Soon opens long road tunnels in Iceland
Location: Neskaupstadur - Eskifjörður, Iceland.
Phase: Operation, Open: November 2017
Tunneling conditions on Iceland are challenging. This is because tunnelling often leads through rocks of very different qualities. The entire tunnel leads in curves in the most optimal route according to the rock conditions, and the maximum height of the cover is almost 900 meter over the tunnel.
The total cost of the Norðfjarðargöng road tunnel, which began construction in 2013, is 14.3 billion ISK (115 mill Euro). The tunnel was designed and engineered by Mannvit Engineering from Iceland and constructed by Metrostav from the Czech Republic. The tunnel is state owned and is managed and operated by The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, Vegagerdin Iceland.
Photo: Arild P. Sovik (Vaðlaheiðargöng tunnel under construction)
http://vegasja.vegagerdin.is/eng/ (map - weather conditions)