This is the classic way of getting to know the Icelandic countryside - either by walking cross-country with a map and compass or following one of the marked out routes. For longer tours you need to be fit and well equipped. A wide variety of organised and special-interest tours are available to walking and hiking enthusiasts. Some travellers even opt to spend their entire stay in Iceland in this way, on such tours as a 17-day organised trek through the remote wilderness.
Further details are available from touring clubs and travel agencies.