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Resources > Rental Car Guides > Rental Car in Sweden > Sweden Driving Information

Car Rental Sweden: Driving Information

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

Driving Overview

General Information
Sweden is a beautiful country offering a unique one of a kind experience to all who visit. Sweden has one of the most dramatic natural landscapes in the world filled with towering snowcapped mountains, pristine crystal clear lakes and heavily wooded forests. Its cities are packed with a unique combination of historic and modern day architecture, five star restaurants and world-class accommodations. With so many wonderful things to see and do, a cheap car rental arranged by Kemwel is the only way to truly see it all. Kemwel likes for its clients to be as informed as possible before traveling let alone driving in an unfamiliar country. Below you will find a list of important things to keep in mind when renting and driving a vehicle in Sweden.

Requirements
In order to rent a vehicle in Sweden you must be at least 18 years old, however the minimum age may vary depending on car category. You must have had your driverís license for at least one year and it must be in the English language or accompanied by an International Drivers License. All vehicle occupants must wear a seatbelt at all times. Children who are under the age of 7 years must be placed in a child seat that is appropriate for their age and weight. Headlights must be turned on at all times, you could be fined as a result of not doing so.

Speed Limits
Swedish speed limits are: city 50 km/h (31mph), major roads 70 km/h (43mph) and highways 90 km/h (55 mph) or 110 km/h (68 mph). In congested areas a lower speed limit of 30 km/h (18mph) applies. Please abide by posted speed limit signs at all times.

Rules of the Road
Vehicles travel on the right hand side of the street and all vehicles must have a warning triangle that is to be placed 50-100 meters behind the vehicle when pulled to the side of the road and in need of assistance.

Gas and Diesel
You will find most gas stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

Tolls
The Stockholm congestion charge is the only toll in Sweden. Those driving in central Stockholm between the hours of 6:30am to 6:30pm will be subject to a toll ranging from $1.25-2.50USD each time with a max of approx 10 USD per day.

Parking
Metered on street parking is very popular throughout Swedish cities and usually takes place only on the right hand side of the street unless otherwise indicated.

Insurance Information

General Information
When traveling and renting a vehicle in an unfamiliar place it is always a good idea to find out what the insurance requirements are for vehicle rentals in that specific country. When renting a car with Kemwel in the Sweden your rate will include any mandatory insurance necessary.

All of our rental rates in the Sweden will include third party liability and fire insurance. In the Sweden CDW and theft protection are optional and can be added to your rental at anytime prior to the pick up of your rental vehicle. In the event CDW and Theft are declined in order to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card Kemwel asks for you to contact your credit card company to learn the specifics of your insurance coverage. Insurance details specific to your rental will print in the terms and conditions area of your rental voucher.

At this time we at Kemwel would like for you to take a moment to read about the following insurance guidelines that may apply to car rentals in the Sweden

Required Coverage
Fire and third party liability insurance is required for all rentals taking place in Sweden. For your benefit Kemwel has included both forms of insurance on all basic rental rates in Sweden. Third party liability insurance provides an unlimited amount of coverage for damages to property or injury to people outside of the rental vehicle. Fire insurance provides an unlimited amount of coverage for the rental vehicle in the event of a fire.

Optional Coverage
For rentals commencing in Sweden collision damage waiver (CDW) and theft protection are optional, however Kemwel includes these two forms of insurance in all inclusive rental rates in Sweden. Most rental suppliers that we work with in Sweden will have a deductible that you are responsible for that can range from approximately $260-$880 USD for CDW and $195-$880 USD for theft. Personal accident insurance is available locally for about $4 USD per day and provides approximately $580 USD worth of death and disability coverage for the driver.

Rental Restrictions

General Information
Most all of the vehicles rented in Sweden through Kemwel have the ability to travel through most Western European countries without any restrictions. Certain vehicle categories due to insurance regulations may have restrictions; these categories include luxury vehicles, large vans and automatics. When thinking about renting a vehicle it is always best to make sure you are selecting the proper vehicle for your travel itinerary. Please feel free to contact us toll free at 1 877 820 0668 and our friendly staff will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Restricted Countries
Vehicles rented in Sweden through Kemwel cannot travel into the following countries: Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and the Ukraine. Some specific vehicle categories may also be prohibited from travel into Italy.

One-Way Rentals
In Sweden domestic one-way rentals are available; many one-way rentals will have an additional fee to be paid locally. International one ways are also available and will incur a fee. Not all vehicles are allowed and minimum rental lengths may apply.


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