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Hire a campervan in Sweden

Sweden’s abundant natural beauty, expansive wilderness, and Right of Public Access all make it a perfect country to take to the roads in a campervan hire. Spend time in the elegant cities, quiet beaches, and beautiful countryside of the south, visit the mountain-fed lakes and the High Coast in the centre, and road trip along the Torne River under the midnight sun in Swedish Lapland. With 29 National Parks to explore, extensive coastline to kayak, and mountains to climb, there are few better places in Europe to hire a campervan and get out into nature and have an adventure.

roadsurfer campers in Sweden

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  • 4

Surfer Suite VW T6.1 California Ocean campervan

  • 150 hp diesel
  • Integrated kitchenette
  • Outdoor shower (cold)
  • Automatic pop-up roof
  • Park-assist and rear camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 4

Travel Home Mercedes Marco Polo campervan

  • 163 hp diesel
  • Integrated kitchenette
  • Outdoor shower (cold)
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Tow hitch
  • Park-assist and rear camera
  • 4
  • 2

Couple Cottage Motorhome without a pop-up roof (600)

  • 130 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • without pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance & tempomat
  • 4
  • 4

Road House Motorhome with pop-up roof (540)

  • 140 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance, rear camera, Tempomat, etc.
  • 4
  • 2+2

Family Finca Motorhome with a fixed high roof (600)

  • 177 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Fixed high roof
  • Parking assistance, rear camera, Tempomat, etc.
  • 4
  • 2+2

Camper Castle Semi-integrated motorhome (700)

  • 140 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • large bathroom
  • WC
  • without pop-up roof
  • Rear camera, Tempomat, air conditioning, etc.

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Your road trip in Sweden

A road trip in a campervan rental in Sweden can be an incredible adventure! Sweden gas a well-developed road network that makes it easy to explore the diverse and beautiful landscape, sights, and activities. Whether you’re island-hopping through some of Sweden’s 200,000 islands (no, that’s not a typo!), photographing fishing villages with their distinctive red buildings, or searching for the aurora borealis, we’ve compiled the best tips and info below to help make any Swedish camping holiday go smoothly.

Driving rules in Sweden

  • In Sweden you should drive on the right-hand side of the road. Drivers turning right generally have priority unless otherwise shown on signs.
  • On the motorway, drive in the right-hand lane. The other lanes are only for overtaking.
  • The speed limit in Sweden is shown in km/h, shown by signs with a red circle around the number and a yellow background. In built-up areas the speed limit is generally 50km/h, main roads are 70-90km/h, and on motorways and dual carriageways it’s 120km/h, but make sure to stick to the speed limit shown on signs.
  • Red lights at a traffic light mean stop, there is no exception like in the USA where it is sometimes possible to turn right at a red light.
  • Watch out for large animals in rural areas such as elk!

The right of public access

Allemansrätten, or the right to access land, is treasured by the Swedes and a fundamental part of what make outdoor activities so accessible. Access to forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and beaches is not restricted, and wild camping is allowed. However, it works by asking everyone who recreates in nature to be responsible and to act sensibly – see it as a privilege rather than a right! There are of course rules and guidelines to follow, and while we can’t list them all here, we’ve condensed some of the most important information that will allow you to make the most of allemansrätten and the incredible landscapes that Sweden has to offer.

  • Follow the Leave No Trace protocol. Take your rubbish with you, never leave waste near a water source, and try to clear all evidence of a campsite before you leave.
  • Use your common sense. If there’s a lot of wildlife around, perhaps it’s best not to camp. If the area seems particularly dry, think twice about lighting a campfire.
  • Rules and guidelines are different in every area, so make sure you read the info signs wherever you go, especially in the National Parks.
  • While walking off road is allowed, driving off road is not. Make sure you are not driving or camping in a prohibited area – a quick online search before you set off to your destination will let you know where you can park up for the night if you’re not using a campsite.

Camping in Sweden

One of the best things about camping in Sweden is the ability to wild camp. Sleep in seclusion in nature, enjoy your morning drink with an incredible view, and make the most of the feeling of living outdoors that a campervan or motorhome provides. There are no facilities when wild camping, so at some points on your trip you’ll probably want to stay at a traditional campsite to use those.

  • Wild camping in Sweden is the same as everywhere else in the world – choose a level spot to park that has no restrictions, leave no trace, and enjoy getting back to a simple life.
  • Organised campsites offer a step up in terms of facilities from wild camping, although these campsites vary wildly from one to the other. In some you’ll find an experience that mimics wild camping, but with bathrooms and a water tap available. At the other end of the spectrum are campsites with kitchens, laundry rooms, waste disposal facilities, and even water parks and spas. It can be nice to include one of these towards the end of your trip for a little luxury (and a chance to get really clean!) before you head home.

Events & festivals in Sweden

  • Walpurgis Night, whole country, April – Walpurgis Night is Sweden’s way of greeting Springtime at the end of April. Bonfires are lit, songs are sung, and traditional Spring foods like nettle soup are eaten. Events are held all over the country, but the biggest ones are in the cities.
  • Midsomar, whole country, June – to celebrate midsummer, people gather with loved ones in big parties to feast and have fun. Make flower wreaths, dance around th maypole, and eat traditional herrig and potatoes.
  • Gothenburg Cuture Festival, August, Gothenburg – this festival of the arts celebrates music, drama, and dance, in what feels like a city-wide street festival.
  • Lucia festival, whole country, December – the traditional Lucia festival celebrates midwinter, where you’ll see processions of children dressed in white gowns and holding candles singing through the streets.

Places to visit in Sweden

While the delights of Stockholm and its archipelago are well known to travellers for good reason, it’s not the only part of Sweden worth exploring. Here are four other regions you may want to visit to make the most of your time in Sweden:

Gothenburg: visit Sweden’s most sustainable city and learn what it takes to top the Global Destination Sustainability Index four years in a row. From wind-powered hotels to a public transport system that run on over at least 65 per cent renewables, clean air and water is high on the city’s list of must-haves and restaurants have become closed-loop systems where power comes from kitchen waste converted to biogas. Local produce is championed, and sustainable innovation is seen everywhere from infrastructure to the fashion scene. There are pretty canals and leafy green streets, as well as brilliant art galleries and the country’s biggest botanical garden. Don’t forget to explore some of the islands off the coast!

Dalarna: this beautiful region is the place to go if you’re looking for classic Swedish countryside. Cycle through shady forests, picnic in wildflower meadows, and park up by a lake for the perfect sleep spot. It’s an amazing region to get out in nature with outdoor activities like horse riding or going on a foraging walk with a local guide, as well as the hiking that Sweden is so famous for.

Skåne: the southernmost tip of Sweden is a treasure trove for slow living, the perfect place to explore in a van. Relax on sandy beaches like Sandhammaren, where you’ll find 12 kilometres of golden sand, or hike part of the 1000-kilometre Skåneleden trail. As you drive through the region you see rolling fields and peaceful farmland, with plenty of seasonal produce for sale at farmstands. This produce is used liberally in the restaurants in towns like charming Ystad, where you’ll find cobbled streets and famous medieval architecture.

Arctic Lapland: explore Abisko National Park and try snowshoeing, skiing, and dogsledding amongst other Artic pastimes. It’s one of the best places in Sweden to catch the northern lights. Kiruna is Sweden’s northernmost city, a fantastic base for getting your bearings and stocking up on supplies, and the gorgeous town of Jokkmokk has a market that has been running for 400 years. Lapland is a great place to head in summer too, as the midnight sun means you’re never limited to daylight hours for your adventures!

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