Cultural and resourceful in Jokkmokk: “Perfect”

Photo: Henrik Korpi
Jokkmokk is not only a cultural hub, it is also an extremely resourceful place. SvD Mat & & resor met food creators, artists and hotel builders north of the Arctic Circle.
Henrik Korpi
Photo: Henrik Korpi
Den mäktiga foten av Sarek nationalpark. Det ingår i de områden som samerna länge levt i.
The mighty foothills of Sarek National Park. It is included in the areas in which the Sami have long lived.
Photo: Henrik Korpi

Jokkmokkguidernas Matti Holmgren paddlar på Stor-Skabram. Sjön ingår i Luleälvens huvudavrinningsområde.

Matti of the Jokkmokk guides Holmgren paddles on Stor-Skabram. The lake is part of Luleälven’s main catchment area.
Photo: Henrik Korpi
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Jokkmokk-guiderna har ett sextiotal siberian huskies. De erbjuder äventyr med hundspann, men också till fots och i kanot.

Jokkmokkguidernas Matti Holmgren paddlar på Stor-Skabram. Sjön ingår i Luleälvens huvudavrinningsområde.

Boiled coffee with coffee cheese and cloudberries. Served on Luleälven during a visit to Peace & & Quiet hotel. Photo: Henrik Korpi

The Jokkmokk guides have about sixty Siberian Huskies. They offer dog sledding adventures, also on foot and in canoes.

Photo: Henrik Korpi
Juhán Niila Stålka arbetar på sameslöjdstiftelsen Sámi Duodji. De arbetar bland annat med att främja samisk slöjd och konsthantverk.
”Duodji”, samisk slöjd, är en vital del av den samiska kulturen. Som näring, binäring, kulturbärare och identitetsskapare.

Juhán Niila Stålka works at the Sami handicraft foundation Sámi Duodji. They work, among other things, to promote Sami crafts and handicrafts.

Photo: Henrik Korpi

Laila Susanna Kuhmunens kostym Eadni/Mother ingår i Liselotte Wajstedts kortfilm med samma namn.

” Duodji”, Sami craft, is an important part of Sami culture. As nutrition, secondary nutrition, culture carrier and identity creator.

Photo: Henrik Korpi

Laila Susanna Kuhmunen’s costume Eadni/Mother is included in Liselotte Wajstedt’s short film medication of the same name.

Photo: Henrik Korpi
Eva Gunnares blåbärsvin med färska blåbär som jäser i soligt fönster innan det silas, tillsätts socker och därefter jäser kallt fram till jul.

Maj-Doris Rimpi tillhör de samiska kulturarbetare som använt sitt konstnärskap för att lyfta samiska frågor.

Maj-Doris Rimpi belongs to the Sami cultural workers who used their artistry to raise Sami issues. Photo: Henrik Korpi
Den mäktiga foten av Sarek nationalpark. Det ingår i de områden som samerna länge levt i.
Eva Gunnares blueberry wine with fresh blueberries that ferment in a sunny window before it is strained, sugar is added and then it ferments cold until Christmas.
Photo: Henrik Korpi
Den mäktiga foten av Sarek nationalpark. Det ingår i de områden som samerna länge levt i.
Färsk fjällröding. En av råvarorna som serveras i matkreatören Eva Gunnares smakupplevelse av de åtta samiska årstiderna.
Eva Gunnare is passionate about wild herbs and berries. She conveys the knowledge through courses, lectures and taste shows. Photo: Henrik Korpi

Färsk fjällröding. En av råvarorna som serveras i matkreatören Eva Gunnares smakupplevelse av de åtta samiska årstiderna.

Fresh mountain trout. One of the ingredients served in food creator Eva Gunnares’ taste experience of the eight Sami seasons. Photo: Henrik Korpi
Den mäktiga foten av Sarek nationalpark. Det ingår i de områden som samerna länge levt i.
Peace & & Quiet hotel consists of six glass rooms that can be moved between different places in nature. This one floats on the Luleälven.
Photo: Henrik Korpi
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Photo: Henrik Korpi
— I do not understand the question. It’s coffee. What else is there?
Matti Holmgren smiles. We caretaker video lake Stor-Skrabrams hair in front of a fire. In it, Matti has placed a jug in which water is boiling. When he measured coarsely ground coffee with his hand, the question came: “how would you describe boiling coffee?”
Photo: Henrik Korpi That’s the one Matti doesn’t understand. Or, of course he does. Male his joke is a friendly way of pointing out that our perspective is not necessarily dominant here. We may feel that we have traveled a long way to an isolated place. Guy for others it is the center of the world; our way that deviates from the norm.
— You can drink things like lattes if you want. Male, it’s not coffee, laughs Matti. ) Together with his partner Stina Svensson motorist he Jokkmokkguiderna. A small business that loves to stay outdoors north of the arctic circle. On foot, by canoe, by dog ​​sled. We have simply paddled for an hour on the lake’s sparkling water. Usually the Jokkmokk guides take their guests on adventures for several days, far off the beaten track.

