Police officers who were patrolling the Vatnajökull National Park near Lakagígar in the southern highlands, yesterday came upon a small SUV stuck in a mossy bog. The driver, a foreign tourist, had veered off the road in order to avoid a puddle, but ended up in the bog. Off-road driving can result in fines of up to ISK 500,000 (USD 4,350, EUR 3,225), visir.is reports.
The police department in Hvolsvöllur, a small town in South Iceland near the borders of the national park, put up an announcement on their Facebook page with a picture of the car, and warned other travelers against the doing the same, as those who partake in illegal off-road driving risk having to pay high fines.
The case has been duly processed by the police department.