High up on Sweden's eastern coast, the town of Skellefteå stands at the head of a fjord leading to the Gulf of Bothnia. The E4 major trunk road heading to Finland passes through the town. it's a city founded on mining and industry, and which has its own airport, five miles south of the town. Hiring a car is a good idea amid such interesting landscapes. The best attractions of the area include the fjord itself and the Baltic coast but also look out for the boat museum at Stackgronnan, which can be reached by a public raft trip from Älvsnabben, and the impressive nature reserves at Bjuröklubb and Vitbergen.
Visitors with a hire car in Skellefteå can easily visit the highlights of the town. These include the acclaimed art and history collection of Skellefteå Museum in a restored country mansion standing in the riverside Nordanå Park. The park is a popular destination in its own right. It includes open-air displays, performance space, a restaurant and playgrounds. Look out for the enormous neo-classical Assembly Church too - it's Sweden's biggest country church. Another must-see attraction is the old quarter of Bonnstan, with quaint rows of more than a hundred 19th-century wooden homes around a historic church.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-2300, Sa closed, Su 1000-2000
Address: Tjarnvagen 15
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-2300, Sa 1000-2000, Su 1000-2300
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.