There are over 1000 road tunnels in Norway. The map below shows the location of the Norwegian tunnels that we know of that are banned to cyclists. It also shows some of the tunnels that are open to cyclists with comments from the contributors that have cycled through them.
Each of the markers on the map below indicates a tunnel, if you click on the marker an information window will pop up. Some of the tunnels have photos and if you click on the thumbnail image a larger photo will appear in a separate window.
Tunnels open to cyclists and considered to be OK to cycle through.
You can also see a complete listing of the tunnels on the database here. If you want to print off the database listings in order to take it with you there is a printer friendly listing here.
Norwegian Tunnel POI file
Norwegian Tunnel map database
is also available as a POI (points of interest) file† which can easily be loaded into a Garmin GPS as a Custom POI file. You will need to use the Garmin POI Loader software available here.
There are several databases in the Tunnel map POI file that correspond to the traffic light colour scheme used to denote the type of tunnel.
Each tunnel has a basic description of the tunnel.
It uses the format [name]. [road no.], [tunnel length], [open or closed to cyclists], [lit or unlit], [Comment], [alt. route].
The Tunnel map POI file is
available for download as a 111Kb zipped file. Inside the zipped file you will find the POI files in 2 formats csv and gpx depending on what format your GPS uses. To keep up to date with the changes in this file please subscribe to our RSS feed as any changes will be notified there. (File last updated on 22.2.2015)
†We have successfully loaded these POI files onto a Garmin gps but as the files are in gpx & csv format they could be imported into other mapping software and they will probably work with
other makes of gps. Due to the Norwegian characters used in some the tunnel names you may find that once imported you may loose some or part of the tunnel names but you should find that the descriptions should be intact. Please let us know if you have any success or problems with these files on other makes of gps, please contact -
If you have an Android phone or tablet with the mapping app 'Locus Pro' installed you can import the tunnel map POI files to view the tunnels on the map screen. We have created a separate set of icons to use with Locus Pro. Once you have downloaded the zip file you will need to use a file manager app such as 'ES File Explorer' to move the zip file to the 'icons' folder in the 'Locus' folder on your phone or tablet.
Norwegian Tunnel ebook file
The Norwegian Tunnel Map data is now available as an ebook file which you should be able to load into most ebook readers. This could be useful to anyone who takes an ebook reader with them on tour as you will be able to refer to the data as you plan your route each day.
So far we know this file will work on the following ebook readers:
Kindle Fire HD
If you have successfully loaded this file on to another make or model of an ebook reader please let us know so we can add it to the list.
The ebook file is in 'pdf' format so if you have a smartphone with a 'pdf' reader app installed you should be able to read the file OK, included in the download is a version more suited to monochrome ebook readers.
The Tunnel Map Data ebook file is
available for download as a 1Mb zipped file. To keep up to date with the changes in this file please subscribe to our RSS feed as any changes will be notified there. (File last updated on 23.02.2015)
* Special mention must be made to Brian and Karen of Wheel Buddies for allowing us to use the tunnel information of the current banned tunnels from their web site and for providing the data in a very helpful spreadsheet format. This page would not be the same without their considerable input and encouragement.
*Please note that this map, database and associated files are for guidance only to help someone in planning a tour in Norway, we hope that the information supplied by the contributors is given in good faith, however we as owners of this site cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the information contained on the map, database and associated files.