Welcome to Jukkasjärvi
The tiny village of Jukkasjärvi is 20km east of Kiruna, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, and is surrounded by lakes, fir trees and reindeer. It is also home to one of Sweden’s most famous attractions: the extraordinary Icehotel. Aside from this blockbuster of a sight, though, this tiny village is well worth a stroll. The only road, Marknadsvägen, passes by some simple rustic homes that are still owned by local families (some of whom are somewhat bemused by the village’s Icehotel fame). The street eventually peters out when it reaches the historic wooden church. It is remarkable that this village has remained charmingly unchanged, despite its fame as one of the most extraordinary holiday destinations in the world.