Toll Introduced in Vaðlaheiðargöng Tunnel
As of today, drivers passing through Vaðlaheiðargöng tunnel in North Iceland will pay a toll of ISK 700 to 6,000 ($6-50/€5-45), RÚV reports. The standard toll for a passenger vehicle is set at ISK 1,500, while it stands at ISK 6,000 for larger transport vehicles and trucks. Frequent drivers along the route, however, have the option of purchasing 10, 40, or 100 trips in a discounted package.
Vaðlaheiðargöng tunnel is 7.4km (4.6mi) long and lies between Akureyri and Húsavík, in North Iceland. It was officially opened on December 21, two years after it was originally scheduled to be completed. It shortens the Ring Road by 16 kilometres. The project has been controversial due to years of delays and a budget that exceeded its projected cost by over 44%.
Toll paid online
The tunnel toll cannot be paid physically on location. Drivers can instead pay for a single trip online or register to be automatically charged for their trip to a card or bank account. The toll must be paid within three hours of travelling through the tunnel, otherwise it will be charged to the individual under whose name the vehicle is registered, with an additional ISK 1,000 charge. Vehicles with foreign plates can also be registered on the toll website.