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Dog-Sled Taxis Run Weary Travelers To Their Hotel Rooms

Dog-Sled Taxis Run Weary Travelers To Their Hotel Rooms
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Guests can start off their Nordic vacation with a 45-minute trek through the powdery slopes of Kirkenes.

Serena Chu
  • 4 february 2014

Because town cars and private limos are luxury elements of the past, the Kirkenes Snow Hotel has begun to offer dog-sled taxis to guests who are looking to experience an authentic Nordic holiday. The service will pick up guests from Kirkenes Airport and take them on a 45-minute trek through a frosty scenery before reaching the hotel.

This taxi trip uses a team of eight huskies, and has been endorsed by Norway’s defense services, the local government, and the wildlife authority.

Having received positive reviews from the first two passengers, Ronny Østrem, the hotel’s chief executive, wants to provide this service as an exclusive transfer from the airport to the hotel in the near future, and hopes that it will increase the hotel’s seasonal bookings.

“It was a fantastic trip back,”  said Østrem. “We met a hundred reindeer on the way back as we were driving south, and we had the sun right on our faces. It really felt good to get started.”

From the looks of it, the price for this novel experience will most likely be set at $370 (2300 NOK).

Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Source: Atlantic Cities, The Local

 

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