It would bypass the Stad peninsula in Selje, which is a very exposed area of the coast.
The Norwegian government said that the tunnel will reduce accident risk and improve conditions for sailors along the coast. "This is a spectacular project that we are looking forward to taking on," said coastal director Kirsti Slotsvik.
The government has agreed to provide NOK1.6bn ($274m) for the Stad
Ship Tunnel, which will be built to a height of 45m, width of 36m and
will span a length of 1.7km.
The proposed tunnel, which is being
planned by Nordfjord Vekst, would bypass the Stadlandet (Stad) peninsula
in Selje, Norway linking two fjords near the towns of Teigen and
Peaking at 645m, the Stad peninsula is a mountainous
divide between the Norwegian Sea to the north and the North Sea to the