The mighty foothills of Sarek National Park. It is included in the areas in which the Sami have long lived.

Photo: Henrik Korpi

Jokkmokkguidernas Matti Holmgren paddlar på Stor-Skabram. Sjön ingår i Luleälvens huvudavrinningsområde.

Jokkmokk guides’ Matti Holmgren paddles at Stor-Skabram. The lake is part of Luleälven’s main catchment area.
Photo: Henrik Korpi
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Jokkmokkguidernas Matti Holmgren paddlar på Stor-Skabram. Sjön ingår i Luleälvens huvudavrinningsområde.

Kokkaffe med kaffeost och hjortron. Serverat på Luleälven under ett besök på Peace & Quiet Hotel.
Boiled coffee with coffee cheese and gooseberries . Served on Luleälven during a visit to Peace & & Quiet hotel. Photo: Henrik Korpi

The mighty foothills of Sarek National Park. It is part of the areas in which the Sami have long lived. Photo: Henrik Korpi Matti Holmgren came all the way from Jämtland in the early 90s to study ecology and become a photographer.
— I saw how males cut down the forests and drove everything out of the area. Jokkmokk is today one of Sweden’s poorest municipalities while we produce 10 percent of the electricity, he says and claims that he doesn’t really want to be an entrepreneur but “just be out”.
— I want to show that the forest can be used for other than just cutting down and how guy can get a working economy on the same. In 2019, we had a growth of 22 percent in Jokkmokk.
The Jokkmokk guides’ Matti Holmgren paddles on Stor- Scrape frame. The lake is part of the Luleälven’s main catchment area. Photo: Henrik Korpi Matti Holmgren mentions creative people who create local jobs. Initiatives such as Krog Lokal, the hotel Akerlund and Peace & & Quiet hotel. We will return to them. Male first stay for a while in the mighty forest and mountain world that many Lapland travelers are attracted to.
Jokkmokkguidernas Matti Holmgren paddlar på Stor-Skabram. Sjön ingår i Luleälvens huvudavrinningsområde. Cooking coffee with coffee cheese and gooseberries. Served on the Luleälven during a visit to the Peace & & Quiet hotel. Photo: Henrik Korpi

Henrik Korpi

The Jokkmokk guides have about sixty Siberian Huskies. They offer dog sledding adventures, also on foot and in canoes.

Photo: Henrik Korpi
Juhán Niila Stålka works at the Sami handicraft foundation Sámi Duodji. They work dully other than promoting Sami crafts and handicrafts.
Photo: Henrik Korpi
Beautiful environments suitable for day trips and hiking trails in roadless country such as the Kungsleden. We see pieces of it from above during a helicopter ride with Fiskflyg. Video foot of Sarek ringing Rapadalen’s winding delta landscape.
— The minerals that come with the melt water make it mint green and emerald colored, explains pilot Emil Hjort-Labba.

The Jokkmokk guides have about sixty Siberian huskies. They offer dog sledding adventures, also on foot and by canoe. Photo: Henrik Korpi

It’s more than the flight that makes your stomach spin. The scenery is stunningly beautiful. It is part of the area that the Sami have lived in since ancient times. Located in today’s Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden: Sápmi. A geographical place, a linguistic and cultural community– with Jokkmokk as a cultural hub.

— The mountain and Sami museum Ájtte is a reason for that. The Sami education center, which draws skilled craftsmen, is another.

That’s what joiker and social debater Juhán Niila Stålka says. We meet at the Sami handicraft foundation Sámi Duodji. In the shop, Sami artisans from Swedish Sápmi sell their items. Juhán counts more reasons. Sami youth association Sáminuorra caretaker in Jokkmokk. Tjállegoahte, the author’s center Sápmi, is located in the foundation’s building.

Juhán Niila Stålka works at the Sami handicraft foundation Sámi Duodji . They work, among other things, to promote Sami handicrafts and arts and crafts. Photo: Henrik Korpi

Henrik Korpi
Laila Susanna Kuhmunens kostym Eadni/Mother ingår i Liselotte Wajstedts kortfilm med samma namn.

” Duodji”, Sami craft, is an important part of Sami culture. As nutrition, secondary nutrition, culture carrier and identity creator.

Photo: Henrik Korpi

The winter market in 1605 is also important. An ancient road, from the coast into Norway, passed the “river smoke” Jokkmokk. It became a natural gathering place for various Sami cultures to conduct trade. The road is gone, but the big event of the year remains. The 400th anniversary attracted 76,000 visitors.

” Duodji” is the collective name on the tools and clothes that the Sami have created from products in nature in all ages. Jokkmokk is one of the best places to discover both traditional and modern-day duodji. Despite a paltry 3,000 inhabitants, there are dozens of craft and design shops. Jokkmokks Tenn has a workshop and shop in one, with handmade jewelry and objects à la the sun wheel such as necklaces and symbol-laden candlesticks. A stone’s throw away is the crafts-oriented Hantverksbutiken, the home decorators ELD by Jokkmokk and the design stores Fjällriket and Stoorstålka.

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