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Sort of. It's simpler than that, and potentially far cheaper. You just need to be flexible. Services like Transfercar allow you to return cars for free, essentially. The idea is that generally more people travel in a particular direction when renting - the flow is not even. In New Zealand, for example, many renters get a car in Auckland (most common ...
There is a similar exchange for hitch-hikers in Norway called haikeren.no. I haven't used it, but I would find it strange if you find any offers for a ride on an odd route like Kiruna-Tromsø on a specific date. You can of course place your own ad to tell that you are looking for a ride, but I don't think the site is well known and much in use. Even if you ...
I've had excellent luck with Craigslist Rideshare
Shameless self advertising here :) no outdated listings, no signup required and very easy on your eyes.
I've used Carpool World a few times (not in NY) and have always found it quite good. It doesn't have a way to validate users (AFAIK) except based off email. It does charge people money to share their car though so I would assume this would eliminate some crazies.
According to Uber, it is possible, it even lists suggested prices from the airport to San Francisco and Palo Alto, one more thing: Trips to or from SFO on uberX, UberBLACK, or UberSUV are subject to a $4 airport surcharge and any applicable tolls.
Regarding the Risks Yes I think it could be possible for you to find someone willing to drive your car back. As MarkMayo suggested there are a few options out there including organised services, as well as other travellers' forums (LonelyPlanet, etc). In the case of an organised service such as Transfercar I would assume they have all the legalese figured ...
I found one Sweden-specific ride-sharing site: http://www.samakning.se/ Not sure how popular it is. (Samåkning basically means "ride sharing" in Swedish.)
Hitchwiki.org exists. Now when it started, it was more about the 'hitchability' of each country, but it's now evolved to include a forum and groups, so you can try and organise hitching in advance, or meet up with other hitchers. It covers most countries in the world, and is in multiple languages.
I found this site: carpoolworld.com with Norway listings, but the community here does not seem so big as Mitfahrzentrale or Mitfahrgelegenheit (in other countries also known as Carpooling). So, the answer would be: similar websites are popular in several European countries, but not in Norway in particular.
Ridester is in beta but looks to be developing into a decent site. I haven't used it, but it looks much less sketchy than a lot of others and figured it would be worth a shot. Sorry I can't be more helpful!
I just found Zimride.com - looks the best looking of all the sites, and connected via Facebook, and payment over the site before people get into your car.
Liftshare.com is the largest car-share network in the UK, and clients include the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC), Tesco Supermarkets, Heathrow Airport and the Environment Agency. It is an off shoot of the american based company. (whose website I can't access). As I'm in the UK the hyperlink will automatically redirect to the US website.(I hope)
There's skjutsgruppen, which is quite popular. The site is in Swedish, but google translate gives a reasonable translation.
Haikeren.no is not used much. For Northern Norway (Nordland, Troms, Finnmark), there is a dedicated Facebook group for exactly this purpose.
To add to the other answers: It is a good idea to create a paper contract (possibly even with a lawyer present) with the other party to clarify that the person who signed the contract with the rental company will be reimbursed by the non-signee for any monetary costs following from an action or inaction from the non-signee while he is using using the car. ...
Albeit obscure, this was the only information I was able to find on your issue, Manali-Kaza: When this 210 km route is open, there are two daily ordinary buses leaving from Manali Bus Stand to Kaza at 5.00 AM and 5.30 AM. These buses are run by Himachal Roadways and fare is approximately INR 200. The bus passes through Rohtang Pass, Batal, Kunzum Pass, ...
As far as I experienced, http://rideship.com comes my solution for the travel needs of my family and friends. It serves very safe and secured to travelers going to their desired destinations conveniently.
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