Every year in February, Umeå organizes a snow sculpture contest.
Umeå Snöskulpturmästerskap – Umeå Snow Sculpture Contest
In 2016, the event will take place for the 25th time in Umeå. This year you can see the artists at work at Rådhusesplanaden on Friday February 5th and Saturday February 6th.
If you want to know what can become of the anonymous block of snow shown on the picture, visit Umeå this week-end.
Interested in tattoos? A fan of this art-form? Or maybe you just want to find out more about tattoos? Then consider visiting Ume Tattoo Fest at the Nolia fairgrounds between September 23rd and September 26th 2016.
Ume Tattoo Fest
Ume Tattoo Fest is an international tattoo fair with participants from many different countries. Besides tattoo artists and info about tattoos, there is much more to see: piercing, tattoo removal, clothes, hair, jewellery and much more.
More info about the fair can be found here: Ume Tattoo Fest homepage.
It goes without saying that you are always welcome to stay with us at Bed & Breakfast Umeå when you are visiting the fair these days.
The countdown has started: IKEA Umeå opens on Friday 26 February 2016.
IKEA Umeå opens on 26 February 2016
The newest addition to Umeås shopping possibilities is soon opening for the public. The shopping area at Söderslätt is getting some last finishing touches: parking area, lighting, plants, and off course the eye-catching IKEA sign.
The shopping mall at Söderslätt opens a few weeks later on Thursday 17 March 2016. The local busses start the route to the area on 1 February 2016 for the employees to get to work and prepare for us visitors.
Are you planning a visit to IKEA and the new shopping area in Umeå and looking for a place to stay? You can always contact us. B&B Umeå is located next to the E4, so you are immediately on the way to IKEA from our house, just 10 minutes away by car.
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Umeå Open is scheduled from April 7 to April 9 2016. Still a few months to go, but the headliner is already announced: the legendary hardcore band Refused. During the 1990’s the band was know for their revolutionary lyrics about marxism, animal rights and straight edge. Now they are back and performing in their home town Umeå.
Are you visiting the festival and looking for a place to stay? Get in touch with us at Bed and Breakfast Umeå.
Come to Umeå and enjoy the 48th Umeå Jazz Festival.
The headliners this year include:
- Zap Mama
- The Baylor Project
- Linda Kallerdahl Gold Quintet
- Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
- and the revelation of the 2014 12 Points Festival: LabTrio
Check the Umeå Jazz Festival website for more info and tickets.
Visit Umeå 2015
The new Umeå Summer Guide 2015 from Visit Umeå, the town’s tourist agency has just been published. You can read it and dowmload it here. Check it out for som inspiration for your visit to Umeå.
Every year, the open air museum at Gammlia hosts a 2-day Christmas market. It is the highlight of the Christmas season and attracts many visitors each year.
Apart from many market stalls where you can buy local produce and many other great Christmas gifts, you can also go for a walk at the area and enjoy the atmosphere. Snow, sleigh bells, wood fires, and much more to get in the Christmas mood.
Gammlia Christmas Market