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Some tunnels on Faroe Islands are a harrowing one lane tunnel on a two way road. Drivers have to be constantly alert and hope that anyone coming through the tunnel on the other side got the message to yield.

The tunnels on Faroe Islands require driver’s skills at their very best. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used ot it. Drivers must watch for the headlights of oncoming vehicles. Single lane tunnels length ranges from 220m to 3km. Often the visibility in those occasions is poor, so the sooner you notice somebody coming the other way and eventually brake, the easier you can deal with it, given that there no passing places near the ends.

There are passing places inside the tunnels. They are ahead a ‘M’ traffic sign each 100m approx and always at your right. Trucks and buses are exempt of certain tunnels’ rules, so always watch out. Keep in mind that traffic in most occasions is scarce, so you won't have much to worry about.
One lane tunnels on Faroe Islands:                                     

Tunnel Year  Length (m) Connects   Island
Hvalbiartunnilin 1963 1,450 Hvalba and Trongisvágur Suðuroy
Árnafjarðartunnilin  1965 1,680 Ánir, Klaksvík and Árnafjørður Borðoy
Hvannasundstunnilin 1967 2,120 Árnafjørður and Hvannasund/Norðdepil Borðoy
Sandvíkartunnilin  1969 1,500 Sandvík and Hvalba Suðuroy
Villingadalstunnilin  1979  1,193  Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and Djúpidalur  Kalsoy
Mikladalstunnilin  1980  1,082  Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and Djúpidalur Kalsoy
Ritudalstunnilin  1980   683  Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and Djúpidalur Kalsoy 
Teymur í Djúpadal   1979–85  220  Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and Djúpidalur   Kalsoy 
Trøllanestunnilin  1985  2,248  Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and Djúpidalur  Kalsoy 
Kunoyartunnilin  1988 3,031  Kunoy and Haraldssund  Kunoy 
Gásadalstunnilin  2006  1,445  Gásadalur and Bøur  Vágar 



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