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Originally published on the Iceland Review website 14. January 2013.

January 14 | Re: Our Trip to Iceland

I waited 52 years to visit Iceland but I made it in September 2012 and it was well worth the wait. It was everything I could have imagined, and more. The country was so clean, the people so friendly, the food so good, and the scenery was unique, a one off.

I spent ten days in the southern part of Iceland and would like to give a special mention to the following, as they made the holiday very special: Hotel Ork – Hveragerði, Hotel Klaustur – Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Hotel Smyrlabjörg – Höfn, and the most outstanding insight into Iceland was provided by Stefan of Classic Reykjavík Bike Tours, a must do tour...

Finally as the saying goes “you can leave Iceland, but Iceland will never leave you.”

See you in 2014...

Regards,

Paul Kemp, Worcestershire, England

 

 

Dear Stefan,

Thank you for the excellent service you provided with respect to my recent Private Guided Tour of Iceland/Reykjavik. The 'Golden Circle' was superb and your geographical knowledge and awareness of environmental issues most informative. The photographic content more than exceeded my expectations. In addition the 'Bike Tour' of Reykjavik provided an insight into the history and development of Iceland. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Iceland and thank you for your time and effort in ensuring my weekend was such a success. Kind Regards Alan Tarry - Blackburn, UK.

 

Hi Stefan,

May we thank you for such a memorable 3 hours of fun, and you love and knowledge of the city will be forever in our minds. Many thanks for a very professional tour, which to us was special.

Paul & Claire Kemp - UK (Classic Reykjavik Bike Tour September 2012).

 

Hello Ursula and Stefan,

We did the Classic Reykjavik bike tour with you Friday 18 May 2012.

It was a magnificent experience and we enjoyed it very mutch. We had even bikes with our names on it; of course it was just luck that we have the same names as members of your family. It was also very nice to have Andri with us on the tour. Thank you again, Ursula, for the very interesting tour. We will tell al our friends when they come to Iceland that they have to do the biketour with your company.

Ann & Stefan - Westmalle, Belgium.

 

We had a wonderful time during our tour. We saw parts of Reykjavik that we probably would not have seen otherwise, and learned a great deal from Ursula during the tour. We'd recommend the tour to anyone visiting the city!

All the best, Tom & Brenda - Boston, MA

 

Ursula,

We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful bike tour of Reykavik. Your tour was both historically informative and very entertaining for all of us. Most of all, we want to thank you for providing a tour that catered to the children. They had a wonderful time interacting with David, feeding the ducks, stopping at the beach, and of course the famous Icelandic ice cream!

Thank you again for making our trip to Iceland a truly memorable experience.

– David & Kathleen Beck and Rudy (12) and Sidney (10) – Baltimore, USA

 

Thank you Ursula for the special adventure that Reykjavik Bike Tours arranged for my wife and I during our long layover in Iceland. I would highly recommend that other people consider this if they are faced with an extended layover at the airport. A great ride and a wonderful lesson in Iceland and Reykjavik history are much better options than sitting at the airport for 5 or 6 hours. Our only regret is not being able to take advantage of your longer tours as I know we just scratched the surface in exploring your island. We hope to return.

– Shaun & Beth Pigott – Bend, Oregon USA

 

Given the option of a sanitised car or coach and sensible clothes I would choose cycling every time as the only way to view the 'Golden Circle' in Iceland. You cannot beat this way to experience the stunning landscape and densley woven historical and mythical strands that compose the legacy of this most individual and eccentric country. It leaves you feeling 'on top of the world', panoramic sky, the big wide open, almost non-existant traffic. Sounds good? Well trust me it is courtesy of 'Rejkajavik Bike Tours'

– Graham Swain - Broadcaster/Journalist - UK

The two bike tours Matt & I took with you truly made our trip to Iceland. We can't rave enough about them to all our family and friends. Stefan, we loved hearing all your stories and insight and knowledge of your home.

We finished our trip in Iceland with a "South Shore Adventure," but unfortunately, while the scenery was beautiful, nothing compares to the intimate settings of your tours. The larger tour bus setting just wasn't for us. While the tour guide was great nothing beats the warm, welcoming atmosphere of your tours.

