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About the tunnel

How long is the Vaðlaheiði tunnel?

The total length of the tunnel is about 7.5 km.  The tunnel has two driving lanes, one in each direction.

What is the maximum speed inside the tunnel?

The maximum speed is 70 km/h. Automatic traffic cameras might photograph anyone in violation of traffic laws.

What is the toll used for?

Paying the loans used to finance the construction as well as the daily operation of the tunnel.

Who owns the Vaðlaheiði tunnel?

Vaðlaheiðargöng hf.(ltd.)

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