Sámi Siida – Márkanbáiki (autumn)
Márkanbáiki is an easily accessible, vibrant meeting place in Jukkasjärvi for visitors from near and far who want to engage their senses to experience Sápmi. Get close up and personal with reindeer, stroll through the outdoor exhibition area and try traditional Sámi food in charming Café Sápmi. As a reminder of your visit you surely find some special item in our on-site handicraft shop.
The term márkanbáiki means assembly or market place in North Sámi language and this historical site here is the origin of the village of Jukkasjärvi and a wonderful place for a day visit. Bures boahtin Sápmái – Welcome to Sápmi!
In our exhibition venue you can learn about the culture, traditions, nomadic lifestyle and the history of the reindeer herding Sámi people, look at art works and enjoy the scenery. Our most appreciated companions, the reindeer, are grazing here at the shores of river Torne and it is a special moment being able to meet them close up and feed them.
The guided tour “Čakčaguossi” is a perfect opportunity to get a deeper understanding about the reindeer. Our knowledgeable guide will share some facts and stories about our reindeer and jointly feed them with you!
In Café Sápmi, our giant lávvu-like restaurant with a fireplace in the centre, we serve traditional Sámi food with a modern twist. Reindeer meat and fish are traditional parts of Sámi cuisine that is about pure taste, quality and care for animals and nature. So why not rounding off your visit with a local food experience? Drinking a cup of fresh, boiled coffee is then the icing on the cake. We also offer berry pastries, coffee cheese and refreshments.
As a reminder of your stay you can visit our on-site handicraft shop to find the most unique gifts. We offer only the best of local Sámi handicraft, duodji. Among the crafts you find reindeer pelts and antler designs, Sámi silver jewellery and even lassos for catching reindeer.
OPEN DAILY: 11.00 – 15.00. 31 August – 1 November 2020. Opening hours with reservation for changes!
Café Sápmi’s pastry and lunch serving 11.00 – 15.00.
GUIDED REINDEER FEEDING TOUR “ČAKČAGUOSSI”: appr. 30 min; included in the admission fee. Departure: 15.10 (after café and shop closing)
ADMISSION FEE: Adult: SEK 200. Student (with valid student ID): SEK 160. Child (3-12 years): SEK 100. Free for children under age 3 in company with adults.
Entrance tickets are bought on-site in the handicraft shop (no entrance fee to shop and café).
REINDEER FOOD BAG: 30 SEK.
ADDRESS: Marknadsvägen 2 in SE – 981 91 Jukkasjärvi. Next to Jukkasjärvi church, and 900 m from Icehotel.
15 km from Kiruna Airport and 20 km from central Kiruna. Local bus #501.
QUALITY: Nature's Best Sweden, Sápmi Experience and Sustainable Arctic Destination certified.
GROUPS: Different group arrangements upon request.