Umeå

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.

An adventure among waves and rapids with Forsknäckarna

Granö Beckasin Restaurant

Älgens Hus – The Moose Farm for all ages

Bildmuseet

TEPEES, Aurora Borealis Adventures

Guided tours like Riverpearls-safaris, Moose- safaris, Dog-sledge etc.

Älgens Hus

A Moose

Gotthards krog

Köksbaren

Rex

Guitars – The Museum

Norrlandsoperan

Västerbottens Museum

Granö Beckasin

Aurora Borealis Adventure

Forsknäckarna – adventure and wilderness camp