Skövde is a small city in central southern Sweden about 9 miles northeast of Gothenburg and between the country's two major lakes, Vättern and Vänern. It has a long history as a religious and military centre but more recently has become known as the home of a big Volvo factory and a high-tech park of computer game developers. If you rent a car in Skövde you can easily visit the surrounding rolling countryside, including sights like the beautiful Silverfallet waterfall, Vamb's medieval stone church, Simsjon lake and the Billingen mesa offering views back over the city.
Visitors who hire a car in Skövde can explore its places of interest in and around the city. With more than 40 stores, the central shopping mall is the largest in the region and the city's Kulturhus combines the museum, art gallery, theatre and cinema into one building. Other spots to look out for include the city museum, which houses around 40,000 items of local significance, and an area of wooden buildings that survived the great fire of 1759, which is preserved in the Helensparken gardens. There's also a military museum, sport history museum and a Volvo museum in the local area.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su closed
Address: Scandic Tradgardsgatan 10
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0600-2400
Address: Mellomkvarnsvagen 2
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.