Meghan and Matt 

Liebe Ursula und lieber Stefan. Wir bedanken uns für die wundervolle Fahrradtour durch Reykjavik. Wir haben es beide sehr genossen und viel Neues erfahren. Es war eine nette Gruppe und noch ein netterer Guide. Mir gefällt besonders der Humor von Stefan und seine angenehme und charmante Art, uns an seinem Wissen Anteil nehmen zu lassen. – Carmen Rohrbach, Reisebuchautorin. Bayern, Germany

Felejthetetlen lmny – Kedves Stefan!
Nagyon szpen ksznm a reykjavki kerkprtrt - hihetetlenl lveztem s rengeteg ismerettel gazdagodtam. Szemlyedben egy kivl idegenvezett s egy nagyszer embert ismertem meg - remlem, mg tallkozunk. ltalad mg kzelebb kerltem a gynyr Izlandhoz s lakosaihoz. Tovbbi sikeres trkat kvnok! – Marek Jzsef, Budapest, Hungary

Hello, everyone.  I want to thank you for a terrific bike tour--very informative and a lot of fun.  Edda was a wonderful guide, and I loved it when she spotted the Faroese men in their hats crossing the square and invited them forward and told us about the relationship between Icelandic and Faroese languages.  This was the very best three hours of my two-day stay in Iceland and I will recommend it to anyone (young or old--I'm 64) who comes to Reykjavik and wants something more enjoyable than just a stodgy bus tour.  Keep banging those pots and pans, Edda.  Thanks so very much! – Bob Crossley, Boston, USA

My goodness was that the best tour we've ever taken! Stefan was born in Reykjavik and with seven degrees of higher learning under his belt, is very knowledgeable and obviously loves to share his country with new people. He took us all over the city, exploring areas of historical, pop, and gastronomical significance. We'd been worried after a morning exploring on our own that we'd have seen everything that Stefan would be showing us. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Stefan took us into some of the nooks and crannies of Reykjavik while giving us an entertaining glimpse into Icelandic history, culture, and politics. – Cubechick, TripAdvisor 10 July 2010.

A thoroughly enjoyable ride and introduction to Reykjavik. Thank you Ursula for being a wonderful guide – Mary & Sara, Essex, England 

Ursula – wonderful tour. I love your enthusiasm for Iceland! Thank you! – Khristine, New Jersey/USA 

Very friendly, super-informative guide! Loved the tour! – Ciara, New York City 

Wonderful tour – a real slice of the city – Erin Stallings, Seattle/USA

Thank you for the insightful tour. I especially loved hearing about the Icelandic people and their everyday habits! – Samantha, Canada 

Really enjoyed the bike ride despite the rain – a great way to see the city and very comfy bikes – Mary & John, Southampton/UK 

Fantastic tour. Biking is a great way to see the city and some sights that you wouldn’t see otherwise! – Ben & Xuan, Cambridge, Massachusetts/USA 

Awesome, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable! Hope to come back – Christian & Christine, Northbay, Ontario/Canada 

I’ve stayed in Reykjavik for quite some time already but now, after the bike tour, I know more about places I‘ve just passed before. Thank you! Nicole Hilbe, Austria 

A wonderful little travel – Lucia, Spain

    Die Zeit verging wie im Fluge beim Radeln. Danke für die Tour und die Geschichten! – Wave Reisen, Germany

Thanks a million for a great bike tour, seeing the city opening up like a surprise to my eyes. Thank you Stefan and Ursula – Anastasia, Greece

    Vielen Dank für die vielen Neuigkeiten, die ich in diesen kurzweiligen zwei Stunden erfuhr. – Thomas Schaffrin, Germany 

Ursula, your tour was recommended to us and we will recommend it to others!!! Rob, Kristel, Matt & Brandon Lazarus, Long Island/New York 

Wish we had such a guide in every city! Thanks! Griet, Belgium 

    Eine wunderbare und toll geführte Tour. Werde ich auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. – Anja Beckmann, Germany 

