Matthias Loftsson Mannvit Frettabladid Ernir
Article - 11/11/2022

One of Europe's longest road tunnel

One of Europe's longest road tunnel is being designed in Iceland. The tunnel will be 13,3 km long and construction is to start in 2024. The tunnels will be named Fjarðarheiðargöng and provide a much improved road connection between Seyðisfjörður and Egilsstaðir in East Iceland.

Matthias Loftsson, Geological Engineer at Mannvit was interviewed by local newspaper Frettabladid. Matthias is one of the country's most experienced road tunnel Engineer and says there are multiple challenges ahead, such as dealing with water that may or may not enter the tunnel. Matthias presented the project at the Engineering Day at Hilton Reykjavik on October 21st. 2022.

Photo by Fréttablaðið/Ernir.