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Car Rental vs. Tour Buses in January

Plano, Texas
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Car Rental vs. Tour Buses in January

Going on our honeymoon to Iceland in January and we have not been able to decide between renting a car or getting a airport transfer then taking tour buses from there. The tour buses I have read about seem unreliable, such as they would forget to pick you up. But renting a car seems difficult because of the weather on the roads and it being pretty dark out. What does everyone recommend is better? We are trying to aim more for a stress free private honeymoon.

Also, any recommendations for what to do?


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1. Re: Car Rental vs. Tour Buses in January

Hundreds of people use the tour buses everyday and how many complaints to you see on TA? People who have had problems with pickups usually have not listened to or read pickup instructions, are late to the pickup spot etc.

Do you get a lot of winter driving experience in Texas? Look at youtube videos to see what you may experience.

I would not recommend that you drive in January. It could be dangerous to yourself and others.

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Without the proper winter driving experience, renting a car in Iceland in January would be foolish.

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Start married life on a positive note .... take a tour bus. For safety reasons primarily and because you'll learn a whole lot more from your guide as well as seeing the sights. Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding!

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4. Re: Car Rental vs. Tour Buses in January

Agreed, take a tour. As a Texan myself, there is no place in Texas that will adequately prepare you with the skills needed to drive in Iceland in January.

In Iceland, I've discovered the pick up time is frequently the latest they will pick you up, and there's no waiting around to look for you. It's best to be on the lookout 30 minutes before the stated time. I suspect the majority of those complaining they were forgotten did not realize this.

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