The industrial town of Finspång stands southwest of Stockholm, in the watery region known as Sweden's Lake District. The town claims to be surrounded by 368 lakes. Today there's still modern high-tech industry but many of the old mining and industrial areas are now visitor attractions. This means the surrounding countryside is perfect for exploring if you hire a car in Finspång. Expect to discover picnic spots, walking trails and opportunities for canoeing in all directions. For example, at Grytgöl find a special trail through an old mining area, at Lotorp there's a six-mile waterside walk or explore the path encircling Lake Maseln.
If you have a hire car you can explore Finspång Slott, the main sight of the area. This is the grand 17th-century home of the de Geer family who became wealthy by establishing successful industries here. Visitors can tour the house in its park, and see its orangery, temple and summerhouse. Other highlights of Finspång's industrial heritage include the Reijmyre glassworks, the Mill Museum, Bjorke Vavstuga weaving mill and Hafla forge. For a relic of a pre-industrial era, drive to the 900-year-old St Maria church, which boasts unique medieval wall paintings. And for a more modern thrill, Arena Grosvad is one of Sweden's most modern water parks.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-1700, Sa-Su closed
Address: Norrkopingsvagen 28
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.