Discover Umeå

Umeå is a clean and green city in Northern Europe, where people and businesses respect the beautiful northern landscape and really care about protecting the environment.

The city’s green credentials are underlined by the fact Umeå is known as the "City of Birches". Almost 3000 birch trees were planted along the city’s wide avenues following a devastating fire that destroyed large parts of the city back in 1888.

As one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden, Umeå successfully manages to balance its environmental commitments with its trade and industry ambitions, attracting some of the world’s most creative and enterprising businesses to the region. The city has tremendous IT know-how and IT and communications industries are particularly well established here.

Watch a film presentation of Umeå

Produced by Soja Film and the Umeå Tourist Office

Umeå in the international press

Umeå named as top travel destination in 2014
[New York Times]

Lonely planet names Sweden among top 10 countries to visit, highlighting Umeå

Stieg Larsson, author of the best-selling Millennium series grew up in Umeå
[Visit Umeå]

A chef's tour of Umeå, Sweden: a taste for the surreal
[The Guardian]

2014 Capital of Culture: highlights of Umeå, Sweden
[The Telegraph]