Most of our guests from Europe travel to Sweden by car. In addition to the land route via Denmark to Sweden, you can also travel comfortably and well rested to your rented cabin in Sweden by ferry from Germany or Poland to Sweden.
The Swedes drive their car very relaxed. The traffic density is manageable and decreases steadily towards the further north you go. The main routes through Sweden include the E4 and the E22.
Please always keep to the speed limit. The penalties for driving too fast are very hefty in Sweden, and can cause your vacation budget to empty quickly. Even if the speed cameras are announced after the roads in Sweden, the mobile speed traps are still numerous and not always easy to spot before it’s too late.
Always keep an eye on the side of the road. Moose are more common by the roads at dawn and dusk. An accident with a moose is very serious and often deadly both for the driver and animal.
In Sweden, the headlights (low beam) must always be switched on, whether it’s during the day or at night.
Alcohol and driving a car do not belong together, in Sweden the alcohol level limit is 0.2. The penalties for this are huge in Sweden. In the event of an alcohol offense, you will be directly banned from driving, a heavy fine and a prison sentence if the alcohol content is higher.
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Here you will find the maximum speed limits in km / h.
Vehicle class - Inner city / Outside city / Highway
Cars, motorbikes and mobile homes up to 3.5 t - 50 / (1.2) / (1.2)
Vehicles over 3.5 t - 50 / 80 / 90
Car with trailer - 50 (3) / 80 (3) / 80 (3)
(1) According to the signs (without signs: 70 km / h)
(2) However motorcycle with trailer only 80 km / h
(3) However, with an un-braked trailer only 40 km / h, if the trailer is loaded and its gross vehicle weight exceeds half the empty weight of the towing vehicle or the trailer is empty and its empty weight exceeds half the empty weight of the towing vehicle
You must always drive with low beam on even during daytime.
The tram has right of way.
Look out for pedestrians, they have always the right of way and a lot of times pedestrians will cross at a pedestrian crossing without even looking for any cars coming.
A continuous, yellow line on the edge of the road means no stopping.
A dashed, yellow line or a yellow zigzag line on the edge of the road or a sign for restricted parking means no parking. In larger cities there are often special regulations for stopping and parking, as well as for setting up and marking signs.
For example, you may be allowed to park on certain streets and alleys on days like Monday, Wednesday and Friday and not on Tuesday and Thursday. Please look for information on site.
The marked right-hand lane on many country roads and expressways is used for slower vehicles if necessary. All slower vehicles should keep as far out to the right as possible.
In the event of a wildlife accident, the scene of the accident must be secured and the police notified. The emergency number for the police, fire department and ambulance is 112.