Further information to help with your car hire from Visby
Once you have collected your hire car from Green Motion Visby, we are sure that you are keen to get on the road and explore the unique beauty and setting that only Sweden can offer.
One key point to remember that if this is your first time visiting Sweden, you must drive on the right hand side of the road. Also to make the best of your trip, we would strongly recommend that you consider hiring a GPS (SatNav) to ensure that you get to your chosen destination without delay or confusion.
Enjoy your car hire in Sweden
If this is your first time hiring a car in Sweden, our best advice is to ‘relax and take your time.’ As mentioned, drive on the right and for peace of mind make sure you can easily find your way with GPS (ask at the rental counter for details).
Please be aware that vehicles driving on roads designated and signposted as primary roads always have the priority. On all other roads, you must give way to the right. This rule is sometimes ignored, so always ensure you pay attention to avoid a potentially dangerous situation.
The use of honking your horn is only permitted as an audible warning ie to prevent an accident. Otherwise, you should avoid using your horn.
Another thing you need to be mindful of is the weather, especially if you are travelling to Sweden during November to March as the likelihood of snow is very high.
Speed limits on roads in Sweden are not based on the category of the road but on the quality and safety of the road, therefore speed limits may vary along the same road. There are road signs on both sides of the road to indicate when the speed limit has changed.
In built-up areas the speed limit is generally 30km/h, 40km/h, 50km/h, 60km/h or 70km/h, on outside built-up areas the speed limit is 70km/h, 80km/h, 90km/h or 100km/h and the speed limit is 90km/h, 100km/h, 110km/h or 120km/h on motorways.
In an emergency, Swedish emergency services can be contacted by calling 112 for the police, paramedics or fire brigade. For all non-emergency health advice and care, the number you should call is 1177.
For further advice and information on hiring a car in Sweden and enjoying some of the best car hire deals that are on offer, remember to get a car hire quote from greenmotion.com. Alternatively you can contact Green Motion's Central Reservation team by calling +44 (0) 2071864000.
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Check out our Sweden Travel Guide for travel inspiration and tips for your trip to this amazing country.
Sweden driving routes
You’d be surprised about how many stunning roads there are to take your car hire in Sweden on. The Emigrants Path through Smaland takes you on a journey through southern Sweden while Highway E4 hugs the gorgeous coast. For something a little different, try the Blue Road, or Bla Vagen, which takes you along the Ume River and passes vast swathes of pine forests. Or there’s the Flatruetvagen along road 535 which serves as the highest road in the country and connects the valleys of Ljungdalen and Funasdalen. If you plan to take the latter, it’s worth remembering that it’s often closed during the snowy winter nights due to bad weather.
Sweden car rental
Having your own hire car in Sweden just makes so much sense. What could better than being able to explore the cities and countryside at your own pace. In Sweden, you must drive on the right-hand side of the road and seatbelts must be worn by all passengers. You’ll also need to have your headlights switched on and set to dipped beam, even during the day.