Sweden Mini Guide
Sweden is a kingdom, a Nordic nation to be found upon the Scandinavian Peninsula in the Northern part of Europe. The kingdom of Sweden has borders with Denmark
and has been a member of the European Union since the beginning of 1995. Sweden is also the most visited nation in the whole of northern Europe, seeing up to 6 million visiting tourists each year.
It is also the largest country in terms of land area in northern Europe, as well as the fourth largest within the whole of Europe; it covers an area almost 450,000 square kilometres and has a population of almost 10 million. This makes Sweden an excellent nation to tour by car, for those that enjoy the open road, long-distance driving on excellent freeways, Sweden is arguably the best destination within the whole of Europe. Sweden has a long history and visitors are able to explore some excellently preserved and renovated historical sites from the Viking era right through to present-day history. Many of the towns in Sweden are of medieval origin, making them charming places to explore either on foot, by car or by public transport.
The capital city of Sweden is Stockholm
, it is also the largest city and the home of the Swedish national government and parliament, along with being the city of residence for the Swedish monarchy. The area of Greater Stockholm contains almost 30% of the entire Swedish population, making it the most densely populated part of Sweden by far. Located over upon the East coast of Sweden, it makes an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding area from the comfort of your own touring vehicle. Stockholm sits in the part of the country where the Baltic Sea meets Lake Malaren, the city centre comprises of 14 separate islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago, dead city centre is situated right on the water in Riddarfjärden Bay.
The old town is noted for its medieval street layout, and some of the most impressive examples of medieval architecture to be found within Europe. Moving away from the old town, Stockholm begins to take on a more modern face, and towards the suburbs on the outskirts of the city it displays a fully industrial style of architecture. By using Stockholm as a base of operations, and availing yourself of a hire vehicle, you will have a whole host of interesting attractions and points of interest to visit within an easy day’s drive of the city.
Sweden is most notorious for its Viking history, and there are many Viking related points of interest close by to Stockholm. One of the most popular day trips into the surrounding areas is taking in these historically important Viking sites and the two cities of Uppsala
and Sigtuna. The first stop on this tour would be to view the old Viking Bridge named Jarlabankes Bro, replete with runic carvings. Arkils Tingplats the seat of Viking parliament is the next stop on the tour along with the old church at Vallentuna.
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Being the biggest of the Nordic countries, Sweden is definitely best traversed by car. Rhino has a vast fleet of cars to choose from ranging from economy models up to prestige and luxury cars. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, we can supply a rental car to suit your needs. We offer a wide range of optional added extras that you can add onto your booking, such as luggage rack, child seats, sat nav and an additional driver.
Rhino is able to offer such cheap and competitive rates on car hire in Sweden as we compare prices from all the main suppliers such as Hertz, Dollar and Avis as well as local suppliers to deliver you the best price and deal. Sweden is a very popular destination for hiring a car so we recommend you book your rental as far in advance as possible.