1. What side of the road should I drive on in Sweden?
In Sweden, you drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left. This applies to the entire country, including urban and rural areas.
2. What are the speed limits in Sweden?
The speed limits in Sweden vary. They are generally 50 km/h in urban areas, 70-90 km/h on open roads, and 110-120 km/h on motorways. Always check for signposts indicating the speed limit for your specific route.
3. How are speed limits enforced in Sweden?
Speed limits are enforced in Sweden primarily through speed cameras and radar checks. Violating the speed limit can result in fines, or in serious cases, license suspension.
4. Do I need a special driving license to drive a campervan in Sweden?
As long as you have a valid driving license for a car, it is usually sufficient to drive a campervan. However, if the vehicle weighs more than 3.5 tonnes, you might need a Category C1 license.
5. Are there any specific driving rules for campervans in Sweden?
No specific rules apply only to campervans. However, the general rules of driving apply, such as the speed limit, duty to give way and not causing danger to other road users.
6. What about toll roads and bridges in Sweden?
Sweden does have toll roads, particularly in Gothenburg and Stockholm. Payments are usually made through a system called Autopass, which automatically deducts the toll from a registered account.
7. Where can I park my campervan overnight in Sweden?
Sweden has many campsites, some of which offer spaces for campervans. When parking elsewhere, it is important to ensure that it is legal and safe, not near busy roads or private properties.
8. How can I find petrol stations in Sweden?
Petrol stations in Sweden are quite frequent along the major roads. Many of these offer diesel fuel, and an increasing number have facilities for filling up on LPG too.
9. Can I drive my campervan in the city centre?
You can, but keep in mind the toll charges, parking regulations and any vehicle size restrictions that may apply in some city areas.
10. What is the condition of roads in Sweden?
Roads in Sweden are, in general, well-maintained and solid. However, in rural areas and during winter conditions, roads can be hazardous. It is always advisable to check road conditions before travelling.
11. Is it necessary to have winter tyres in Sweden?
Yes, from December 1 to March 31, all vehicles must have winter tyres if the weather conditions require it.
12. How can I pay for parking in Sweden?
In many city centres, parking meters operate and take credit card payments. In some areas, mobile payment methods are also available.
13. How do I know if a road in Sweden is a toll road?
Generally, a sign indicating a toll road is posted before the toll station. However, in some cases, tolls are automated and you might not see a gate or station.
14. Are there restrictions on where I can drive my campervan in Sweden?
As a general rule, you can drive your campervan anywhere that a car can go. However, some roads might have restrictions based on vehicle weight or height, which might apply to some larger campervans.
15. Are there rules on resting or sleeping in the campervan while driving in Sweden?
It is prohibited to sleep in a campervan that is parked in a public place. However, if you are on camping grounds or private property (with the owner´s permission), it is usually allowed.