The most challenging tunnels of the Faroe Islands
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:
|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|