The travel guide for driving in sweden
There are many interesting places to visit in Sweden. You can visit the old town of Stockholm, the impressive Vasa Museum and the Skansen Open Air Museum. Explore the Swedish Air Force Museum and even the ABBA Museum. The Botanical Garden in Gothenburg is also a pleasure to visit. Getting to all the areas you want to visit will be much easier if you have a vehicle to drive rather than relying on public transport.
Why rent a car in Sweden?
If you want to experience the beauty of the Swedish countryside, make sure you get a rental car. Driving is the best way to see many parts of the country. It is mandatory to have a warning triangle in the vehicle, and between the 1. December and the 31st. March you must have winter tires. If you rent a vehicle, make sure it has all the equipment you need. You also need to get the phone number and emergency contact information for the rental agency so you can have it on hand.
Although the minimum age in Sweden is 18, you must be at least 20 years old to rent a vehicle. Foreign drivers need a valid driver's license as well as a passport and rental documents including car insurance. You are required to purchase fire and liability insurance.
Road conditions and safety
The roads in Sweden are in very good condition with some rough spots in populated areas. In rural areas, some of the roads are a bit rougher, and in the winter months you have to watch out for the ice and snow. Overall, however, you should not have any problems with the roads. Drivers tend to be courteous and follow the rules of the road. However, you need to be careful especially in highly populated and congested areas. Pay attention to what the other drivers are doing.
You are driving on the right side of the road in Sweden and you overtake vehicles on the left side. Streetcars are a priority in Sweden. When a streetcar stops, drivers have to yield to passengers walking on the sidewalk.
Drivers must use their headlights at all times while driving. In addition, seatbelts are mandatory for the driver and all passengers.
The speed limit
Always pay attention to and follow the posted speed limits on roads in Sweden. The following are the typical speed limits for various areas.
- Highways – 110 km / h
- Open country roads – 90 km / h
- Outside built-up areas – 70 km / h, unless otherwise specified
- In the cities – 50 km / h
There are no toll roads in Sweden. There is, however, a toll bridge, the Øresund, which connects Sweden and Denmark. The current toll cost is 46 euros. The bridge, which becomes a tunnel when spanned, is 16 km long and a fascinating piece of engineering.
Make the most of your trip to Sweden by choosing a rental car that will help you get around. It is more convenient and comfortable than public transportation.