Santa Claus is not the only one who has reindeers. Why not visit a reindeer farm if you want to know more about the life of those who live in Lapland? You can even experience a trip in a reindeer sled. If you have children, they will especially appreciate this.
How about spending a night in an ice hotel? It will be an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. There is one in Laino, situated just 30 minutes from Äkäslompolo. You can visit the hotel during the day or you can spend the night (if you like a cool bedroom at -5 degrees centigrade, or 23 degrees Fahrenheit).