Uber Introduces Reindeer Sleigh Rides for Travellers in Lapland

Uber Introduces Reindeer Sleigh Rides in Finland’s Lapland Region

Spoiler alert: They’re free!

When it comes to winter wonderlands, Finland’s beauty is unmatched. The Land of a Thousand Lakes is known to be covered with dense forests, rugged wilderness, and of course, the most surreal lakes. Lapland, in particular, is beautiful during this time of the year. The falling snow and the Santa Claus-themed attractions are what make this region a great Christmas destination. 

But what if we told you that you could tour the beauty of Lapland on a reindeer sleigh ride? In fact, Uber is currently offering free sleigh rides for travellers in the area. They’re for a limited time only, so here’s how you can book them! 

A reindeer sleigh ride like no other

Uber has always been known to think outside the box when it comes to ride-hailing services. From helicopter rides to party buses, the possibilities are endless. So, it’s no wonder that when they introduced Uber Sleigh, our Christmas dreams might just come true!

If you ever find yourself in the Arctic Circle region, you can definitely get a free reindeer sleigh ride. All you have to do is download the Uber app on your trip and look out for the Uber Sleigh feature. Reindeer rides can be booked an hour in advance and are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Also read: Top 10 Coldest Cities in the World for True Winter Lovers

Exploring Santa Claus’s hometown

For travellers in Lapland, head to Apukka Resort in Rovaniemi from 10am to 2pm between 12 and 18 Dec 2022. The rides depart twice a day and will take you on a two-hour journey of the whole Nordic countryside. You’ll be granted the best views and an experience that’s ten times better than admiring the passing scenery from the back of a car. 

Once your journey is over, the sleighs will be parked up for a quick snack break. Get ready to sit around a log fire, sipping on hot berry juice and indulging in Finnish sweet treats. We can guarantee they’ll help warm you up and see why Finland is the world’s happiest place

Falling in love with the rest of Lapland

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Besides reindeer sleigh rides and snow, there are certainly many exciting things to do in Lapland! Go on a husky safari and indulge in winter sports such as snowshoeing and skiing. If you’d like to learn more about the indigenous Sami community, Inari has a museum and a myriad of places selling traditional Sami handicrafts. Alternatively, you could spend the whole day relaxing in a sauna or try ice fishing with the locals. 

At night, stay inside an ice hotel or sleep under the stars inside a glass igloo. If you’re lucky enough, you might just be able to see the Northern Lights!

Also read: Top 10 Things to Do When Exploring Finland

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The only thing that’s left for us right now is to book that flight ticket to Lapland. Maybe we’ll see you later this December?

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