Umeå Travel Guide

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Umeå Things to Do

  • Go hiking on Tavelsjöleden

    Umea is located in a nice sorounding. You can experience that by go hiking on tavelsjöleden. Okay its not Kungsleden but its really worth ;). The trail is about 40 km at all with stops between that you can reach by car or bus. So you can also go shorter parts. You can bye a information brochure in the tourist information (only in swedish) where...

  • Going by bike along the river to...

    If you come to Umeå in the spring or in summer-time (or in the autumn) I would recommend going by bike along the river in both directions from the central part of Umeå, but especially "up" the river, in the direction from the sea (towards the part of the city called "väst på stan"). On your way you will see lots of really beautiful nature, the...

  • Parish Church

    The original parish church was built in the mid-17th century. In 1720 the Russian army invaded northern Sweden and burned it down. In 1725 the curch was rebuilt but destroyed iIn 1888 during the city fire which destroyed the town almost completely.Today you can see the Neo-Gothic red brick church, built in 1894. Its steeple overlooks the whole...

  • Multi-storey buildings

    That's what untypical for this northern region - multi-story buidlings. Due to the rapidly expansion (it is the fastest growing city in Sweden) it became necessary to build them. The river in the photo is the Ume which comes down from the mountain lake of Storuman.

  • Centre

    The centre of Umeå has numerous department stores, restaurants and wide promenades. When it rains you can go through one of the passages without getting soaked. Great place for shopping!

  • Visit the walking street and...

    Visit the walking street and all the nice little shops. Here's a picture of the street and the farmer's market.


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Umeå Restaurants

  • Indian food in northern Sweden

    Just my favorite restaurant in this little town. They have sooo tasty food! (And a friend who has been in India says that it tastes really like in India, too. ) I have acctually just eaten there once som far, but I know that I will return many times. Athmosfere is really nice and friendly, but I think the furniture and look of the restaurant is...

  • Mias Grill

    Forget McDonalds and Burger King, if you want to get a good burger in Umeå, Mias Grill is the place to visit. Parisare. It's like a hamburger, but with sausage instead, you have to try it.

  • The Umeå rullpizza

    In Umeå you must the local invention, Rullpizza (roll-pizza). A rullpizza is a normal pizza that is done as a roll, filled with sallad. It's really good!


Umeå Transportation

  • To the airport with the Airport bus

    The easiest way of getting from the airport to Umeå city is by the airport bus, in Swedish called "Flygbuss". The bus leaves the airport about 15 minutes after each landing. The trip to Ume˚ city cost 35 SEK and takes about 20 minutes.It's good to know that you on your "Flygbuss ticket" have free change to all local Ultra busses within...

  • Ultra busses

    The main public transportation in Umeå is the Ultra busses. With 11 main bus lines you can go to all places in the town.A single ticket cost 17 SEK, a 10 travel card cost 130 SEK. You can also buy a 15 days card for 220 SEK or a 30 days card for 380 SEK.

  • Umeå airport

    With about 700 000 passengers each year, Umeå airport is the largest airport in north of Sweden, with a lot of daily flights to Stockholm (Arlanda and Bromma), Luleå, Kiruna and Östersund.The easiest way to get to the airport is by the airport busses from Vasaplan or Järnvägstorget in the city.


Umeå Shopping

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  • Vinyl albums & CDs

    Garageland Records has a lot of old vinyl records (from very cheap to quite expensive) and quite a few CDs as well, many of which aren't of the mainstream variety. If you can't find what you're looking for in the "regular" record shops in Umeå, try Garageland.

  • Galleria Kungspassagen

    The main indoor galleria in Umeå is Kungspassagen. At Kungspassagen you can all different kind of shopping, like clothes, music, photography, candy, food, cosmetics and tea, with stores like Gallerix, Naturapoteket, JC and Brothers.

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Umeå Local Customs

  • The music of Lisa Miskovsky

    Lisa Miskovsky, born in Umea to a Czech father and a Finnish mother and she is a great singer and snow boarding tooGo here to see the video:

  • Say Ume, not Umeå

    Umeå is the real name of the town, but most native of Umeå use the dialect form, Ume.It's funny to find even an ambulance where the name is written Ume(å).

  • Snow and more snow

    During the winter it's normally snow in Umeå but sometime it can come quite much snow at the same time. I lived for three years in Umeå while studying, and this is the house where I lived, after a night when it came a lot of snow.


Umeå Warnings and Dangers

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    No Student Accommodation in Umeå city.

    by yogb Updated Apr 19, 2012

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    Are you coming to Umeå University as an International Student (Free Mover) !

    Beware ! There are very very few student rooms available in Umeå City. Also Umeå University shows very little interest in arranging housing for International Students. (Not Exchange Students). So you have to find your housing yourself...though University claims that they arrange housing for International Students too. As Umeå University has 25,000 and more student...its tough for new comer to find housing in Umeå City...

    There is company called Bostaden in Umeå City which arranges accomodation for students also....but beware...Its illusive...Bosatden website shows many student housing apartments,but to get one it might take one year or two year (when you actually finished your studies)

    Please try to arrange some accomodation before coming to Umeå otherwise you will be frustrated and it will be hard to pay attention towards your studies.

    I am sure, you will come to Umeå mainly for studies and not to look for housing all the time.

    Best luck !

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Umeå What to Pack

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    Climate in Umeå

    by Leipzig Updated Oct 12, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 0 – 12°C ( 32 - 53°F ); min: -7 - 2°C ( 19 - 28°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 16 – 18°C ( 60 - 64°F ); min: 8 - 11°C ( 47 - 51°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 0 – 12°C ( 32 - 53°F); min: -5 - 5°C ( 23 – 41°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: -5 – -3°C ( 23 - 27°F); min: -12 - -9°C ( 10 - 16°F )

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Umeå Off The Beaten Path

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    The view from Bräntberget

    by vec Written Feb 29, 2004

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    On the north side of the city you will find the hill called Bräntberget, in the winter this is a slope for downhill skiing, but it's always a good place for getting a view over the north of the town. Here a picture showing the area Mariehem.

    Bräntberget view
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  • Alcohol is Expensive

    I don't know if it's like this everywhere in Sweden but I purchased two 6cl shots (about 2 oz each) of Jack Daniels and the USD price turned out to be about $43. Buy your own alcohol before you get there. Other than that it's a very nice little university town.

  • Rådhustorget

    The Rådhustorget square in central of Umeå is the main place for street markets, speakers corner and just meeting people. The stairs with the speakers corner is called apberget (monkey mountain) and is always crowded with people on a sunny summer day.

  • Stora Nolia fair

    Every second year (odd years) the fair Stora Nolia is arranged in Umeå. This fair is the largets in the north of Sweden. During 9 days in August, about 125000 people visit Stora Nolia.http://www.nolia.seAt Nolia you will find everything from big trucks, cars, food, clothes and new inventions. Each day it's also a lot of outdoor activities and...


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