Reisen durch Zeit und Raum

Überall um uns herum gibt es spannende Hinterlassenschaften unserer Vorfahren. Gewaltige Monumente, geheimnisvolle Bauwerke und andere spektakuläre Sehenswürdigkeiten sind nie weit entfernt. Interessieren Sie sich für fesselnde Orte und Kulturgeschichte? Wir führen Sie in Ihre nächste historische Reise.

Västerbottens Museum

At Västerbotten’s museum in the Gammlia area there is always something discover for both young and old, both indoors and outdoors. The museum is responsible for the Västerbotten County cultural history and consists of a main building and an open-air museum with historical buildings. Take a look around the various exhibitions, visit the popular open-air museum, a Sami camp, or test your creative ability in any of the workshops on-site. The museum has among other things the world’s oldest ski, which is older than Egypt’s pyramids. There is also a café serving home cooked meals and sweets with a touch off the north.

Christmas fair

A nice and traditional Christmas market is arranged before Christmas at Gammlia and Västerbotten Museum. Over 100 salesmen, crafts, locally produced food, bakery and much more. Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in historical environments with friends and family.

Website: Västerbottens Museum

Umedalens Skulpturpark

From the opening in 1994 onwards, 190 eminent Swedish and international artists have exhibited their works in Umedalsparken. For 20 years Balticgruppen – the owner of the compound – has financed the art project ”Umedalen Skulptur”, curated by Galleri Andersson/Sandström. Through the years Balticgruppen has purchased 44 sculptures forming today an impressive permanent collection.

Visiting Umedalens Skulpturpark is completely free and the park is open around the clock all year round. The park is located at Umedalen, roughly 5 kilometers from the city centre and you can rent a bike from the campsite if you don’t want to drive.

Galleri Andersson Sandström offers guided tours of the region’s most visited tourist attraction – Umedalen Skulptur. These have to be pre-booked and you can find the contact details on their website.

Website: Umedalens Skulpturpark

Photo: Visit Umeå

Visit Älgens Hus

Älgens Hus (The Moose’s house) is Europe’s first moose park with tama moose where you as visitor can enter the moose and even clap them. Big and small can be fascinated by the king of the forest in a way that has never been possible, and you will find the adventure only 7 miles from First Camp Nydala-Umeå in a beautifully located town west of Bjurholm.

At Älgens Hus there is also a museum and the guides here will tell you everything that is worth knowing about the king of the forest. When you’re here, you’ll even be able to sit on a big moose in addition to pat the elk. If you visit Älgens Hus, you can also meet the little cute moose calves during the summer.

There is also a restaurant with wildlife theme at the resort. The elk is milked and the milk produces moose cheese which is often included in the restaurant’s menus. Definitely worth a try when you are here.

During the winter there are also these activities in the area:

  • Snowmobile
  • Ice fishing
  • Bath & sauna

In summer you can also try these activities:

  • Paintball
  • Quad bike Safari
  • Fishing boat trips
  • Canoeing
  • Bath & sauna

The wide range of activities all year round makes Älgens Hus a popular tourist attraction for the whole family, regardless of the season.

Website: Älgens Hus

Guitars the museum

Das Gitarren-Museum befindet sich im Zentrum von Umeå und ist die größte private Gitarrensammlung der Welt.

Website: Guitar – The Museum

Foto Roger Degerman

Regular opening hours:



Umeå Bildmuseet


Das Bildmuseum befindet sich im Zentrum von Umeå.

Website: Bildmuseet

Foto Henke Olofsson/ Visit Umeå Content Bank

Regular opening hours

Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Friday: 10:00-21:00

Umeå stad
Umeå stad

Visit Umeå

The bus ride to Umeå City takes only 10 minutes. The main shopping area is right in the heart of the city which also has three shopping malls, MVG, Sagagallerian and Utopia. It is easy to access all the city has to offer. Umeå is a vibrant city and has a rich cultural life including concerts and a wide range of events, restaurants, museums and much more.

Shopping in Umeå

In Umeå there are several nice shopping streets where you will find the most well-known stores but also unique small shops that you only find in Umeå. There are also a few malls, Avion shopping is located on the outskirts of the city with over 80 stores and MVG, Utopia and Sagagallerian malls. You will find everything from fashion, toys, home furnishings, furnishings and more.

Website: Visit Umeå