The Fámjin tunnel, Suðuroy, Faroe Islands

  • Main client: Landsverk
  • Client: J&K Petersen
  • Contractor: Metrostav Norge AS
  • Construction period: 10/2022 – 10/2023
  • Price: 65 706 694 DKK excluding VAT, ca = 215 mil. CZK (98,5 mil. NOK)

Project description

The Fámjin tunnel located on Suðuroy, the southernmost of the Faroe Islands, will shorten the distance between the villages of Ørðavík and Fámjin, and it will lead to better road safety since cars will no longer have to drive over the wind-exposed mountain ridge. The tunnel, with a length of 1200 m and a T8,5 profile, is being excavated from a portal located above the village of Ørðavík. Included in the work of Metrostav Norge AS is also securing the tunnel, eventual grouting, and installing water and frost insulation.

The new Fámjin tunnel will among other things contribute to:

  • better safety when travelling between Ørðavík and Fámjin
  • faster travel route


Projekt v číslech

Tunnel: 1 piece (1200 m)
Tunnel profile: T8,5 cca 65 m2
Excavated volume: 80 000 m3
Shotcrete: 4275 m3
Bolts, rock bolts: 10 450 ks
W&F insulation 9000 m2


Challenges / Specifics of the project

  • A remote location
  • Complex logistics
  • Strong wind gusts
  • Difficult geological conditions, low overburden where the excavation begins