Small-Group 9-Hour Golden Circle Tour with Hot Spring Bathing and an Italian Tour Guide

Thingvellir National Park is the first stop on your Golden Circle day trip with an Italian tour guide.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
9 hours
All year
Minimum age
7 years old


Marvel at the spectacular attractions on Iceland’s most famous driving route and finish your day relaxing in an off-the-beaten-track geothermal pool on this eight-hour small-group excursion. Travelers keen to tick off bucket list attractions and discover hidden gems with an Italian tour guide should book this trip now.

Your day begins with pick-up from Reykjavik by your Italian driver-guide. This tour is in Italian, and the small group size ensures plenty of interaction with your guide.

When everyone is in the vehicle, it’s time to head out of Reykjavik to explore Iceland’s most iconic attractions. 

First, you’ll visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting outstanding natural beauty. It holds a significant place in the country's history and is geologically fascinating. Thingvellir is the site where chieftains gathered in 930 AD to establish the Athingi, which today holds the title of being the longest-surviving parliament.

The park lies in a rift valley marking the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and it’s the only place globally you can walk between two tectonic plates. As you stroll through Thingvellir National Park, you’ll walk between two continents, an incredible phenomenon to ponder.

Your next Golden Circle stop is the Geysir geothermal area in the Haukadalur valley. It features bubbling mud pools, fumaroles, and colorful mineral deposits, offering a fascinating insight into the earth's underground forces.

The Geysir geothermal area is home to the Great Geysir, the first geyser described in print and the namesake of all geysers, but it's mainly dormant today. However, its neighbor Strokkur delights visitors with powerful eruptions reaching heights of up to 66 feet (20 meters) every 6-10 minutes. 

The day’s final Golden Circle attraction is Gullfoss waterfall, or the "Golden Falls." Gullfoss is a breathtaking waterfall plummeting two stages into a rugged canyon of the Hvita river. 

On sunny days, the water's mist can create shimmering rainbows over the falls, adding to its allure. Gullfoss symbolizes Iceland's unspoiled nature and is a testament to environmental conservation, as an activist saved the waterfall from potential hydroelectric development in the early 20th century.

Next, your driver will take you to the picturesque Bruarhlod canyon to each your packed lunch. This lesser-visited attraction is near the Gullfoss waterfall, boasting raw and rugged beauty. 

During the tour, your driver may also take you to one or two additional short surprise stops. Doing so depends on the daylight hours, weather conditions, and available time. 

No matter what time of year you travel, you’ll finish your day with a rejuvenating soak in one of Iceland’s natural geothermal swimming pools. Your guide will take you to one of the lesser-visited pools for an authentic experience away from the crowds.

Don’t miss this fantastic eight-hour small group Golden Circle tour with an Italian guide, including hidden gems and hot spring bathing. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Reykjavik pick-up and drop-off
Professional driver-guide
Guided Golden Circle tour in Italian
Small-group experience


Cultural Activity

What to bring

Warm layers and waterproof outerwear
Good walking shoes or hiking boots
Swimsuit and towel
Snacks, packed lunch, and water

Good to know

The pick-up and drop-off point is near the Sun Voyager sculpture. However, you can also request pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation.

Bathrooms are available at most of the tour stops.

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Michele Santucci

Michele Santucci

English, Spanish, Icelandic, Italian
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Owner of Elysia Tours, Italian tourist guide and architect.

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