Gold of Lapland
The Gold of Lapland spans northern Västerbotten from coastal Skellefteå and Robertsfors, across Norsjö, Lycksele and Malå and all the way to the Ammarnäs mountains in Sorsele. We have a broad range of unique activities and experiences, an industrial history that has formed much of our community, the famous Västerbotten cheese and the fauna and flora that characterise our area.
Bjurholm, Nordmaling, Robertsfors, Umeå, Vindeln and Vännäs go to form the Umeå region. Together, these municipalities have a unique range of things to offer – the pleasures of the city in the form of shopping, restaurants and night life, wilds and incredible adventures just round the corner. Untouched nature, miles and miles of forest, the rolling sea along 800 km of wind- ing coastline, the rush of the rivers, light summer nights and a modern city offering a wide range of cultural activities – and all within an hour's drive.
Skellefteå is a wonderful summer city offering activities and sights to suit all tastes. And when the summer comes, it's time to party here in the city! We have lots of music and fabulous encounters to offer during the City Festival. During the last weekend of August, enjoy the end of the summer with events devoted to food. The Matfesten food festival is Northern Sweden's biggest food event, and it's well worth staying a day extra for it. And we also have beautiful countryside in the form of sun-soaked coastland and wild forests, cultural gems and exciting history, but perhaps most importantly: we have people who are full of love.
In Hemavan Tärnaby, the views are majestic and the opportunities many. If you're looking for some summer peace and quiet, you'll find it here together with mountain adventures that you'll never forget. Fishing, cycling, hiking, picking mushrooms or cloudberries – those golden moments of summer are all close at hand.