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Toll decrease for undersea tunnels takes effect August 1

On 1 August, toll prices at the Klaksvík and Vágar undersea tunnels will be reduced by 20% for discount ticket holders. A 20-trip discount ticket for passenger cars will now cost DKK 400. The price for one single ticket through the tunnels is DKK 100.

On 1 August, toll prices at the Klaksvík and Vágar undersea tunnels will be reduced by 20% for discount ticket holders, reports Kringvarp Føroya, adding that “from 1 August, a 20-trip discount ticket for passenger cars will cost DKK 400.”

Meanwhile, a 40-trip ticket will cost DKK 800 and a 200-trip ticket will cost DKK 4.000.

There has been a steady increase in traffic through the undersea tunnels, with the first half of 2018 seeing an increase of 7 percent, writes Kvf.fo.

The price reductions are expected to cost the tunnel companies DKK 500.000 this year.

The price for one single ticket through the tunnels is DKK 100.

Vágatunnilin is a 4.940 meters (16.210 ft) long undersea road tunnel in the Faroe Islands. It goes under Vestmannasund and connects the two islands of Streymoy and Vágar. The capital Tórshavn is located on Streymoy, and Vágar Airport (the only airport on the Faroe Islands) is located on Vágar, so the tunnel connects the capital to the airport. The opening for public traffic was 10 December 2002. The construction cost was DKK 240 million.

Norðoyatunnilin is a two-lane road tunnel under the Leirvíksfjørður in the Faroe Islands. It connects the islands of Eysturoy and Borðoy. The tunnel is 6.3 km long and goes down to a depth of 150 meters below sea level. The maximum gradient is approximately 6 percent. The tunnel entrances are near the towns of Leirvík, Eysturoy, and Klaksvík, Borðoy. Norðoyatunnilin is the longest tunnel in the Faroe Islands. The official opening of the tunnel was on April 29th 2006.

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