Karlskrona is a maritime and military city spread across 33 islands at the southwest tip of Sweden. It forms part of the Blekinge Archipelago and bridges and causeways link some of the islands, while ferries link others. Other ferries connect Sweden to Poland. Visitors who hire a car in Karlskrona can explore this watery landscape of rocky islands, waterfronts, forested shorelines and family-friendly beaches. Inland, you can drive to the best nature trails and barbecue picnic areas around the Alljungen lakes or to the romantically ruined castle at Lyckeby. And if you choose one ferry, take the free boat to the quiet island of Aspo to see the little village and old military citadel.
Much of the city dates from the 18th century so there's a uniform baroque style to the architecture that is unique in Sweden. The streets follow the original grid pattern and most historic parts of Karlskrona have been declared a World Heritage site. If you rent a car in Karlskrona you can discover the highlights of the city. The harbour and waterfront are lined with restaurants and bars and the old main square is the largest in Scandinavia. The main attractions however are the restored buildings of the old Swedish naval base and the National Naval Museum on the island of Stumholmen, which includes exciting ship simulators and costumed guides.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-2030, Sa-Su 0800-2000
Opening hours:This location will be permanently closed from 1 October 2016.
Mo-Fr 0800-1600, Sa-Su closed
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1600, Sa-Su closed
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.