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Umeå’s year as a European Capital of Culture involves the entire region


Along with Riga in Latvia, Umeå is being celebrated as a European Capital of Culture in 2014. You surely haven't missed that news? Nor should you...

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Västerbotten hones hosting

VästerbottensTurism wants to hone the art of hosting and is therefore focusing heavily on inspiration-oriented lectures about hosting prior to Umea's year as a European Capital of Culture in 2014.
"We want everyone whose work involves...

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Winter swimming course – a chilly but invigorating challenge


Do you want to get revenge on the detractors who called you a landlubber in the summer when you didn't want to go swimming in the river, or do you...

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Who is best in Kobåset?

Kobåset - en tuff utmaning

Kobåset in Hemavan Tärnaby is known as one of Sweden's most challenging backcountry skiing areas and has been used as the location...

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Dunger with reindeer ride to start Umeå’s year as a European Capital of Culture

The kick-off for Umeå2014, with artist Nicolai Dunger and his friends, will be a reindeer ride from the mountains to the sea, starting in Ammarnäs.

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Unique guitar museum rocks

gitarrrmuseet, liten

As a European Capital of Culture in 2014, Umeå offers visitors an almost endless array of activities during the year. One of the...

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Snowcross World Championships in Skellefteå

Skoter-VM i Skellefteå

The Snowcross World Championships will start at 9 am on Saturday the 8th of March at Vitberget, just a stone's throw...

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Snowmobile adventure from the mountains to the coast


Winter is upon us. Do you dream of speeding along over a sparkling white snowy landscape on a snowmobile? Then Västerbotten is...

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Umeå – a city in vogue

gastronomin, liten

A bit scary, cold and a perfect destination for gourmets. The Lonely Planet tourist guide gives its view of northern Sweden,...

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