Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a mountainous region of central Norway, engineers decided to create the world’s longest road tunnel. Named after the municipality at the northern end, Lærdal, the tunnel spans 24.5km to Aurland. We’ll take a Street View tour of the tunnel, beginning in Lærdal. If you’re now worried that this will be a post full of black images, rest assured that there are a number of interesting features along the way! Construction began in the mid-1990s and Lærdalstunnelen opened to traffic…

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