"Bake your own bus ticket"
Long-distance bus company Matkahuolto is offering customers the chance to travel for using unusual tickets this Tuesday. All they have to do is bake some gingerbread and present it at a ticket office before embarking on their journey.
On Tuesday 17 December, passengers can use gingerbread biscuits as bus tickets, so long as the departure point and destination are clearly marked (for example in sugar icing) and the biscuit is home-made and completely edible. The tickets available to gingerbread bakers are limited in number--just 500 are available across the country--but they can in principle be used to travel more than 800 kilometres, from Helsinki in the south to Rovaniemi in Lapland.