Tourists fined 1750 USD for off road driving in Iceland

Two tourists were fined 200 thousand  kronas (1750 USD /  EUR 1675), that is,  100 thousand each,  for off road driving in the slopes of Hverafjall near Mývatn in North Iceland last Tuesday.

Local police report that after some investigation they found the perpetrators, who had done some damage to the sensitive nature in the area. 

Off-road driving in Iceland is prohibited by law. Due to our short summers, Icelandic soil and vegetation is extremely vulnerable. Tyre tracks can leave marks for decades.

You can see the photos of the damage caused by the vehicles in the Facebook post below by the police of North East Iceland. 

 

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