Subsea road tunnels in the Faroe Islands

Teitur Samuelsen, Eivind Grøv

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The Faroe Islands north of Scotland has a disproportionally large number of road tunnels. In addition to 44km of
existing tunnels, two further undersea tunnels totalling 22km will be completed by 2023. A further 30km undersea
crossing is planned, providing nearly 2m of tunnel for each of the 50000 inhabitants. This paper describes the country’s
recent, current and proposed subsea tunnelling projects. When eventually completed they will reduce journey times
between the 18 major islands from up to a day to no more than a few hours’ drive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalCivil Engineering
Issue numberCE5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • subsea road tunnel
  • Faroe Islands
  • Engineering


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