Visitors who hire a car in the town of Saffle amid the lakes of southwest Sweden can explore its rural surroundings in Varmland County. Saffle grew up around a 19th-century canal joining a series of smaller lakes to Sweden's biggest, Lake Vanern. South of Saffle is a peninsular poking into the lake with its own freshwater archipelago that has become a popular destination for tourists. The highlights of the area include the swimming beach at Ekenäs, boat trips and dining on the island of Luro, Oro's harbour and beach, and Millesvik's prehistoric monuments and Viking runestones.
Saffle is known as the home of a legendary Viking, Olof Trätälja, and many local streets and churches named after him. On the outskirts you'll find a Viking Museum named after Olof and specially-named walking trails too. Discover how the local canal and its locks are now a visitor attraction, and that many visitors hire a car in Saffle as a base to explore Lake Vanern and the Glaskogen Forest. Many visitors fish in the local lakes after buying a permit from Saffle Tourist Office - it's a prime area for catching perch and pike.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0700-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0600-1800, 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.