Despite the elaborate network of ferry services, overland travel in the land of fjords is pretty time-consuming. Road construction in the rugged coastline of Norway has always been a challenging job, but the Norwegians never stop to improve their road network.
About a decade ago the construction of Hardangerbrua (Hardanger bridge) started in the Eidfjorden. It is a beautiful, elegant suspension bridge, with a main span of 1310 meters and two main towers with a height of 200m above sea level, which makes it the largest suspension bridge in Norway. The bridge was opened in 2013.
On both sides of the suspension bridge, a roundabout was created IN the Vallavik tunnels leading up to the bridge. The tunnel-bridge-tunnel construction is a true marvel of civil engineering, and the roundabouts, with their futuristic blue lighting, a treat to the eye.