The town of birches

The city is surrounded by unspoilt nature, dense forests, six rivers and the rolling sea.

About the city of Umeå

Umeå’s cultural offerings cover everything from Sámi traditions and the world’s most northern Opera house to interesting museums and high-class restaurants.

The university city of Umeå with its 128 000 inhabitants, is the largest city in northern Sweden. Over 30 000 students give the city a youthful, modern touch, and an international feel.

Most Swedes know Umeå as the Town of Birches, because of the 3000 birch trees in the city center.

The majestic Umeälven river runs through the city, like a deep-blue, life-giving vein. The city is surrounded by unspoilt nature, dense forests, six rivers and the rolling sea.



Humlebäck Keramik & Möbelsnickeri

Tráhppie – Sami handicrafts


Åbrånets Limousin


An adventure among waves and rapids with Forsknäckarna

Granö Beckasin Restaurant


TEPEES, Aurora Borealis Adventures

Guided tours; Riverpearl safaris, Moose safaris, Dogsledge etc.

Älgens Hus – The Moose Farm

A Moose

Gotthards krog



Guitars – The Museum


Västerbottens Museum

Granö Beckasin Lodge

Forsknäckarna – adventure and wilderness camp


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