Umea, the capital of Västerbotten County, is a university town in northern Sweden located at the Ume River. This destination is nicknamed the "Town of Silver Birches" for its beautiful forests. The student-centric city of Umea, known for Umea University, among others, offers outdoor and cultural attractions to please both the young and the old.
- Parish Church of Umea
- Enjoy the Umedalen Skulptur public park on a fine day
- Catch an opera at the Umea Norrlandsoperan opera house
- Visit the Museum of Skiing and see the oldest ski in the world and equipment used by Sweden’s skiing heroes
Umea has a temperate climate with mild temperatures throughout the year. Summers are short and cool, with temperatures reaching average highs of 18°C (64°F) in July, while winters are long and cold, with temperatures hitting as low as -11°C (12°F) in January. The majority of Umea’s precipitation occurs in July and August.
Getting There & Around
Umea Airport is 4 km (2 miles) east of Umea city centre. Tourists can take the shuttle bus from the airport to Vasaplan in the city centre. Taxis take tourists to destinations within Umea for a fixed price.
Umea offers a wide range of bike-friendly roads and bridges to allow tourists an environmentally friendly way in which to explore the city. Bikes can be rented through Cykel & Mopedhandlaren or Umea Camping. The Västerbottens Lokaltrafik bus system is available for those who prefer to use public transport.
7 hotels in Umea, SE
Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Scandic Plaza Hotel Umea is the perfect place when visiting the Umea area. GeneralThe Scandic Plaza Hotel Umea has 11 meeting rooms to... More
Comfort Hotel Winn Umea is a friendly first class hotel with a high level of service and the warmth of a small establishment. GeneralIf there are 30 guests or just a few, Comfort Hotel Winn Umea... More
Presenting tranquil ambience and comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. GeneralFor your social or business needs, this property... More
A perfect place in the city of Umea, the Clarion Collection Hotel offers excellent services and convenient facilities for a relaxing stay. GeneralConference facilities are available for people... More
This completely renovated iconic hotel, established in 1895, has been fully redeveloped around the modern and diverse travellers lifestyle and requirements. Stora Hotellet is located next to... More
U and Me is a new self-service hotel and hotel culture with 162 rooms located on the top of Vaeven, the citys new cultural arena. It provides compact rooms, simplification, flexibility and... More