Norway offers dog sled taxi service

Updated: Wednesday, February 5 2014, 12:32 AM EST
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NORWAY (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Forget stretch limos--in Norway, the fanciest way to get from the airport to a hotel is a ride on the world's first dog sled taxi.

The new venture just launched this week.

The service takes passengers from Kirkenes Airport to the nearby Kirkenes Snow Hotel via a 45 minute trek through snowy mountains.

It's a one-of-a-kind experience with a high price tag--about $370.
Norway offers dog sled taxi service
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