Umeå was the cultural capital of Europe in 2014. That tells you a lot about the rich culture in Västerbotten in Lapland. You’ll find all kinds of opera, jazz, pop, theatre, art, interesting sights and museums here. And of course, the Sami culture is also well represented.
Culturally, Västerbotten in Lapland gives you what you want. You can enjoy jazz, rock and filmfestivals, or go to crowded city festivals, firts-class opera and theatre performances, and outstanding international contempary art. Västerbotten is also the storytellers´county. Many of the biggest names in Swedish literature come from Västerbotten, including Torgny Lindgren, P.O. Enqvist and Sara Lidman.