This is a road that goes along a valley, parallel to the E39. The environment is beautiful, but the road is in poor condition in some parts. There are some nice corners with very high visibility, but the cracked surface of the road forced me to take them very slowly.
Towards the end, you'll meet the road 70. This road is in a better condition, with many straights to speed up, but with less corners.
Truly beautiful route. Lots of ferries. Stop for a night on Vega island. little to no traffic even in summer
Valberg, Gimsøy, Henningsvær. Corners and great wiews. Aware for sheeps along the road in Valberg area.
Nice twisty road with scarp curves.
Nice road with many sweeping och twisty corners.
Asphalt in superb condition and as usual in Norway the sceenery is great.
As a bonus at the east end of the road theres an airstrip with the fly-in-zone just above the road so if your lucky you will get to see and hear planes fly in just above your head. I got too see two planes land.
Kystriksvegen. Atlanterhavsvegen. Masse Ferger. Helt fantastisk
This is a very pleasant route to ride, as an alternative between Oslo and Trondhjem. Why do the boring and dangerous usual alternatives (E6 and Østerdalen), when you can ride this one?
If the road surface and genereal road standard had been better, this would have been a great road.
From the Unesco world heritage site city of Røros and over the "keel" (border) to Sweden.
Great way to avoid the boring E6 through Trondhjem. Takes you past the Selbu lake (where a great historic hotel is situated), and up towards the city of Røros (Unesco World heritage site).
Great start to the Costalhighway. One can view it as a detour from the Rv17, but it really is a lot better for the section between Namsos and towards Brønnøysund. Only snag is the Lund-Kolvereid ferry, which has a less than great schedule.
Great route to use as a detour from the E6, in conjunction with the Rv806.
Great route to take you away from the otherwise boring motorways. Just watch out for the sheep.
Exceptionally scenic route. Hamningberg is popularily called "Roads End"
and literally, here the roads end in North-East Europe.
A spectacular drive in a totally lunar landscape. Road is around 3 metres wide but has a good tarmac all the way.
One of Norways best costal roads . The road goes from mainland to several islands . The route will inklude several ferrys, so check out the time table . Its a fantastic ride. Check out the www.RV17.no for info.
This is a very good route who takes you both along the beautiful Norwegian costline and to the inland landscape. You will see open landscape, tousands of reindear, sami people. This is NOT an touristic route full of mobile home. From Berlevaag you have the option to use the Hurtigruten ferry on your way south. In Kongsfjord there are a biker friendly cafe and accomodation; www.kongsfjordlandhandel.com
Since this is the only road leading up to the North Cape plateu, its i bit of a given. But I thought Id put it in here with a few pointers.
The scenery up on Mageroya is some of the most breathtaking youll come across in northern Norway. The route up to the North Cape Hall will have you grinning from ear to ear - believe me! I worked up there and skipped staff transport and went with the bike every day possible!
The road itself is generally kept in good nick, but keep an eye out for gravel dragged into the road by all the buses and campervans that go up there. The campervans are mostly German and French rentals - meaning the driver is next to clueless about how to drive it. Overtake ONLY when you e absolutely sure theyve seen you. Ive gone past campervans where the driver is either gawking out the side window or even on a few occasions FILMING whilst driving (!!?)
The local bus-drivers, on the other hand, are mostly very understanding of our wish to go a bit faster than them and will let you pass when theyve got a clear stretch of road.
The most of the traffic comes during the high season from mid-June until mid-august, so if you e in it for the ride, Id stay clear of these times.
One thing that you should keep a sharp eye on is some of the biggest roadkill in Northern Europe: Rudolf and his (huge) family, that roam the whole of Mageroya during the summer. These guys travel in packs and don think twice about camping in the middle of the road if they feel like it. A collision will most likely hurt bigtime..!
The lokal policeforce is very small, and Ive very rarely seen them doing speed-checks up to the plateu. But twice during my time up the Higway Police (UtrykningsPolitiet) did laser-checks in both directions where the long stretches on the first plateu are. The fines that are imposed on speeders in Norway can have your holiday utterly destroyed - fines climbing past 700£ if youve been bad will have you crying all the way to the bank... If you want a bit of reassurance, just ask some of the locals - they are normally quite updated on anything that goes on in the community.
After you e done with the visitors centre and taking all those photos of the Globe, enjoy the ride down again and take a detour to Gjesvaer. Not so much a quick riding road, but beautiful scenery. Also the bird safari that leaves from here is something you shouldn miss whilst being this far north.
The journey up the Norwegian coast is a lifetime experience - enjoy!
A seminal road much like Californias Highway 1. Route 17 follows Norways spectacular coastline. Theres a lot of ferry crossings so be sure to buy a ferry schedule before you go. Watch for speed traps.