As I was making my way along Iceland’s Route 1 this morning, I saw a sign for an upcoming tunnel. I read about Almannaskarðsgöng a few months ago but I had forgotten about it. It’s actually refreshing not remembering every detail from travel websites and books and “discovering” something on your own.
The tunnel is located near Höfn (Hornafjörður) in Austurland in eastern Iceland. The tunnel measures 1312 metres exactly in length and was opened on June 24, 2005. The tunnel passes through narrow and steep pass between Hornafjörður and Lón district.
During the winter the road had to be … Read more