List of tunnels of the Faroe Islands

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Entrance of the Hvannasundstunnilin (Hvannasund Tunnel) close to Norðdepil on the island of Borðoy.

Tunnels and bridges are an important part of the Faroese transportation network.[1]

Tunnels[edit]

This list shows the Faroese tunnels, listed by age:[1][2]

Tunnel Year Length
m | ft
Connects Comments
Hvalbiartunnilin 1963 1,450 4,760 Hvalba and Trongisvágur It has only a single lane and no lights. There's one priority direction, with a series of passing places on the other side.
Árnafjarðartunnilin 1965 1,680 5,510 Ánir, Klaksvík and Árnafjørður One of the pair of Borðoyartunlarnir that connect Klaksvík with the eastern side of Borðoy and with the island Viðoy. Single lane, no lights.
Hvannasundstunnilin 1967 2,120 6,960 Árnafjørður and Hvannasund/Norðdepil One of the pair of Borðoyartunlarnir. It has only a single lane and no lights. There's one priority direction, with a series of passing places on the other side.
Sandvíkartunnilin 1969 1,500 4,900 Sandvík and Hvalba It has only a single lane and no lights. There's one priority direction, with a series of passing places on the other side.
Norðskálatunnilin 1976 2,520 8,270 Norðskáli and the valley Millum Fjarða
Leynartunnilin 1977 760 2,490 Leynar and the valley Kollfjarðardalur
Villingardalstunnilin 1979 1,193 3,914 The villages Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and the uninhabited valley Djúpidalur One of the five Kalsoyartunlarnir
Ritudalstunnilin 1980 683 2,241 The villages Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and the uninhabited valley Djúpidalur One of the five Kalsoyartunlarnir
Mikladalstunnilin 1980 1,082 3,550 The villages Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and the uninhabited valley Djúpidalur One of the five Kalsoyartunlarnir
Trøllanestunnilin 1985 2,248 7,375 The villages Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and the uninhabited valley Djúpidalur One of the five Kalsoyartunlarnir
Teymur í Djúpadal 1979–85 220 720 The villages Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and the uninhabited valley Djúpidalur One of the five Kalsoyartunlarnir
Leirvíkartunnilin 1985 2,238 7,343 Leirvík and Gøta
Kunoyartunnilin 1988 3,031 9,944 Kunoy and Haraldssund
Kollfjarðartunnilin 1992 2,816 9,239 Kollafjørður and Kaldbaksbotnur
Sumbiartunnilin 1997 3,240 10,630 Sumba and Lopra
Vágatunnilin 2002 4,940 16,210 Leynar and Fútaklett
Gásadalstunnilin 2006 1,445 4,741 Gásadalur and Bøur
Norðoyatunnilin 2006 6,186 20,295 Klaksvík and Leirvík
Hovstunnilin 2007 2,435 7,989 Øravík and Hov

Bridges[edit]

And this list shows the Faroese inter-insular bridges, also listed by age:

Bridge Year Length
m | ft
Connects Comments
Brúgvin um Streymin 1973 220 720 Oyrabakki/Norðskáli and Nesvík Concrete bridge
Byrging um Hvannasund 1975 220 720 Hvannasund and Norðdepil Causeway
Byrging um Haraldssund 1986 350 1,150 Haraldssund and Strond

Proposed tunnels[edit]

Tunnel Year Approx. length
m | ft
Connects Comments
Eysturoyartunnilin 2018 11,000 36,000 Skálafjørður in Eysturoy with Tórshavn
Sandoyartunnilin 2021 12,000 39,000 Streymoy with Sandoy
Tunnilin norður um Fjall 2017 1,939 6,362 Viðareiði with Hvannasund to replace the road, which is prone to landslides and avalanches
Suðuroyartunnilin 20,000 66,000 Sandoy with Suðuroy
Gjáartunnilin 2,000 6,600 Gjógv with Funningur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tunlar" (in Faroese). Tórshavn: Landsverk. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Søgulig gongd" (in Faroese). Tórshavn: Landsverk. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 

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