Because it is an official ‘scenic route’, there are many tourists from within and beyond Norway specifically following the road, as well as in and out from its major attractions. This can make it very pleasant to hitch.
All the ferries following the route are free to walk on and do not require a ticket!* For detours to certain attractions, smaller private boats may charge for tickets.
- One ferry I hitched in a car and an attendant asked how many people were riding, so potentially one ferry is pay per person in the car. Likely still free to walk on.
Road 17 technically starts at Asp, a little way out of the actual centrum, but this is the first city on the way. Catch a ride to Asp, where the road begins, and you should have an easy time hitching to Namsos and beyond. Right where the road begins there is place for the car to stop.
First (small) city of the Fv17.
- Ferry: Holm-Vennesund
This is the town that cars pass through or stop at on the way to Torghatten, the mountain with a hole through the middle. So it’s quite easy to catch a ride to and from Torghatten, or in and out of Brønnøysund.
- Ferry: Horn-Åndalsvag
- Ferry: Forvik-Tjøtta
- Ferry: Levang-Nesna
- Ferry: Kilboghavn-Jetvik
- Ferry: Ågskardet-Forøy