Parliament recently passed a law relating to off-road driving and nature conservation.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
According to the new law, offenders who cause serious damage to the environment will be liable to a fine of a minimum of ISK 350,000 (USD 2,700, EUR 2,240) or imprisonment of up to four years.
In severe cases, the offender’s vehicle may be confiscated by the court.
According to the Environment Agency of Iceland, serious damage is defined as damage that is considered irreversible or where the groundcover has been permanently ruptured.
The amendments to the law came into effect on May 1.