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Getting to and from Umeå

Getting to Umeå is easier than you might think. It’s just an hour’s flight away from Sweden’s capital city Stockholm with connecting flights to major cities around the world. Umeå’s own airport is conveniently located a short 10 minute drive from the city centre.

Regular bus and rail links provide easy access to southern Sweden and Europe while the city is located on the E4 highway that runs the length of the country. Additionally, a ferry runs regularly to Vaasa, Finland, across the Gulf of Bothnia. Going west you can enjoy astonishing scenery in Norway - "The Land of the Fjords" - approximately half a day ride away by car.

Umeå City Airport. Photo by: Elin Berge
Students arriving at Umeå Airport. Photo by: Elin Berge

Getting onto the information superhighway is easy too – Umeå has one of the highest levels of connectivity to fast speed broadband anywhere in Europe, so you’re never more than a click away from home.