This is the classic way to get to explore the countryside in Iceland. You can either hike cross-country with a map and compass, or use one of the marked-out routes. For longer tours you do need to be fit and well equipped as the weather can change suddenly. It is not unknown for there to be freak snow-storms in the Summer, especially on higher ground. A wide variety of organised and special-interest tours are available to walking and hiking enthusiasts, such as 17 day organised treks through remote areas. Further details on hiking and trekking in Iceland are available from touring clubs and travel agencies.