Friday, January 31, 2014

Norwegian airport launches first dog-sled taxis

One of Norway's most northerly airports has agreed to accept 'dog taxis'.

A dog sled picked up the first two passengers from Kirkenes Airport on Wednesday morning, taking them on a 45-minute trek through the snow to the nearby Kirkenes Snow Hotel.

To launch the service, the first of its kind in Norway, the hotel needed to secure the backing of Norway's defence services, the local municipality, and the authority that oversees reindeer in the region.

The taxi trip will not come cheap, however, costing some 2300 NOK (£225, $372) a time.

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