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Old September 27th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #121
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Possibly it is on a road that leaves from a port that handles international ferry traffic.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 05:10 AM   #122
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Possibly it is on a road that leaves from a port that handles international ferry traffic.
I'm inclined to agree. I know the name of the ferry that goes to Iceland, but can't remember the port. The only other place I can think of, is leaving the airport outside of Reykjavik.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #123
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http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24094003 - "near Keflavik airport"

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Old September 28th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #124
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I've seen such signs at ferry ports of continental Europe (for example Denmark and the Netherlands), so I'd expect them too at Icelandic ports and airports.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 05:35 AM   #125
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Makes sense to me Chris.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 04:41 AM   #126
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Are these tunnels already opened?
They open this Saturday, October 2nd. Last weekend another tunnel was opened in the northwestern region, the 5400 meter long tunnel to BolungarvÝk. (Here is an information booklet in English about that tunnel).



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Old October 1st, 2010, 04:49 AM   #127
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Where is this sign? In continental Europe this is used at land border crossings.
I have seen it near Akureyri as well. Maybe because the airport there is designated as an international airport although there are not many scheduled international flights to there.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #128
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There are currently no toll roads in Iceland except for the tunnel under Hvalfj÷r­ur. It is tolled because it was built as a private initiative in 1998 but it is supposed to handed over to the state in 2018 at the latest.

Since the recession started in 2008, money has been tight with the Icelandic government and a strict IMF austerity program has been in force which prevents much spending on new roads. This is the reason why road tolls are now being proposed by the ministry of transportation. The idea is to put up toll stations on each of the three main roads out of ReykjavÝk, effectively locking up the capital behind a paywall. The tolls collected would be used on upgrades of these same roads.

Needless to say, these proposals are extremely unpopular, especially with people who live in ReykjavÝk's satellite towns, many of whom commute to the city every day. Personally, I am not sure if the politicians manage to push this through.

The upgrades that are supposed to be funded through these tolls can be seen on the following map. The red segments mean that the road would be upgraded to 4 lanes and the green segments mean an upgrade to a 2+1 road with a wire barrier in the middle.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #129
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Another Icelandic eruption: Grimsvotn volcano



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The road near the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, May 24, 2011. People living next to the glacier where the Grimsvotn volcano burst into life were most affected, with ash shutting out the daylight and smothering buildings and vehicles. The outburst is the volcano's most powerful since 1873 and stronger than the Eyjafjallajokull volcano which caused trouble last year. Scientists say this type of ash less easily dispersed but winds have so far been more favorable. (Ingolfur Juliusson/Reuters) #
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Old May 26th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #130
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So, this summer I'm going on a road trip to... Iceland We will drive around the whole island. Is there any particular stretch you want me to photograph?
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Old May 26th, 2011, 04:19 PM   #131
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Wouldn't mind a report from ■jˇ­vegur 41

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Reykjavik urban roads:

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2+1 section ■jˇ­vegur 1:

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Funny road signs:

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Old May 26th, 2011, 04:33 PM   #132
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Nice pics!
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Old May 26th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #133
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So, this summer I'm going on a road trip to... Iceland We will drive around the whole island. Is there any particular stretch you want me to photograph?
This is gonna sound weird, but I would love to see some pics of all bridges, tunnels avalanche galleries and ferries. I've always been interested in them, ever since I was little.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #134
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I won't be going until August, though! Gonna try to meet all your demands!
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Old May 27th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #135
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No worries.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 04:35 AM   #136
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 04:36 AM   #137
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Bump.

Driving around Reykjavik:


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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:00 AM   #138
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Driving around Reykjavik:

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didn't expect to see so much traffic

Reykjavik looks like any swedish city, even the speedsigns look identical. The fonts of the destination signs and yellow lines reassembles the danish ones.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 09:06 PM   #139
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 09:40 PM   #140
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This is my first visit to this site. What to say to the country to which I have the most simpathy: nice and hard working people, nice and clear country, nice and clear roads. Greetings from Croatia.
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