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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


Visit Umeå Winter 2016-2017

Now the new brochure from Umeå Tourist Information is available. You can download the brochure here.

You can find inspiration for Shopping, Restaurants, Winter Events and Excursions, and much more .

Visit Umeå

Visit Umeå

Christmas shopping and Christmas Markets in Umeå

PLanning a shopping trip to Umeå for some Christmas shopping? Get in touch if you are looking for a place to stay. We would be happy to give you some tips on what so see and do and where to go shopping for the most special gifts. Some shopping areas:

  • Centrum with traffic free shopping street and several malls (Saga, MVG , Utopia,…)
  • IKEA area with Avion Shoping Centre
  • Strömpilen shopping area
  • ….

If you want to do something during the evening, why not go to a Christmas Concert. Take a look at the calender of the Tourist office for some suggestions:


Swedish Julmarknad

Combine your shopping trip with a visit to one of many Christmas Markets in Umeå and neigbouring villages. Here you can find arts, crafts, cookies and cakes and much more. Here is a list for the 2016 Christmas Markets :

Umeå European Film Festival


UEFF is a recurring favorite in Umeå. Every year the festival treats us to lovely movies which are an answer to the blockbusters from the USA.  The program for 2016 is announced on Thursday November 3rd.

But the most fun event of the Festival is already known: Sing-along with Grease. The classical musical with Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. Tickets are already out for sale.

And don’t forget that he Fesitavl cannot hapen without the hel of volunteers. So if you want to help out, contact UEFF.

A guest shares their travel stories

Enjoy reading some of our guests’ experiences while travelling Scandinavia

Travels With Pete & Ruth

Darcia and Stefan were our hosts at the B&B.  BreakfastPlanningHe is  from Umeå, she

from Belgium where they lived and worked for 9 years before deciding to move back to a quieter life in Umeå.

Prior to our arrival in Umeå we  discovered that we would be very close to the area from which  Jamie’s ancestors  immigrated to Wyoming.  That area of Sweden is known as the High Coast or in Swedish, Höga Kusten.

We decided to spend a second night with them and make a circular drive of the area that would bring us back along the  Höga Kusten.  We drove inland, SinglelanerRoad from Umeå

up river valleys and over wooded mountains.

When deforestation is talked about in the news, it certainly can’t include Sweden or Finland.  There are so many trees and they grow so fast, we think it would be impossible to deforest these areas.  We saw truck after truck


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Umeå Hotels most expensive in Sweden

Every couple of months Trivago posts statistics about the average hotel room prices. In the most recent publication, as reported in the local newspaper Västerbottens Kuriren, Umeå was in the top 10 of the most expensive towns in Sweden, with an average of SEK 1361 per night.

So if you are looking for a price worthy place to stay while visiting Umeå, then you are lucky to have stumbled upon our website for B&B Umeå. Stay with us and join the other guests who are happy to have found our place.


Lodging in Umeå

Umeå will be Cultural Capital of Europe 2014. Many visitors are expected so new hotels are being built and existing hotels are expanding their capacity.

Lodging in Umeå

Lodging in Umeå

Apart from the hotels from well-known chains, some smaller hotels have also opened their doors. Some private initiatives have also popped up, mainly as Bed and Breakfasts or private room rentals. There is a wide variety of Bed and Breakfasts in Umeå and its surroundings, small scale initiatives and professional B&B’s.

If you are looking for a new place to stay when in Umeå, get in touch with us. Our location is not as central, but we have excellent bus communications. The response shows that there is a need for alternatives to standard lodging such as hotels or cottages. We want to offer such an alternative and hope that our guests will return to our accommodation Bed and Breakfast Umeå.