The first formal explosion at Vaðlaheiði tunnel
The first formal Vaðlaheiði tunnel explosion was last Friday when Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister, pushed the explosion button.
Vaðlaheiði tunnel will connect Eyjafjörð and Fnjóskadal. The tunnel itself will be almost 7.2 km, but with the length of the bypass portals the tunnel will be 7.5 km. The total length of connection roads on both sides of the tunnel will be 4.1 km. It is estimated that out of Vaðlaheiði tunnel will be driven 30- 40.000 truckloads of material and about 1000 tons of explosives.