Rules & Regulations
Here are some rules and driving tips that you should know before you start your road trip in Sweden.
- When driving in Sweden remember that you have to drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Seatbelts must be worn at all times by front and rear-seat passengers when travelling in a car.
- You must be aged 18 or older and hold a valid driver’s license. A UK driving license is accepted in Sweden even after Brexit.
- The legal alcohol limit in Sweden is stringent, and the limit is 0.02% of alcohol in your blood.
- Your headlights must always be switched on and set to dipped beam even in the daytime.
- Tyres requirements during summer and the winter season are as follows. Tread depth during summer conditions is 1.6 mm. Tread depth during winter is 3 mm.
- When driving a car, during the period 1 December to 31 March, you should have winter tyres on your vehicle if there are winter conditions. If you pull a trailer, the trailer should also have winter tyres.
- Winter tyres may be studded or non-studded during winter months.
- Studded tyres are prohibited between 16th April – 30th September unless winter conditions are prevailing.
Please make sure that you are aware of all the road regulations before you start your trip to Sweden.
The speed limits when driving in Sweden are as follows:
Speed limits range from 110 km/h (65mph) on main highways, 70 km/h (43mph) on smaller roads, and 50 km/h (31mph) in towns and cities.
Things to Bring Along
When driving in Sweden here are the items that are recommended:
- Warning triangle
- First aid kit
- Tow rope
- Jump leads
- Reflective jacket
- Fire extinguisher
Beware of the game – moose, deer, etc. as this constitutes a very real danger on many roads (a yellow warning triangle with a red border depicts the animal most common on a particular stretch of road).
Sixt car rental has a number of branches in Sweden including all the major cities and airports. Whether you are travelling to Stockholm, Malmo or Gothenburg you are certain to find the right car rental in Sweden when using Sixt.
If you decide to travel to Stockholm you will find many attractions worth checking out. Maybe start with the Vasa museum which is an old warship which they have built a museum around and is fascinating for anyone who has an interest in history. Drive to the Djurgarden for a nice and peaceful scenic walk, the park also has a lake and many attractions to keep you busy. Also, be sure to explore Stockholm old town which has lots of interesting architecture and many sights that you will want to see.
You might fancy a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden’s 2nd largest city. For any adventurous type out there the Southern Goteborg Archipelago is worth a visit because it has lots of sights worth seeing and offers an opportunity to hire kayaks and many other boats. Drive to the Botaniska Tradgarden and take a leisurely walk around and enjoy the picturesque scenery. Also go to the Slottsskogen a big open space with lots of activities for everyone, a restaurant and a zoo.
Malmo is another city that might be of interest to you. Whilst there you can see the technology and maritime museum, the Oresund bridge, Lilla Torg and St. Petri (St. Peter’s Church).
Wherever you travel to in Sweden a Sixt rental car will help you to make the most of your time. Because Sweden has so much to offer renting a car at Sixt will give you peace of mind and make your whole experience more convenient.