Icelandic police are generally low-key and there’s very little reason for you to end up in their hands. Worth knowing:
- Drink-driving laws are strict. Even two drinks can put you over the legal limit of 0.05% blood-alcohol content; the penalty is loss of your driving licence plus a large fine.
- If you are involved in a traffic offence – speeding, driving without due care and attention etc – you may be asked to go to the station to pay the fine immediately.
- Drunk and disorderly behaviour may land you in a police cell for a night; you will usually be released the following morning.
- Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are strict (long prison sentences and heavy fines).