Sweden Car Rental

Flying into Sweden

If you're traveling to Sweden, you're likely landing in one of the following main airports which all have convenient Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches, so you can start your road trip straight from the airport:

Whether you're visiting cities and need a compact city car so that you can easily get around, or you're going the distance, and need a practical all-terrain SUV, we've got the vehicle to suit your needs.

Popular Destinations and things to do in Sweden

Top places to visit in Sweden

Many of the best places to visit in Sweden can be found in Stockholm, a city with a rich cultural scene, opulent architecture, and breath-taking nature.

Let's start with Djurgården. A central island in Stockholm that has everything from the ABBA Museum to the world's oldest open-air museum, a wildlife park, and an aquarium.

For thrill-seekers after Sweden's theme parks, Liseberg is a must-visit attraction, and boasts the most rides of any amusement park in Sweden.

In Gothenburg, you'll want to visit Haga for its quaint cobbled streets, cafes, and wooden buildings. If you're an Ingmar Berman fan, visit the Bergman Center on Fårö island. Cinephiles will also find the Göteborg Film Festival fascinating, so if you're visiting in January, make sure to check it out.

Top things to do in Sweden

On your list of where to go and things to do in Sweden, you should include the Royal Palace at Drottningholm, the former Viking Birka archaeological site and the Skogskyrkogården - three UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Inspired by the palace of Versailles, Drottningholm is situated on Lovön island, about a 25-minute drive away from central Stockholm. Home to Swedish royals, Drottningholm has a manicured park and 17th-century palace open to public visits. Skogskyrkogården is known for its architectural grandeur having been designed by legendary architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz.

If you're more drawn to natural landscapes, Sweden won't disappoint. 70% of the country is covered in woods, and you'll find over 100,000 lakes and 30,000 islands – making it the perfect location for outdoor activities.

Hiking enthusiasts will find the Kungsleden, or King's Trail, in the north of Sweden. This famous hiking route meanders through forests, lakes, and mountains and is one of Sweden's most famous routes. You can fly into Luleå Airport and rent a car from our Luleå Airport Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch and take a scenic 4 hour drive to the trail.

Alternatively, visit Tiveden National Park, an enchanting area with serene lakes, woodlands, and cycling paths. This park is a 3-hour drive away from either Stockholm or Gothenburg.v

Swedish Food & Drinks

Nordic cooking is often characterised by hearty dishes, made with locally sourced ingredients and simple but moreish flavour profiles.

One of the Sweden's most famed dishes is meatballs - or Köttbullar - served in a creamy umami-rich gravy. If you've had the recipe dished up authentically, you'll also have tried the mashed potato, pickled cucumbers, and tangy lingonberry jam usually served on the side.

Swedish food features a lot of pickling and preserving, including one of their favourite fish: herring. You'll find pickled herring – or Sill – everywhere in Sweden, but sour herring – or Surströmming – is only served summertime outside due to its pungent aroma.

As for drinks, Sweden is famous for its fika culture – essentially a coffee or tea break, where slowing down and de-stressing is encouraged.v

Visitors can also indulge in the many local alcoholic beverages which include Snaps, a spice-infused vodka; Punsch, a sweet and sour drink dating back to 1733; or Glögg, Sweden's take on mulled wine.

Best time of year to visit Sweden

The best time to visit Sweden depends on what you're planning to experience.

If you're after the coveted northern lights, you should visit between September and March. The best place to see this breath-taking phenomenon is in the north of the country in the Swedish Lapland.

If you want to join the summer celebrations of Midsummer, one of the most famous festivals in Sweden, then make sure to arrive by June. The Midsummer festival in Sweden celebrates the longest day of the year, which sees over 18 hours of daylight in a day!

Driving in Sweden

Things to note when driving in Sweden:

  • You no longer need an insurance green card, but you do need to have a minimum of third-party insurance cover.
  • Swedish authorities conduct random drink-driving roadside tests, and the blood alcohol limit for drivers is 0.02% - well below the 0.08% standard of England, Northern Ireland, and Wales, or the 0.05% standard in Scotland.
  • You'll need to take your V5 registration document to drive your own car or a rental car.
  • As there are no service areas or petrol stations on Swedish motorways, you'll need to top up before you hit the motorway, or at a motorway exit.

What side of the road do they drive on in Sweden?

In Sweden they drive on the right side of the road (cars from the right generally also have priority) and overtake on the left.

Speed Limits in Sweden

If you're wondering ""what are the speed limits in Sweden?"", the short answer is: the max speed limit in Sweden depends on the road itself.

Generally, if you don't see road signage you can drive at a maximum of 37 - 62 mph in built up areas or at a max of 70 - 75 mph on the motorway. 75 mph tends to apply to the newer and safest motorways. Be mindful of speed cameras in Sweden, which are far more discreet than they are in the UK thanks to their slimmer size and grey colour.

Best Road Trips in Sweden

A Swedish road trip is an excellent way to cover the scenic beauty Scandinavia has to offer. Below, we break down the best road trips in Sweden by travel time.

Short Road Trips:

  • Strömsund to Stekenjokk plateau to Vilhelmina and back to south Strömsund
  • Indalsälven and the High Coast
  • Dalarna circuit

1-2 Week Road Trips

  • Göteborg to Strömstad and the Bohuslän coast
  • Kristianstad to Ängelholm;
  • Stockholm to Göteborg

Whole Country Road Trips

  • To cover the entirety of Sweden, from capital of Stockholm, to Vadstena, Kalmar, Öland, Ystad, Halmstad, Gothenburg, Sunne, and Dalarna you'll need a whole 14 days.

Are you ready to explore Sweden? Check out our car rental options and prepare for a smooth drive through this spectacular country.

Car and van rental in Sweden with Enterprise

Enterprise Sweden offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Sweden

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Sweden

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Sweden, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.

Sweden Car Rental Locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is proud to serve customers in Sweden. As part of the world’s largest car rental provider, which owns and operates more than 1.5 million vehicles, we’re sure to have a location near you or your travel destination. And while we are an internationally recognized brand, Enterprise remains family-owned with one goal in mind for our customers: to exceed your expectations for service and overall value.

With many unique attractions, such as the Drottningholm Palace, the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, and  Sigtuna, Sweden is a popular destination with tourists and business travelers alike. No matter if you’re visiting for only a few days or staying for a month or more, you can count on us to provide the perfect vehicle for your transportation needs. Get your trip started by searching the map or browsing the locations below.