Reindeer meat in Lapland is widely eaten and not only is it considered a delicacy but is low in fat and considered extremely good for you. Reindeer meat is widely available in shops and restaurants and is prepared in many ways. The Reindeer is served in steaks, stews, burgers and pizzas.
The Reindeer mainly feed on lichen in winter and their favourite food is Reindeer moss. They are also known to eat willow and birch leaves, as well as grass. It is not widely known that the Reindeer can swim but they absolutely can and swim well they do and they will not hesitate to cross a broad river and a small lake. Reindeer, even if they are domesticated are quite shy creatures by nature and will normally shy away from human contact. It is also known that during the mating season in Autumn, the male Reindeer will naturally be more aggressive and although it is unlikely they will attack, it is always best to keep your distance.
In Lapland there are many Reindeer parks, where you can roam freely with the Reindeer and in Yllas resort Lapland you will readily see the Reindeer roaming free. The summer months will see a double in the amount of Reindeer you will see and they will quite literally walk right out in front of you. They really are the most magnificent creatures and just watching them will fill you with joy.