Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden on the west coast in the Kattegat region.
Besides the fishing boats in the harbour, Gothenburg features neoclassical architecture which dominates the streets, interspersed by many winding canals.
Art lovers will want to head to the Konstmuseum , where you can find works of art by artists such as Larsson, Edvard Munch , Picasso, Monet, Rembrandt and many more.
In Gothenburg there is plenty for you to discover. With an Avis rental car you can easily explore the entirety of the city of Gothenburg. Avis car hire is available at 10 locations in Gothenburg. Book your rental car easily online.
Gothenburg is a charming town that has many attractions on offer. In addition to the Lisepark amusement park, the science centre and museum - there is also the botanical garden and the castle park where you will find a rose garden and palm house. This park is known as the "green lung" of the city, and is located near the city centre.
Next, explore the ‘archipelago’ of Gothenburg - which makes up more than 20 islands. Not far from the town centre you can explore quaint villages, breathtaking nature and beaches. At the northern part of the archipelago, you can drive your rental car and take a ferry to Lilla Varholmen and Hisingen.
Shopping and Fika in Gothenburg
Haga, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Gothenburg is packed with cafés and shops. In the pedestrian area of Haga Nygata, there are well-preserved wooden buildings. In these you will find shops selling decorations, antiques and much more.
After your shopping, do as the Swedish do and ‘make a Fika’ – which means to take a coffee break, usually with pastries.
With a rental car from Avis you can relax, then enjoy and explore Gothenburg and its surroundings. Simply book online and pick up your vehicle from one of our Avis car hire locations.
Swedish rules of the road
Which Side of the Road? In Sweden, please drive on the right side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws It is not permitted to use a mobile phone or GPS in any manner that could be deemed detrimental to driving.
Please be aware of animals such as moose and deer when driving.
Note: There is a congestion charge in Stockholm and Goteborg/Gothenburg.
When driving in Sweden, your headlights must always be switched on and on dipped beam, even in daytime.
Speed Limits Speed limits between 18mph (30 km/h) and 74mph (120 km/h) are operative in Sweden.
Swedish speed limits are determined by the quality of road service. Please use road signs to indicate the correct speed.
On many roads speed cameras are installed to remind motorists not to exceed the speed limit. If you do and are stopped by the police, you will have to pay a fine. You may even lose your licence if you are caught speeding.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
Children under 15 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
A child must never sit in a seat in which the car is fitted with an active airbag. Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.