Travelers to Iceland Arrested for Presenting False IDs Skip to content

Travelers to Iceland Arrested for Presenting False IDs

By Iceland Review

The police in Egilsstadir, east Iceland, arrested a man and a woman who arrived to the country on the Norraena ferry to Seydisfjördur yesterday morning for presenting IDs that are believed to be falsified.


Norraena. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to, the people both claim to come from Eritrea but they don’t speak the same language. The police had an interpreter communicate with the arrivals over the phone.

They are believed to have boarded Norraena in Denmark but probably not as stowaways.

Meanwhile, Reykjanes District Court sentenced three Ethiopian citizens to 30 days in prison on Monday for presenting falsified passports upon their arrival to Iceland, reports.

All of the defendants, two men born in 1965 and 1975 and a woman born in 1978, all confessed to their violation before the court. They arrived to Keflavík International Airport on an airplane from Oslo on Friday.

Click here to read about a stowaway who came to the country on Norraena last year.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!