(Relaxnews) - A small airport at the tip of Northern Norway has launched what's being billed as the world's first dog-sledding taxi service in a bid to attract more interest to the area.
Instead of an airport shuttlebus, a cab, or a stretch limo, passengers arriving at the Kirkenes Airport can hop on a Husky-pulled sled to the Kirkenes Snowhotel.
During the 45-minute trek, guests are given a scenic tour of the Nordic surroundings, reported English-language paper The Local.
The service is backed by the country’s defence services, local municipality and reindeer authorities and costs 2,300 NOK or $370 USD.
Dog-sledding activities are popular among hotels in northern climes like Norway, Sweden and Quebec, which attract hardy, fearless winter lovers.
In Quebec, the Ice Hotel -- about 10 minutes from downtown Quebec City -- offers dog-sledding activities around the Jacques Cartier Valley, while the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland takes guests through the wintry wilderness of Jukkasjarvi.
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