During the White Nights the sun rises very early, and, in fact, this darkness does not occur. White Nights is widely celebrated in Jokkmokk.