The small historic city of Skara stands between the major lakes of southern Sweden, in the middle of the Västergötland province, about 8 miles northeast of the second city, Gothenburg. The E2 trunk road passes through the outskirts of the city. If you rent a car in Skara you will have the opportunity to visit the acclaimed lakes and forests of Vastergotland, and enjoy its tourist sights. These include the medieval monastery at Varnhem, the shores of Lake Hornborgasjön and the scenic trails through the protected woods of Eahagen-Öglunda nature reserve.
Visitors who hire a car in Skara can find a varied mix of attractions in the immediate vicinity. The best known is the Sommarland theme park, a popular family-friendly combination of waterpark, amusements and rides. The city's landmark cathedral offers a different type of experience, with its twin spires, stone statues and soaring vaulted interior. The impressive Västergötlands Museum combines an open-air collection of typical local rural buildings with the varied historic exhibits inside. Nearby, a small veterinary history museum commemorates the location of Sweden's first vet school.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1700, 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.