Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Luleå

Gammelstad

The Unesco World Heritage–listed Gammelstad, Sweden's largest church town, was the medieval centre of northern Sweden. The 1492-built stone Nederluleå church has a reredos worthy of a cathedral and a wonderfully opu…
Top Choice Historic Site in Skellefteå

Bonnstan

During the Protestant reformation in Sweden in the 16th century, church attendance was demanded of all parishioners, and later in 1861, a regulation ordering it was introduced. Church towns built up to house those w…
Top Choice Museum in Umeå

Västerbottens Museum

The star of the Gammlia museum complex, the engrossing Västerbottens Museum traces the history of the province from prehistoric times to today. Exhibitions include an impressive ski-through-the ages collection starr…
Top Choice Museum in Sundsvall

Stenstan Visitor Centre

This incredibly high-tech multimedia museum shares space with the tourist office at the Stadhus on the central square of Storatorget. Besides showing films of the 1888 fire and its aftermath, it features touch-scree…
Top Choice Museum in Hudiksvall

Hälsinglands Museum

The Hälsinglands Museum covers local history, culture and art, including a recreated cottage interior with traditional painted furniture and costumes from the region. Highlights are the eerily illuminated medieval c…
Top Choice Swedish in Umeå

Koksbaren

One of the best spots to dine in town, light-filled, contemporary Koksbaren puts sophisticated spins on quality produce, much of it regional. Expect anything from a Nordic take on the fish taco (toasted flatbread fi…
Top Choice Fusion in Gävle

Matildas

The menu at this small, stylish bistro is short, sweet and seasonal, with a real depth of flavour to the dishes, wonderful attention to presentation and a relaxed ambience. Feast on lobster tacos, oysters paired wit…
Top Choice Seafood in Hudiksvall

Lörruden

Lörruden's restaurant sits amid red fishing cottages right by the water and has a devoted following of Sundsvall customers due to the chefs' passion for locally sourced ingredients. Dishes such as the hearty fish st…
Top Choice Seafood in Umeå

Två Fiskare

This white-tiled place takes Nordic fish very seriously indeed. Not only does it sell it fresh, it also prepares a handful of exquisite seafood and fish dishes daily for those in the know. From smoked shrimp to crab…
Top Choice Museum in Umeå

Guitars – The Museum

If you're into the six-string, then this result of two brothers' lifelong hobby, a huge collection of vintage guitars, is for you. Want to see a 1959 Les Paul Standard, identical to the one on which Keith Richards p…