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Old May 18th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #41
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Maybe they want to be less dependent from ferries. Remember this is on the gulf current, so it can get quite bad weather over there with depressions and gales, in which ferries are possibly not able to carry out service. With a tunnel, you don't have that problem.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #42
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That is true, there are many advantages with a tunnel, undeniably. The queston is whether it is the best way to use the resources. Apparently, they think so, so i suppose its important for them.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #43
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Nice thread. Interesting infrastructure - now I know where all my tax-money ends up
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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:12 AM   #44
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I agree, someone needs to start a thread for Faroe Island alone. Those picures were spectacular indeed and the tunnels were very impressive.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #45
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These pics are just AMAZING!never seen anything like this !If it was a little bit to the south i would definitely like to live there
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #46
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Well, it isnt that cold. I think the temperature is almost the same as in Ireland or Scotland (?)
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #47
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Yes, but that isn't too warm, isn't it? Furthermore, I thought there was a lot of rain, just like in Scotland.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #48
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3 degrees C in winter, 11 in summer.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #49
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I'm looking forward to the nice summer beach parties
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Old May 20th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #50
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Beautiful pictures! Thanks for posting. I'd love to go there one day!

...and the faroese girls Some of them anyway
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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:46 PM   #51
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That is true, there are many advantages with a tunnel, undeniably. The question is whether it is the best way to use the resources. Apparently, they think so, so i suppose its important for them.
Surely it isn't, and it can only happen by being subsidised by mainland Denmark. Probably if the Faroes don't build these schemes, they don't get the money from Copenhagen so there is every incentive to build wacky projects that don't really make sense.

Still, if the Danes are happy to spend their money on this, why not?
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Old May 21st, 2008, 06:22 PM   #52
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I'm looking forward to the nice summer beach parties
I've seen a pic from a beach in Faroe Islands... I'll try to find it!
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Old May 21st, 2008, 07:53 PM   #53
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I don't understand Faroese, but ...

Is this for real? Roundabout in a tunnel?


from http://www.skalafjardartunnilin.fo/
That reminds me of that ice track on Mario Kart 64, with those bastard penguins running around a central column. Spoilt my race a few times, they did. Oh yeah, my point is that it looks almost unreal.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 09:07 PM   #54
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Actually, of the order of 1000 km of road tunnels we have in Norway, there are quite a few interesections, ramps etc., and also roundabouts, like this one in Trondheim:

There are also a few submarine interesections, at least u/c, but as far as I know, none of them are roundabouts....

And the Faroe islands (Færøyene in my language) is certainly on my list of places I need to go some day....
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Old May 21st, 2008, 09:35 PM   #55
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There are also a few submarine interesections, at least u/c, but as far as I know, none of them are roundabouts....
Submarine intersections? What does that look like?
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Old May 21st, 2008, 09:41 PM   #56
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Actually, of the order of 1000 km of road tunnels we have in Norway, there are quite a few interesections, ramps etc., and also roundabouts, like this one in Trondheim:

There are also a few submarine interesections, at least u/c, but as far as I know, none of them are roundabouts....

And the Faroe islands (Færøyene in my language) is certainly on my list of places I need to go some day....
We got those in Sandvika (Bærum) and Drammen aswell.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 04:18 PM   #57
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Well, if føroyar will find the oil, they will built the Suðuroyar Tunnilin 100%

Anywhy, the faroese infrastructure is pretty good, just look at the bus map:
www.ssl.fo
--> Ferðaætlan
--> Ferðlukort


Tipp:
also click on "Tyrlan" ;-)

Føroyar RULEZ
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 07:32 PM   #58
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That's less than €10 a day. That's doable. Does the state finance these buses?
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 07:46 PM   #59
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Any pictures of their airport?
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 08:28 PM   #60
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ive got some


oh.. btw... sooner or later i'll open a thread for the Faroe Islands


Vágar Flugvøllur (Vágar Airport) is in the background. The town is Sørvágur.


Plane coming from Billund (Danmark):


A plane landig at Vágar ( pretty exciting to fligh in there )



A helicopter (tyrlan) landing, coming from the neighbouring island of Mykines:



The Airport:




This is for Timo:
The beach in Leynar. There are more beaches but i just found photos of this one






BTW: my thread about them:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...7#post20963737

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