Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

Tunnels – Hindhead vs Laerdal

July 27, 2011

After four-and-a-half years of work and an outlay of £371m, today sees the opening of the southbound section of the Hindhead Tunnel, the longest tunnel of its type in the UK on the A3 from London to Portsmouth. The 1.8km bore through the Devil’s Punch Bowl seems almost puny however when compared with the Laerdal Tunnel in Norway which, at 24.5km in length, is the longest road tunnel in the world. You can read more about the Laerdal Tunnel here

http://www.engineering.com/Library/ArticlesPage/tabid/85/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/60/Laerdal-Tunnel.aspx

Sami National Day

February 6, 2009

This is the fifth Sami National Day where Sami people in the Nordic countries celebrate their identity by flying the Sami flag and singing their anthem.

http://www.norway.org.uk/facts/sami/sami/sami.htm

And here is the Song of the Sami People:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A1mi_soga_l%C3%A1vlla