The Honningsvåg Tunnel (Norwegian: Honningsvågtunnelen) is a road tunnel on the island of Magerøya in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located slightly north of the undersea North Cape Tunnel, and it is part of the European route E69 highway.[1]

Honningsvåg Tunnel
Honningsvågtunnelen
Honningsvågtunnelen.jpg
View of the tunnel
Overview
LocationFinnmark, Norway
Coordinates70°59′06″N 25°52′11″E / 70.9851°N 25.8697°E / 70.9851; 25.8697Coordinates: 70°59′06″N 25°52′11″E / 70.9851°N 25.8697°E / 70.9851; 25.8697
StatusIn use
Route E69
Start70°58′40″N 25°50′30″E / 70.97778°N 25.84167°E / 70.97778; 25.84167
End70°59′20″N 25°55′00″E / 70.98889°N 25.91667°E / 70.98889; 25.91667
Operation
Opened15 June 1999
OperatorStatens vegvesen
Technical
Length4,443 metres (14,577 ft)
No. of lanes2
Width9 metres (30 ft)

The 4,443-metre (14,577 ft) long tunnel opened in 1999, at the same time as the North Cape Tunnel, as part of a large project to connect the mainland of Norway to North Cape. This tunnel goes through a large mountain called "Honningsvågfjellet" west of the town of Honningsvåg. The 9-metre (30 ft) wide tunnel has 2 lanes (one in each direction). It is the northernmost public road tunnel in the world.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Honningsvågtunnelen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-13.
  2. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A.; Lotsberg, Gunnar (eds.). "Road Tunnels in Norway > 3 000 m". Road Tunnels in Norway. Retrieved 2013-02-13.