Cosy Christmas outings
Take a winter stroll along Hälsans stig
Put on your thermo pants and take a winter stroll along the Umeälven river. Hälsans stig (i.e. Path of Health) runs in varied settings and extends over to the island Ön, among other places. Make a stop at the cosy café Eljest for a cup of hot chocolate and a saffron cake as you pass by, and then continue towards the city centre along Strandpromenaden, the path by the riverfront. Why not finish with a take-away bag from one of the restaurants in the centre of the city?
Make your own version of Formstråket
Formstråket is the name of an event which is a collaboration among companies around Nordmaling. Several times a year, they coordinate their opening hours, so that you can make an excursion and visit all the companies on one single day. Now the companies are encouraging visitors to make their own version of Formstråket, spread out over the Christmas weeks. Botanize among local design and beautiful art, have lunch at a farm shop and finish by buying some good bread from a farm bakery. A day along Formstråket is a nice activity that has become highly popular in the region. All information can be found here.
Visit a farm shop
Take the family on an excursion to a cosy farm shop. Gamla salteriet outside Obbola will in December organize a Christmas market on a smaller scale. There will be julmust (i.e. traditional Swedish Christmas soda) and mulled wine, textiles, woodwork, home baked goodies, posters, trays, mushrooms and more for sale outdoors.
Find the Christmas gifts at Kulturmejeriet
Visit Kulturmejeriet in Röbäck (Skravelsjövägen 2) and fill the Christmas gift bag with locally produced handicrafts. Ceramics, textiles and steel by the house's own artisans are for sale in a cosy, airy and corona-adapted shop. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm until December 20. Röbäck Glas & Lera is also found in Kulturmejeriet. Here, an icon exhibition is currently on display.