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Driving in March?

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Driving in March?

Hello all,

We will be coming to Iceland for a weekend in beginning of March and would like to go on the Golden Cricle, Blue Lagoon, have some time in the city and try to hunt for northern light. We figured that it will be much cheaper to rent a car and go around ourselves rather than taking all those tours when there will be at least 5 of us.

So my question is that what is the driving like in March? Will you still have snow by then? Is it easy to drive around? What about parking? Would that be a problem in the city?

Thanks, and I look forward to my trip in Iceland!

Icelander in...
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1. Re: Driving in March?

Driving condition in early March can be bad. Heavy snow, icy roads, heavy winds or rain, and all of this in freezing temperatures.

Anything better than this would be a bonus.

http://www.us.is/page/english

None of the hotels in the center have actual parking places (parking meters).

B-)

London
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2. Re: Driving in March?

Thank you for your reply.

The video made me scared and I don't think we will drive then.

Therefore, if I want to go to the Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon or go somewhere out of the city for northern light, do I have to join those tours? Or there is public transport connecting the city and those area?

And is there anymore reliable and cheaper tours other than those in this website? http://icelandexcursions.com/

Icelander in...
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3. Re: Driving in March?

Don´t let the video scare you, it´s ment to inform you, not scare you. There will be no problem for you to decide, and find a rental car when you get here, depending on the weather and conditions.

There is no public transport to do the Golden circle, but here is another company for you: www.re.is

B-)

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