Tourists disregard road barriers and drive into an avalanche in Iceland's West Fjords

Two tourists sought police assistance after getting trapped between two avalanches, The two men had disregarded road barriers and were promptly rescued - and fined. 

The men drove across Hrafnseyrarheiði in a rental car from Dýrafjörður to Arnarfjörður. They tried to return when they discovered that an avalanche had closed the road, but on the way back another avalanche had fallen so they were trapped between the two. 

Police say that the tourists disregarded not one road closure sign but two. 


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