Holmön, known as the sunniest place in Sweden, is a 15km-long offshore island with a boat museum (adult/child Skr20/free;...
This boat museum is on Holmön, a 15km-long offshore island that is known as the sunniest place in Sweden.
At this funky, laid-back coffee shop-chocolaterie, you can sample the latest chocolate decadence, sip fair-trade coffee and browse the...
Part of the Folkets Hus performance hall, across from the Royal Hotel, is this upmarket garden-party restaurant and terrace bar, where...
Lonely Planet review
The centrepiece of this cluster of museums is the excellent Västerbottens Museum , which traces the history of the province from prehistoric times to Umeå today, with well-presented exhibitions including photographs of the Sami and an absolutely enormous skis-through-the ages collection which includes the world’s oldest ski (5200 years old). Next door is Bildmuséet , the riveting modern-art museum, which features temporary exhibitions of thought-provoking works. These are surrounded by the large Friluftsmuséet , an open-air historic village where staff wear period clothes and demonstrate traditional homestead life. Paths, teeming with strolling families, meander past the Fiske och Sjöfartsmuseum , with its nautically themed displays, and the bakery, where you can watch demonstrations on how to make tunnbröd , the thin unleavened bread typical of northern Sweden. Horse-drawn carriage rides are available – a big hit with the little ones! It takes around 20 minutes to walk to Gammlia, or else you can take buses 2 or 7.