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<map lat='63.43270287961341' lng='10.436325073242188' zoom='11' view='0' float='right'/> Trondheim is a city in Norway. It is the 3rd largest city in Norway.

Hitchhiking out

Heading North

To go north, a convenient place is Innherredsveien, around where it crosses Mellomveien. You can get there by crossing one of the bridges bridge east of the train station, Bakke Bru (bridge) or Nidelv Bru. Inherredsveien becomes the E6.

Heading South

To go South, you can intercept the E6 at Heimdal, near the train station, by taking a train or city bus south.

Klet is maybe a better option. Right by the motorway, 5min waiting time in the winter. Bus 71 (not sure) runs couple of times a day from the center of Trondheim and by the stadium.

Alternatively, you can follow the signs out of the city for the north, walking through industrial areas and then follow the signs past a roundabout for the south towards Oslo. There's a nice lay-by. Ask to be dropped off at Bratsbergveg or anywhere along the E6 out of the city. Don't try to walk further along this route as you just get to a tunnel which continues for more than a mile..really dangerous to breathe in all those fumes. Eick! Jass waited here for five minutes in August 2010 (after walking all the way to the tunnel and cursing..walking back and losing over an hour..). Also, close to this spot is the 'largest autonomous syndacalist anarcho community in Europe'..self proclaimed, I suppose, but still quite large. You should be able to find a place to sleep if you follow the road winding up north past the coffee factory. You'll see the graffiti on the right hand side. They're incredibly unorganized and not so helpful, but someone should have some space, somewhere..

Heading East, towards Sweden

Take the bus to Stjördal, it is the bus line 12 or 301. Get off at Stjördal torg (Stjördal square) and walk to the Statiol petrol station that is on E14, the road going to Sweden. There is a lot of traffic between Trondheim and Sweden since there are a lot of people having houses in Sweden and that go there for cheaper shopping. When you're getting closer to Sweden your best bet is the people heading to the "cheap" Swedish supermarkets. There is a free bus going to Storliden but you have to book it in advance. The easiest way to do this is to stop in the tourist information office and ask them to book it for you, which they'll gladly do! The bus stops right in Trondheim city center and runs a full 105km to Storlien. Also stops at Stjørdal at the Statoil petrol station mentioned for going North. Once at the shopping center, going further East is easy by hitching on the road the shopping center is on, :Nomaditrev waited 5 minutes for a ride to Åre in December. The bus driver counts people coming and going to not leave people behind, so be kind and let the driver know when disembarking that you won't be getting back on the bus.

Personal Experiences

ReZz is a dude, and he has found that Trondheim one of the worst places to hitch from. Still, he has done it, even in the winter, all the way to Oslo in the South and Hammerfest/North Cape in the extreme North.