Eysturoyartunnilin tunnel with world's first undersea roundabout

The Eysturoyartunnilin tunnel system under the North Atlantic helps save time traveling between the islands of the Faroe Islands in Denmark.

Eysturoyartunnilin tunnel with world's first undersea roundabout

After 3 years, the Eysturoyartunnilin tunnel has been open to traffic since 2020, worth $166 million, designed by engineer Tronsdur Patursson to resemble a jellyfish, the largest infrastructure investment ever made on the archipelago. Faroe Island.

The 11km-long Eysturoyartunnilin tunnel cuts the travel time from the capital Torshavn to Runavik from 1 hour 14 minutes to 16 minutes. The deepest point of the tunnel is 187 m above sea level. For the safety of the users, the contractor must ensure that the maximum slope does not exceed 5%. The central area features sculptures and lighting systems.

Vehicles passing through   this Eysturoyartunnilin tunnel are subject to a toll. Locals can sign up for a package that saves money. With this construction, 90% of the population on the archipelago can move more easily between the islands.