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...more
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...more
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...more
I didn't stay overnight here, but if I would, I will go as usual to one of the Scandic hotels which...more
I stay here every time I am in Umeå, and that happens approx. 10 times a year. I prefer to get a...more
The old prison in Umea is now converted to a hostel. Small cells with heavy doors. Soft beds...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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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 !
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 )
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.
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...more