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“Great tour experience!”

BR Tours - Private Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: BR Tours offers high quality adventure tours to foreign visitors in Iceland. Our tours are private and tailor-made to meet individual requirements and specific interests, but we do not sell seats in package tours. We provide suitable vehicles and experienced and knowledgeable driver-guides, speaking English, German and Scandinavian languages. Our aim is that our clients experience and enjoy the magnificent nature and unique geology of Iceland and at the same time learn about its colorful history, as well as past and present culture.
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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“Great tour experience!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My friends and I (total of 5) had a great tour around Iceland with Jon in March for around 5-6 days! Jon was really friendly and we were also able to catch the Northern Lights on one night which was a totally wonderful experience despite the cold. It was also totally awesome to get to see the ice caves. I would highly recommend groups of friends who want to go on a private tour in Iceland to join!

Visited March 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“6 days tour of South Iceland”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I just got back from Iceland couple of days ago. This tour is a totally new experience for me as it was a private tour led by Jon. He is very accommodating & knowledgable. I enjoyed the awesome scenery/landscape and the natural unspoilt beauty all around me. I was totally amazed at the vastness of the place - uninterrupted beauty all the way. Thru Jon, Carmen & I had a first hand knowledge of geography & history. I also especially liked the small and quaint village churches. It was so serene and peaceful and one feel so near to God. I will definitely return to this wonderful place as there are still many beautiful places to be explored. My friends are already very impressed with the country and they would also like to visit soon.
Will certainly recommend this private tour with the wonderful guide Jon to friends who want to know leisurely enjoy the beauty of nature all around.
Once again thank you Jon for a very good experience of your beautiful country. Kudos to you
Gladys Lim
10/6/14

Visited June 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

I was in Iceland for 11 days with three fellow travellers in May. It was a wonderful trip with a comprehensive itinerary. Jon was really friendly. He also knew the best locations for the best views, and timings for the best shots. He never rushed us, or told us, "You have xxx minutes here." Many times he was as excited as us by the landscape. The trip was partly geography lesson on the go too! It was great having the flexibility to drive out again at 10pm just to catch the sunset over the mountain; or to stay out at the glacier lagoon having a barbecue dinner while waiting for the sunset. Definitely recommended.

Visited May 2014
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“Absolutely fun and amazing experience. Worth every moment.”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We just completed a full 10 days with our guide Jon Fridgeir Thorisson. I was a little apprehensive to be so far away from home but he put our minds to ease by being absolutely approachable.

Apart from being very knowledgeable about the finer details on the attractions such as the best times and best locations, Jon was also very willing to accommodate to our requests. He was also honest and had integrity, he was genuinely interested in giving us the best experience in Iceland.

We had such a great time and saw many amazing sights that we otherwise would not have with another group.

Highly recommended!

Visited May 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
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“Northern Lights!”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

My wife and I decided we'd have to see the Northern Lights at least once in our lifetime and after much research decided in February of 2013 that Iceland was the place to go to. Two friends wanted to join us in our quest to see the Lights and we booked several tours with BR Tours. We landed in Keflavik and chose to stay at the Northern Light Inn, aptly named. Only 5 minutes away from the Blue Lagoon we decided this was the place we wanted to be.

Jon (our guide) was wonderful and met us at the hotel to discuss our tours and what we wanted to do and see. He was friendly and attentive to our needs and wishes. He went out of his way to organise a tour that suited us, being an "older" group who didn't want too much physical activity we were very comfortable in his 4 wheel drive which he used to run us up and down the south coast of Iceland.

We were so lucky and out of the 7 days we were in Iceland we saw the Lights on six nights! it was a truly breath-taking experience. As we were all interested in food as well he took us to a cod fish processing plant and several good restaurants to try the native fare. We stuffed ourselves on langoustines at almost every meal. The lamb was very good too.

Just to show how friendly and helpful the Icelandic people are I tripped over some lava rocks on the very first morning we were there and cut my shin badly. It was only 7am but the hotel put us in their van and drove us to the nearest hospital half an hour away only to find they wouldn't be open till 10am. When Jon arrived at the hotel to discuss our tours he kindly took us to the hospital in Reykjavik to have me stitched up! What good service!

All in all we fully recommend using BR Tours to organise your sightseeing as well as Light chasing when in Iceland. And the Northern Light Inn is really a good place to see the lights despite being so near the geo thermal power plant. We saw the best Light displays from the carpark of our hotel! And they buzz your room when the Lights start dancing so you can rest in the warmth of your room and just wait for the call.

Visited February 2014
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