The tourists' motorcycles left deep tire tracks in their wake.
'Enough is enough', with off-road driving, says experienced guide Páll Jónsson. He suggests a highland driving permit to ensure that drivers follow the law.
The Environment Agency of Iceland has reported ten incidents of illegal, off-road driving since the beginning of June.
When Styrmir Sigurðsson went hiking by Grindaskörð on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland recently, he discovered major tire tracks in a large area of the moss-covered landscape.
Park ranger Kristinn Jón Arnarson knew the off-road drivers deserved to be punished—and so they were for two hours.
Police investigation has revealed that Scots, who on their website bragged about their off-road driving in Iceland, exaggerated their adventures.
Two men from Scotland who are traveling Iceland for charity in a modified 4x4 are under investigation for the crime of off-road driving. They set off intending to drive up five Icelandic volcanoes this August.
A Sunday Times journalist has been caught driving off-road in Iceland. The journalist was testing the new Land Rover Discovery Sport for the car manufacturer, who will continue to fly foreign journalists to Iceland for this purpose in the next six weeks.
NGO Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, claims that Icelandair encouraged off-road driving in an advertisement on Norwegian website icespiration.no. The ad has since been removed and Icelandair states that it was published by mistake.
A tourist requested assistance from the police at Hvolsvöllur on Thursday when he drove off-road and got stuck in the mud. He was fined for off-road driving.