The tradition has a long history within the Vuollerim Area, originally started by a couple of local women who wanted to decorate the village for the yearly winter market in Jokkmokk. This has now become tradition for many households in Vuollerim. Last year alone there was said to be around 2000 ice lanterns and this has well deservedly christened the village with the credible name of ”the 1000 ice lantern village”.
The official lighting is traditionally the first Wednesday in February, and ice lanterns are lit throughout the winter market period from Wednesday to Sunday. The candles used are long burning candles and many last for several days. An abundance of visitors come to Vuollerim during this period just to witness the transformation of the village as it really has a truly magical feel about it. This year 2021, ti will be a little bit different during covid- 19. Check here.
If you would like to try your hand at making ice lanterns, or other creative creatures and candle holders, then this is a great opportunity to be guided by one of the people who started the tradition. Workshop on how to make the traditional ice lanterns, a village speciality.
This year a special covid-19 adapted outdoor workshop.
For more information during Jokkmokks Vinter market 2021, check here.
Time: About 1 hour
Price: 420 SEK/person. Childen 4-15 yeras old half price. 0-3 years old free.
Inclusive: Guide and accessories