Car Rental in Umeå, Sweden

Car Rental in Umeå, Sweden


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Rent a car in Umeå with Europcar

Umeå is located on the Ume River, in the northeast of Sweden. In 2014, this booming metropolis was elected the European capital of culture. So, whether you’re a foodie, a culture addict, a guitar worshiper, a pilgrim of the Northern Lights or simply a nature lover there is something for everyone in the ‘City of the Birch Trees’. Umeå is the perfect spot to start your journey into Sweden’s northern wilderness. There are plenty of cultural activities and food hot spots, as well as green spaces only a short drive away. Start off with the Gammlia museum complex and its amazing Västerbottens Museum where you can explore prehistoric times and Sami art. Take your kids for a carriage ride at the enchanting Friluftsmuséet, a historical open-air village. If you’re an art buff, head to Umedalens Skulpturpark, one of Europe’s most prestigious sculpture parks that plays host to Swedish and international artists alike. If you’re into string instruments, a vast collection of world-class vintage guitars is waiting for you at ‘Guitars the museum’!

The Europcar rental experience in Umeå

Europcar has two stations in Umeå: one at Umeå airport, 4 km south east of Umeå and the other located downtown. Whether you want to spend time driving around the city or just want to head straight off to your wild adventure you can choose the station that suits you best.

Europcar always moves your way: we adapt and cater to your needs! We offer vehicles in all shapes and sizes for as long as you need days, weeks or even months the choice is yours!

Driving in Umeå

Umeå is the largest city in Sweden’s Norrland the northernmost part of the country. It is only 400 km from the Arctic! That means you’re literally driving into the wild and need to be extra-careful for collisions with moose (yes!) a very common cause of accident in Norrland. Also, watch out for heavy snowfall and strong winds during winter. If you drive along the coast, the roads will be most likely kept from snow, but if you choose to explore roads away from the coast in winter, expect them to be plowed but not salted.

Discover Umeå and the surrounding area by car

The great thing about picking up your Europcar vehicle at Umeå is that you can set off to countryside expeditions in no time hinterlands, beaches, beautiful forests, gorgeous islands or mighty rivers are all in proximity. Have you ever fancied petting a moose? 70 km west of Umeå on Road 92, you will find Älgens Hus the ‘Elk House’. It’s your best bet to meet a real one! You can even taste the moose cheese one of the most expensive cheeses in the world. A quick drive away from Umeå are two beautiful natural reserves: Grössjön, 14 km south and Strömbäck-Kont, about 25 km further south. If you’re ready for a longer ride north, head to Skellefteå, the gateway to Swedish Lapland, only 136 km north of Umeå. There, you can really explore the subarctic countryside with its rivers, its lakes and forests. There are plenty of outdoors activities from fishing, ice hockey to hiking on frozen lakes.


You can’t miss Piteå, Sweden’s little eastern gem! Only 215 km north of Umeå, towards Swedish Lapland, this archipelago has a variety of activities, from cross-country skiing at Piteå Elit in the winter to sunbathing at Pite havsbad sand beach along the Baltic coast in the summer. Plenty of outdoor excursions await you there, all year around! If you happen to be there the last weekend of July, don’t miss ‘Piteå dansar och Ler’, the famous dancing street festival!

‘Deliver & Collect’

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.

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Car hire at Umeå 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 Umeå for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Umeå. 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 Umeå with certified commitments.