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“Best Private Guide Service”

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.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

We searched the Internet and sent out several requests for private guide services. Bragi responded almost immediately and that set the tone for our excellent tour of South Iceland. Jon Thorrison was our guide and we had a great time. He accommodated all of our needs and requests. After a day in Reykjavik on our own, Jon picked us up from our hotel and transferred us to the Reykjavik airport where we took a smaller plane to Hofn to start out grand adventure.

He hired a nice four wheel drive vehicle and off we went to areas where we saw few, if any people. We saw some amazing sights, including the largest herd of reindeer Jon has ever seen. We climbed up areas in our 4WD until the snow blocked the road. We hiked and stopped to refill our water bottles with fresh spring water from streams. We saw and walked among glaciers and empty glacier beds (that had been washed away by the last volcano eruption). We hiked the glacier and sat in an ice cave.

I can't begin to write down all that Jon showed us and told us. From the visit to a grocery store, the picnics near the cliffs where puffins fly to eating dried fish with lots of butter. We had meals of reindeer carpaccio, smoked puffin and Minsk whale. We stayed at an amazing country inn, Hotel Ranga, who will wake you up at night to see the Northern Lights (which we didn't get to see).

Jon took care of our every need. We didn't have to worry about paying for anything. We payed only at the end. He was personable and friendly and felt as if he were our friend at the end of our four days with him.

We are already planning our next trip back!

Thank Hammercollector
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Bragi is wonderful! The 2 days my husband and I spent with him touring the south and west of Iceland were the highlights of our 14 day trip to Europe. Before we arrived in Iceland, Bragi put together a detailed itinerary to match our interests in scenery and history. On our first day, when we were headed to the black sand beaches on the south coast, I mentioned I was also interested in geysers and Silfra. Bragi made changes to our plans on the fly to enable us to take a “mini-Golden Circle” tour to see the geysers and Silfra after we finished on the south coast. This added a couple of hours to our planned day, but was a much appreciated addition to our trip.

The second day was devoted to history. We learned about Snorri Sturluson, a 13th century Icelandic poet, historian, chieftain and author, and visited his home. We also learned about the settlement of Iceland and the history of the sagas. Throughout the day, Bragi also told us about the geology and culture of Iceland.

We did so many things in our two days: waterfalls, beaches, fjords, geysers, Thingvellir, Silfra, a power plant tour, a tour describing the recent volcanic eruption, a glacier, the folk museum at Skogar, hot springs, the Settlement Center, etc., etc. Thanks, Bragi!

Bragi is very knowledgeable about his country and conveys this knowledge in fluent English. He is the perfect guide, and we spent two remarkable days in his company. We are already planning another stop in Iceland with Bragi for 2013.

Thank 6ocicats
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

My first review accidently ended up under Reykjavik attractions rather than under tours, but I had to add another review as our two days with Bragi were wonderful. He took our group of 12 all over in his comfortable 16 seater bus at a very reasonable price picking us up at our cruise ship. We toured the Golden Circle, had a delicious lamb stew lunch near the waterfall, and visited the Pearl, the Hydropower center, and a Greenhouse flower grower on the first day and then toured Reykjavik with numberous stops, swam in the Blue Lagoon and viewed the thermal phenomenon on the peninsula nearby before being returned to our ship, tired but happy. Bragi is a font of information and took good care of us. The two days including all admissions cost $200 per person.

Thank naomi2291
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Bragi gave our group of 12 a wonderful 2 day tour covering so many interesting sights and experiences in our 2 days docked near Reykjavik coming off our Holland America Prinsendam ship where Bragi picked us up and dropped us off. We created our group using Cruise Critic boards and everyone got along well. We saw waterfalls, geysirs, mudpots, a huge crack in the earth where two teutonic plates came together- and we walked through it. Then we toured a flower farm, a geothermal center, the Pearl and amazing Church at Reyjavik, swam in the Blue Lagoon and saw the olympic size pool and spa where Bragi goes swimming. We had two terrific days for only $100 per person per day including all admissions. Only our excellent 3 course lamb stew lunch at a restaurant near one waterfall was extra ($15) and well worth it. Bragi was knowledgable, considerate, spoke excellent English, and was a lot of fun to be with. His 16 +1 seater van was very comfortable to be in as it was high, more like a bus and all could stand up to get out.With 12 people in it, almost all of us had a window seat. Bragi and his tour gets an A+ recommendation.

Thank naomi2291
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

My wife and I and our 15 year old grandson spent 12 wonderful days with Bragi touring all of Iceland. We viisited Reykjavik for 2 days and then drove around the entire island with several inland excursions. We were driven in a very comfortable off-road equiped vehicle (needed to ford streams, drive on rough roads and through some snow). Bragi is a very safe driver, loves his country and enthusiastically transmits his great knowledge to his guests. He particularly bonded with our grandson, climbing together in spots we chose to just observe. Bragi arranged the entire itinerary and chose superb hotels (a new one every night). We felt we saw much of the island and came away with a comfortable knowledge of the people, their way of life and history. It was a fascinating trip for both adults and our grandson.

Thank mittyc2016
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