Vágatunnilin

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Coordinates: 62°07′N 7°05′W / 62.11°N 7.08°W / 62.11; -7.08

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Vágatunnilin (Faroese) or Vágar Tunnel (English) is a 4,940 metres (16,210 ft) long undersea road tunnel in the Faroe Islands. It goes under Vestmannasund and connects the two islands of Streymoy and Vágar. The capital Tórshavn is located on Streymoy, and Vágar Airport (the only airport on the Faroe Islands) is located on Vágar, so the tunnel connects the capital to the airport.

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It has a two-lane 7 metres (23 ft) wide road. The deepest point is 105 metres (344 ft) below sea level. There is a road toll which is used to pay the loans for the tunnel construction.

History[edit]

The start of construction was 28 September 2000. The opening for public traffic was 10 December 2002. The construction cost was 240 million DKK. Before the opening date there was a ferry across the sound.

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