此生必訪的冬日仙境——芬蘭羅凡尼米

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位在芬蘭北部的羅凡尼米(Rovaniemi)是傳說中耶誕老人的工作室。除了與耶誕老人相關的景點,還有薩米人牧養的麋鹿、夢幻的北極光和冷吱吱的冰旅館!一起來感受這個極北城市的冰雪魅力吧!

Located close to the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is the capital of the province of Lapland. This ancient region is the home of the Sami people, who have lived in the Arctic for centuries. There are thousands of Sami in Rovaniemi, and many of them herd reindeer just as their ancestors did before them. The animals attract thousands of tourists and, of course, help pull Santa’s sleigh every year.

羅凡尼米緊鄰北極圈,是拉普蘭的首府。這個古老的地區是薩米人的家鄉,他們在北極地帶已經居住數個世紀。羅凡尼米有幾千名薩米人,其中許多薩米人跟祖先一樣牧養麋鹿。這些動物吸引了成千的觀光客,當然,每年也協助耶誕老人拉雪橇。

If you want to see the man in red himself, just head to Santa Claus Village. The main attraction here is Santa Park, a network of underground caves where it’s Christmas all year round. You’ll be able to make toys with the elves, take a sleigh ride, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, and even chat with Santa in his cozy office. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

如果你想瞧瞧「紅衣人」本尊,就前往耶誕老人村,這裡最主要的景點就是「耶誕樂園」,地底洞穴自成系統,終年歡慶耶誕節。你可以和小精靈一起製作玩具、搭乘雪橇、和耶誕老婆婆一起裝飾餅乾,甚至可以和耶誕老人在他舒適的辦公室裡閒聊。這會是你終身難忘的經驗。

Just memorable are the Northern Lights, and Rovaniemi is one of the best places in the world to see them. Caused by charged particles meeting high in the atmosphere, these streaks of green and red light are usually most visible during the long nights of winter. With wildlife parks and ice hotels to visit as well, this is one winter wonderland you won’t want to miss!

北極光也一樣令人難忘,而羅凡尼米也是世界上最適宜觀賞北極光的所在之一。這些綠色與紅色的光線是帶電粒子在高空的大氣中碰撞所形成,通常在漫長冬夜中最容易看到。再加上野生動物園以及冰旅館,這裡是你絕對不想錯過的冬日仙境!

實用字彙
arctic (a./n.)(常為大寫)北極的;北極(地帶)
province (n.) 省,州
herd (v.) 放牧
ancestor (n.) 祖先
sleigh (n.) 雪橇
elf (n.)(複數為elves)小精靈
cozy (a.) 舒適的,愜意的
memorable (a.) 難忘的,值得懷念的
charged (a.) 帶電荷的
particle (n.) 微粒,粒子
atmosphere (n.) 大氣
streak (n.) 光束,閃電
wildlife (n.) 野生動物,野生生物
wonderland (n.) 仙境,令人驚奇的地方

本文取材自《一生必去的世界都市:EZ TALK 總編嚴選特刊 (1書1 MP3)

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