Car Rental in Östersund, Sweden

Car Rental in Östersund, Sweden

 

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Östersund is literally located in the middle of Sweden, in midland Scandinavia, at the shores of Sweden’s fifth largest lake Storsjön (the great lake). Known as the ‘Winter City’, it is famous for both its location to nearby nature and its outdoor activities, all year around. The city has a modern cross-country ski stadium only 2 km away, and actual ski trails in the city itself. So, if you are into cross-country skiing, go ahead and hit the trails at Gustavsbergsbacken and Ladängen. Stop by the Badhusparken waterfront where you can swim, sun bathe and relax in the summer or ice-skate in the winter. Visit Gaaltije, the centre for South Sami culture, or the national city hall which are both landmarks of Östersund. And don’t forget to ask locals to tell you stories about Storsjöodjuret, the Swedish counterpart of the Loch Ness Monster, a mysterious creature from the lake.

There is no major city nearby, so be prepared to drive into the wilderness. Östersund is the perfect gateway for explorations — by car of course!

The Europcar rental experience in Östersund

You will find two Europcar rental stations in Östersund : one located in the city of Östersund and the other one at Östersund airport, only about 10 km away from the city centre.

Choose the station that suits you the best to pick up your favorite car or van, and start your journey. From hourly to long-term rental, you can select the vehicle that suits your needs. Europcar rental offers you flexibility and a multitude of choice to move your own way.

Choose Europcar’s ‘Deliver & Collect’ option to give you the ultimate convenience of having your car or your van come to you - so you can take time to relax. We deliver and collect your vehicle wherever and whenever best suits you. The only thing you need is an address in Sweden.

Driving in Östersund

Don’t forget to keep your headlights switched on all times - even in the day time. It is mandatory in Sweden!

There are no toll charges on Swedish roads. While taking your road trip into town or out in the wild, don’t forget to respect the speed limits unless otherwise stated by traffic signs, they are: 50 km/h in the city, 70 km/h on non-urban roads and 110 km/h on motorways and expressways.

As Östersund is not a crowded city, it shouldn’t be a problem for you to park inside the city centre. Most hotels provide free parking facilities so you can arrange your parking while booking your hotel.

Discover Östersund and the surrounding area by car

If you like to collect objects from the past, or are simply a bit of a hoarder, you should definitely head to Mus-Olles Museum, first opened in 1906 by the collector Per-Olov Nilson. This peculiar place is home to a collection of more than 150,000 objects from old buttons to antique tin boxes and many more. Located on Nilson’s property, it is only 34 km northwest of Östersund.

About 50 km northwest of Östersund, you will find the small historic village of Glösa. Discover Glösa’s rock art centre with its thousand-metre-long open-air museum exhibiting stone age petroglyphs made about 5000 years ago. You can also visit the Elk Clan settlement, more exhibitions and actual excavated pits showing old trapping pits for elk.

If you’re with your kids, a must is the Moose Garden - the name says it all! It is great fun and only a 15 km drive from Östersund. Take a guided tour and learn all about the life of moose. During summer time, you can end the tour with a meal, enjoying the beautiful view over Jämtland county. You can even stay overnight and welcome nature as your neighbour

Into the wild:

A road trip is the perfect way to experience inland Scandinavia and create vivid memories about its beautiful wilderness. If you feel adventurous and are willing to take on one of the most spectacular road trip, head to Strömsund, the starting point of the famous Wilderness Road (Vildmarksvägen), about 100 km from Östersund. This is where your journey into the wild begins. The 360 km route connects Jämtland with Swedish Lapland and takes you to Vilhelmina, the subarctic seat of Västerbotten County. It is generally open from June to October. You will go through the village of Stora Blåsjön, admire the magnificent high plateau of Stekenjokk and even catch a glimpse on reindeer! Are you ready for ‘car-hiking’?

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Car hire at Östersund is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Östersund for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Östersund. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Östersund with certified commitments.