The small coastal city of Oskarshamn is just 47 miles north of the regional capital city, Kalmar. It grew up behind its busy harbour and has a heritage as a ship-building centre, which has now been supplemented by a thriving Scania truck factory and large nuclear power station. The harbour is also a centre of tourist trips to some of the 5, islands in the Oskarshamn Archipelago. Visitors who hire a car in Oskarshamn have an opportunity to visit the rest of the Kalmar area, including the World Heritage site on the island of Oland and the scenic coastline of the Kalmar Strait.
Hire a car in Oskershamn to fully explore the city and its immediate surroundings. The harbour is the first major sight: there are great views across the lively waterfront and to the islands beyond. Don't miss the gigantic 19th century wooden bench designed especially for enjoying the views: at 236 feet long, it's one of the longest benches in Europe. Another spot to enjoy the panoramic views is from the spectacular public viewing gallery at the top of the city's water tower. Wander the old quarter of Oskershamn to see plenty of 19th-century wooden houses. Other highlights include the Fredriksbergs Herrgård manor house, the city's maritime museum and the old preserved studio of renowned wood-carver Axel Petersson Döderhultarn.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-1600, Sa-Su closed
Address: Inkorningsvagen 2
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-1700, Sa-Su closed
Address: Oskarshamn Airport
Phone: 0491 897 07
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.