Hello, I am trying to plan a trip to Europe and I have a few question on the legal side of things.
We live in Dallas, Texas and want to get to Europe the cheapest way possible. We don't have any kind of visas, just going as american tourists. This would also be our first time to Europe too.
I've found that buying a one way ticket to Reykjavik, Iceland can cost as low as $129 and from there I could buy another one way ticket to Madrid for $100 or so. then from Madrid to Paris for another $50 and so on.
then after visiting 3 or 4 different cities within Europe we would be returning to Reykjavik and from there back to the United States. By doing this, airfare could easily be less than $600 per person and we would visit different cities too.
Summing things up, the trip would look something like this:
Dallas - Reykjavik (one way ticket with 4 day stay)
Reykjavik - Madrid (one way ticket with 4 day stay)
Madrid - Santiago de Compostela (one way ticket with 4 day stay)
Santiago de Compostela - Paris (one way ticket with 4 day stay)
Paris - Reykjavik (one way ticket with 2 day stay)
Reykjavik - Dallas (one way ticket home)
Sorry for the long explanation, just trying to be clear.
Question: Is buying these one way tickets an issue? for example, when I get to the airport in Dallas, are they going to question the fact that I do not hold a round trip ticket but instead a bunch of one ways? Or would it be enough to show our one-way tickets going from Iceland to the US?
Also, is it going to be an issue to travel one way from country to country within Europe or is the Schengen area helpful in that sense? In other words, is traveling from Iceland to Spain considered international? or are they going to question our entry to each one of these countries because we are not holding round trip tickets? I would guess once again, showing our one way ticket from Iceland back to the States would clear everything up, right?
I just don't want to make a big mistake buying one way tickets but it seems so much cheaper that buying round trip!
Thanks in advance!