Car hires in Sweden: practical information
Where to rent a car in Sweden
Whether you're in the capital city of Stockholm or exploring the stunning natural landscapers in the countryside or you want to see both, a car hire Sweden is an essential addition for your trip. If you're interested in discovering this Nordic country's lakes, forests and remote landscapes then an affordable Sweden car hire is essential.
There are three main regions in Sweden: Norrland in the very north, Svealand where Stockholm is located and Götaland where Gothenburg is located. There are car hire options in all of these regions, albeit far less in Norrland. Always compare the rental car prices before you book, remembering that it's almost always cheaper to get a car hire Sweden airport due to competition keeping the prices lower.
Driving in Sweden: parking and other tips
If you're planning to do a lot of driving during your holidays in Sweden then there are a few things to know beforehand. All cars must have their headlights on at all times while driving. In winter months (between December and March) all cars must have winter tires on, but this should be taken care of by your car rental company in Sweden. As for street signs, Sweden has exceptional signage on all roads and highways.
Parking in Sweden is easy but there is one Swedish phrase you should know to make sure you stay out of trouble: Parkering Förbjuden, which means 'No Parking.' In most cities you only need to pay for parking between 8am and 6pm, unless otherwise stated on the sign. Cars should park on the right-hand side of the road. A yellow sign with a red line across it usually means that there is restricted parking.
Road trips in Sweden: what to do, what to see
The capital of Sweden is a must on any trip to this Scandinavian country. Make your way up the Käknasturm and enjoy the view of the city. The old town of Stockholm is especially interesting for visitors, it's home to one of the oldest churches in the country, Ridderholmskyrkan. Other not to miss sights include: the Vasa Museum with its 17th century warship, Museum of History for its magnificent Viking exhibit and the Museum of Modern Art for something a little different.
Gothenburg is impressive on first sight because of its architecture. If you are visiting for the first time do not miss the fish market. Most visitors will start their city tours at the Crown Keep, called the Skansen Kronan. From there it's on to the Haga, a city district where historic wooden houses are located, built in the 19th century. Also nearby is the fun bohemian quarter called Långgatan.
If you feel like heading north, head to Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden and definitely worth seeing. Kiruna has long winters but that's not necessarily a bad thing. In winter the Ice Hotel is built and functions as a museum during the day and hotel by night. Nordic night tour are especially popular in winter to see the Northern Lights as well as dog sled tours. In the summer, the rivers are great for kayaking, river rafting and fishing.