Vardø Tunnel

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Vardø Tunnel
Vardøya tunnel.jpg
Entrance from the island
Location Vardø, Norway
Coordinates 70°21′36″N 31°4′15″E / 70.36000°N 31.07083°E / 70.36000; 31.07083Coordinates: 70°21′36″N 31°4′15″E / 70.36000°N 31.07083°E / 70.36000; 31.07083
Status In use
Route E75
Start Svartnes
End Vardø
Work begun 1979
Opened 1982
Traffic Automotive
Length 2,890 metres (9,480 ft)
No. of lanes 2
Lowest elevation −88 metres (−289 ft)
Width 9.4 metres (31 ft)
Grade 8%

The Vardø Tunnel (Norwegian: Vardøtunnelen) is a subsea road tunnel in Vardø Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The 2,890-metre (9,480 ft) long two-lane tunnel under the Bussesundet strait and it connects the island of Vardøya to the village of Svartnes on the Varanger Peninsula on the mainland. The tunnel is part of the European Route E75 highway and it reaches a depth of 88 metres (289 ft) below sea level. The tunnel opened in 1982 and was the first subsea tunnel in Norway. King Olav V officially opened the tunnel on 16 August 1983.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Vardøtunnelen". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A.; Lotsberg, Gunnar (eds.). "Road Tunnels in Norway 3 000 - 2 000 m". Road Tunnels in Norway. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 

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