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I need some help here.  In looking at Princess tours for this itinerary, the vehicles involved are motor coaches without A/C!  My question is do these busses get hot and or stuffy then?  My DH and I are very into comfort and A/C, so would appreciate anyone's input on this.  Thanks.

 

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3 hours ago, PoohUnderstands said:

I need some help here.  In looking at Princess tours for this itinerary, the vehicles involved are motor coaches without A/C!  My question is do these busses get hot and or stuffy then?  My DH and I are very into comfort and A/C, so would appreciate anyone's input on this.  Thanks.

I wouldn't be too worried, especially regarding Iceland, where temperatures are even in summer surprisingly cool, maybe around 10-14°C at most. Norway is then a long country, so there is some variation, but in general also there the summer weather (especially in June) is not super hot despite it may be warmer (especially in the southern parts) than in Iceland.

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We've been to Iceland in summer (June-September) 4 times and the warmest we've seen it is 75 with a bit of humidity.  We used our A/C in the car that day as we were climbing a waterfall and were quite "moist" when we finished.

 

Other than that we've never needed or used A/C in Iceland.  In fact, one of the vehicles we rented didn't even have A/C, most lower level models don't.

 

We have seen 34 degree temps (F) in September, too!

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While the average summer temperatures for the Norwegian coast tend to be in the upper teens (C), Norway has been seeing more and more particularly warm days in the summer. It's not so uncommon these days to see temperatures reach 25°C (77°F). However, temperatures tend to rise through the day, so the warmest times are late afternoon and early evening (around 16:00 or 17:00).

 

But honestly, I wouldn't worry at all. Princess probably included that because they can't guarantee that the bus will have AC. However, this is pretty standard from vehicle manufacturers, and companies would likely need to special order buses without it. I've never been on a chartered bus in warm weather that didn't have AC, and I tend to have the opposite problem. They turn it on as soon as the temperature tops 20°C and I end up shivering!

 

The only caveat I'd say is that if you're looking at a tour that includes public transit, that may not be air conditioned. It's becoming more and more common, but there is definitely still some equipment (mostly trams) with no or inadequate AC. But even then, it's usually only a problem during the peak hot spell of the year. 

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