European route E12
|Length||910 km (570 mi)|
|North-West end||Mo i Rana, Norway|
|South-East end||Helsinki, Finland|
|International E-road network
European route E12 is a road that is part of the International E-road network. It begins in Mo i Rana, Norway, transverses Sweden and ends in Helsinki, Finland, with a ferry line between Sweden and Finland. The part within Finland is Finnish national highway 3. The road is about 910 km (570 mi) in length.
The ferry service between Holmsund and Vaasa is operated by Wasa Line using the M/S Wasa Express, with up to two daily departures in each direction taking about four and a half hours. From spring 2021, a new purpose-built Roll-on/roll-off ferry, the Aurora Botnia, will be launched, reducing the journey time to three hours and fifteen minutes.
A road bridge, known as the Kvarken Bridge has been proposed by parties on both sides of the Gulf, along which the E12 could continue without ferry connections. No commitment has been made to build such a fixed link.
- "Home". Kvarken Link. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
- YLE: Autolla Merenkurkun yli Vaasasta Ruotsiin? Vanha unelma sillasta heräsi taas henkiin – nyt hinta-arvion ja toteuttamissuunnitelmien kanssa (in Finnish)
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