Category Archives: Events in and around Umeå

Winter brochure 2017-2018

Now the new winter guide with winter activities in Umeå and surroundings is available on the website of the Tourist Service.

Winter guide 2017 2018

Winter guide 2017 2018


Songkran Festival

umea-songkran-2017Umeå is hosting the Songkran Festival to celebrate Thai New Year. The event will take place on Saturday April 22.

Daytime, you can visit a free fair with dance shows, singing acts, Thai boxing, beauty contests, travel info, and off course food sales and sales of Thai objects.

Joe & Kong

Evening time, you can buy tickets for the Thai New Year’s party with a Thai buffet and performance of the Thai superstars Joe & Kong.



All events will be held at the Umeå Energi Arena Vind in Umeå.

For more info about the event and ticket sales, check the Songkran website.

If you are looking for a place to stay, you are welcome to contact us.

Umeå Snow sculpture festival

Every year in February, Umeå organizes a snow sculpture contest.

Umeå Snöskulpturmästerskap - Umeå 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.

Ume Tattoo Fair September 23 through 25

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

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.

IKEA Umeå opens 26 February 2016

The countdown has started: IKEA Umeå opens on Friday 26 February 2016.

IKEA Umeå opens on 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.

Welcome to Bed and Breakfast Umeå!


Refused is playing at Umeå Open

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.

Umeå Open 2016 - Refused

Are you visiting the festival and looking for a place to stay? Get in touch with us at Bed and Breakfast Umeå.