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Underwater roundabout under the Tangafjørður sound in the Faroe Islands

The bigger picture: the world’s first underwater roundabout

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The world’s first underwater roundabout has opened in a sub-sea road tunnel under the Tangafjørður sound in the Faroe Islands.

The world’s first underwater roundabout has opened in a sub-sea road tunnel under the Tangafjørður sound in the Faroe Islands, an archipelago in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Norway.

The Eysturoyartunnilin is a large infrastructure project connecting the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy, crossing the southern part of Skálafjørður and connecting the towns of Runavík and Strendur on either side of the fjord.

Altogether, the three-branch sub-sea tunnel is 11.24km (7 miles) long. The roundabout features artwork, including sculptures and light effects.

Construction costs are estimated to be around one billion Danish krone (around £120m).

The tunnel opened for traffic on 19 December 2020.

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