Branch inside the tunnel
|place||Ísafjörður , Suðureyri , Flateyri|
|vehicles per day||Tungudalur 772
|Number of tubes||1|
|start of building||1991|
The Vestfjarðavegur with:
(1) Ísafjörður , (2) Bolungarvík , (3) Suðureyri , (4) Flateyri , (5) Þingeyri , (6) Reykhólar , (7) Búðardalur
|Portal in Tungudalur → Ísafjörður||66 ° 4 ′ 23 " N , 23 ° 19 ′ 21" W.|
|Portal in Breiðadalur → Flateyri||66 ° 3 '23 " N , 23 ° 13' 52" W.|
|Portal in Botnsdalur → Suðureyri||66 ° 1 '39 " N , 23 ° 20' 49" W.|
The Vestfjarðagöng , more rarely Breiðadals-og-Botnsheiðar tunnel called, are a road tunnel in the Westfjords of Iceland .
The Vestfjarðavegur achieved Breiðadalur in Önundarfjörður the southern tunnel portal. After 4150 m the Súgandafjarðarvegur branches off underground to the west. This fork is under the Botnsheiði. After a further 2103 m the northern tunnel portal is reached in Tungudalur and after about 3 km the place Ísafjörður . The junction to Suðureyri in Súgandafjörður is 2907 m long. The tunnel replaced the road over the Botns- and Breiðadalsheiði which was not weatherproof or winter-proof. The annual average traffic volume is 772 vehicles per day to and from Ísafjörður. (697 Önundarfjörður, 263 Súgandafjörður).
With a length of 9120 m, Vestfjarðargöng is currently the longest connected tunnel in Iceland. (For comparison: the Héðinsfjarðargöng , which opened in 2010, consist of a 3700 m long section, a 600 m long above-ground road and a 6900 m long section.) The maximum distance in the tunnel is 7057 m between Önundarfjörður and Súgandafjörður. (The shortest 5010 m between Súgandafjörður and Ísafjörður) Construction began in 1991 and the tunnel was opened to traffic in December 1995. The opening ceremony took place on September 14, 1996 after the rest of the work was completed. (see Dýrafjarðargöng ) Only the arm of the tunnel to Ísafjörður has two lanes , the other two arms are single lanes with alternative bays .
Northeast of Ísafjörður lies the Arnarnessgöng, Iceland's oldest and shortest tunnel, which is to be replaced by the Álftafjarðargöng .
- Jarðgöng á vegakerfinu / Vegagerðin , (Icelandic)
- Hæð nokkurra vega yfir sjó Vegagerðin , (Icelandic; PDF; 17 kB)
- ↑ a b c Jarðgöng á vegakerfinu. Retrieved January 11, 2020 (Icelandic).