Now you can travel directly by train or car between Sweden and Denmark. This is made possible by the Öresund link that runs between Lernacken to the south of Malmö, Sweden and a manmade peninsula outside Kastrup in Denmark.
The Öresund link, which is 16 kilometers long, is one of Scandinavia’s most important infrastructural achievements to date. It consists of three sections: a tunnel, a bridge and a manmade island that links together the tunnel and the bridge in the middle of the Öresund Strait. The bridge starts in Sweden and the tunnel in Denmark.
NCC led the Øresund Tunnel Contractors, the international consortium that built the 3.7-kilometer-long Öresund Tunnel.
Scope of the Öresund tunnel
The Öresund Tunnel is the world’s largest immersed tunnel in terms of volume. It is 3.7 kilometers long and 40 meters wide, with space for four lanes of highway traffic, two railway tracks and a service tunnel.
The tunnel passes under the Drogden Channel between a manmade peninsula outside Kastrup and the manmade island Pepparholm in the Öresund Strait.