Vaðlaheiðargöng Project
Vaðlaheiðargöng Project

Vaðlaheiðargöng Project

Akureyri, Iceland

The Vaðlaheiðargöng project is a 7.2 km two-lane road tunnel in Iceland that has been in service since 2018. The ring road leading through it connects Akureyri and Húsavík and reduces the former distance by about 16 km. Fluctuating geo­logical conditions and various hot and cold water ingresses pre­sented the tunneling crew with con­sider­able challenges during the con­struction period.


Vadlaheidarganga hf (Isländisches Strassenverkehrsamt)


Marti Tunnel AG
Renesco AG

Construction period

2013 – 2018


Facts & Figures

special features

  • Geology: Basalt with intersections of sedimentary layers
  • High water inflow with cold and geothermal hot water
  • Excavation methods: Drill & blast, excavator, pipe umbrella
Tunnel length

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