When arriving in Iceland after a long flight, often very early in the morning, there are several things that make driving straight away a bad idea:
- It is very likely that you have had little or no sleep, which means that the risk of falling asleep at the wheel is extremely high.
- The time difference can cause jet lag which again causes fatigue and other sleep-related symptoms.
- Conditions in Iceland can be quite different from what you are used to which can be challenging to face, especially when tired and in some cases in darkness.
- The trip to your final destination can take several hours and pitstops can be few and far between.
It is very unwise to start such a trip when fatigued. What can you do?
To prevent any mistakes on the road you could check in to a hotel or a guesthouse near the airport at a special Nap&Go rate and catch a few hours of sleep before you start your journey:
- You will be much safer and more alert, with less risk of falling asleep at the wheel
- You will enjoy the journey much more, being well-rested and in a better condition
- You will enjoy the scenery more in bright daylight
- It costs less than you might think and it will make the whole day more enjoyable