One of the best things to do here!! Thank you very much – Jennifer, USA 

The tour was the perfect way to see Reykjavik. Far better than any so far, loved it! Sarah from Dubai

Great tour – great stories – great family! Go on! – Frauke und Mathias from Germany

Great tour! You get to see things you would never see on a walking tour. – Patrik & Wolfgang, Germany

It was a very fun and interesting trip! Thanks a lot for your passion and kindness – Jeremy

Thanks a lot! Great idea – best guided tour I ever had – Antje Rietmüller, Germany 

    Vielen Dank für die vielen Infos weit weg vom Üblichen – B. Tinchler, Germany 

Wonderful and real! Thanks so much, Stefan, for showing us the true Reykjavik J - Suzana & Doug, USA 

    Eine super Tour – vielen Dank für die Sicht auf Reykjavik mit so viel Herz und Blick für’s Detail! Viel Glück für die Zukunft – Tina, Germany 

We really enjoyed the ride, partly because of the beautiful weather, but mostly because of your inspired guideance – Jaap & Jacqueline, Holland

A very interesting and invigorating tour, run by an exceedingly knowledgeable guide – Michael Goldin, London 

Great idea! Thanks a lot for the insider’s view of Reykjavik and Iceland. Good luck for many more years in the business – Annie Morrison, Canada 

    Es waren sehr schöne erste Augenblicke von Island – Bettina, Germany 

Very nice with native Icelander’s perspectives and stories – Christopher Bishop, USA 

Merci beaucoup! Thanks a lot, it was one of our best moments in Iceland! You’re a very sweet little family! Take care! – Cécile & Antoine, France 

One word: great! – Karin, Germany 

Excellent tour and good exercise! Very interesting facts not found in any guidebooks. Great hosts. Thanks – Lee Thompson, Shetland Islands/Scotland 

Great tour! Awesome guide! Amazing sights! – Costin & Gina, Romania 

Wonderful tour – you are a wealth of information, Stefan! – Diana & Steve Brown, USA 

Great ride, very informative and most of all great fun!! – Beav, Australia 

Awesome trip. Nice to see sights that we had not thought about visiting. Melissa Banfield Hoadley & Rob Hoadley, New Brundwick/Newfoundland, Canada 

The tour’s been wonderful. I learned about Iceland in two hours more than I’d read in dozens of guidebooks before. Thank you – Kirill from Russia 

Definitely best way to visit the city – my first 24 hours in Reykjavik and I loved it! Thanks! – Ewe, Poland 

    Vielen Dank, takk, for a fantastic tour with a lot of insight to the Icelandic culture and history. Keep on going, weiter so! – Aaron & Aylin from Munich, Germany 

Herzlichen Dank für die Führung mit Herzblut. Wir wünschen der ganzen Familie weiterhin viel Erfolg und begeisterte Kilometer auf dem Fahrrad – Denise & André, Schweiz 

    Auch nach dem vierten Mal Reykjavik gibt es noch neue interessante Dinge zu entdecken. Takk! – Heike, Germany 

Excellent ride – good to see the city from a local’s perspective – Nick Fagerlund, New Zealand 

I loved the journey and stories and learing more about Iceland plus seeing Bjork and the lumpfish of Halldor Laxness – Emma, Canberra/Australia 

    Eine ganz neue “Erfahrung”. Prima Tour, toller Guide. Viel Erfolg in der Zukunft – Wolfgang, Germany 

Excellent job alaround. Thanks – Paul Hughes, New Zealand

Thanks, Steff, for the inside story on Reykjavik, you are an encyclopaedia on wheels! Really enjoyed your company – Bernie Warmington, New Zealand/Bristol 

Sehr sympathisch, sehr informativ, eine äußerst lohnenswerte Führung – H. und Silke, Germany

Hello! Thank you for a lovely morning in the rain! Got a really good impression of town and the outskirts – now we look forward to more exploring this wonderful city. Good luck for the future – Anna & Ylva, Denmark/Sweden

Thank you so much for the exceptional tour. We’re honoured to be your first guests. Keep it up! Wonderful to meet you and best wishes with your future endeavours. – Mary Page Wilson, USA

 

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