Winter in Lapland 2009 – 8

I travelled to Jokkmokk for the marknad today.

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This market has been held annually for over 400 years now.

I was last in Jokkmokk for the marknad in January 2007.  You can buy so many things here, from smoked fish and meats

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to skins and clothing made from skins

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and animals still wearing there skins

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This of course is a European Brown Bear (Björn in Swedish).

For one hour each afternoon you can watch Reindeer racing. Here are some of the Reindeer ready for racing

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and these are the sledges pulled by them

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Those racing with the Reindeer seem to be tourists who are staying in Jokkmokk for the marknad.

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Here is a piece of video of the racing.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

I had travelled to Jokkmokk with a list of items to buy both for me and people back in Englandand with some items still missing from my list, I decided I would return the following day.

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