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Umeå is located in northern Sweden, and is an industry, administration, and university.The city is part of Västerbotten County and has about 80,000 inhabitants (2011). 18 km southeast of Umeå city’s port – Holmsund – Gulf of Bothnia. From here ferries to such Vaasa Finland.
Umeå is also an important trade center and a major transport hub.
The city is considered to be Norrlands cultural center and has been designated as European Capital of Culture in 2014.
Some of the most visited tourist attractions in Umeå include Västerbotten Museum – with its cultural history, Bild Museum – an exhibition of international contemporary art, Svenska Skidmuseum – a skihistorisk museum, Fishing and Maritime Museum and Gammalia Air Museum – with its older buildings. Features include a farm from the 1800s.
Other attractions in Umeå is the sculpture park “Umedalen Sculpture” and “Umevatoriet” with its Planetarium.
About 15 km from the town water park “Aquarena” – with water slides and jacuzzi.
It is also great shopping in Umeå, and the city also has a vibrant nightlife.
Umeå is known for its annual music festivals – especially in the genres jazz, folk, punk and metal.
The nearest airport is Umeå Airport, located 5 miles southeast of downtown.