Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What do I need to know about The Right of Public Access?

The Right of Public Access gives everyone the freedom to enjoy the Swedish countryside. However, there are a number of things you should keep in mind.
More information.


What kind of hiking are you looking for? Easy-going, exciting, family-friendly or close to the city?

Here you will find tips on our most popular hiking trails.


Where can I find a map of Umeå? 

A selection of our maps and brochures are available on this website. You can read and download them here. 


Looking for information about nature experiences throughout Sweden?

Then Naturkartan (i.e. the Nature Map) is your guide to nature. Here you will find hiking trails, nature reserves, bathing places and exercise trails throughout Sweden. Learn more about Naturkartan


Coronavirus: Information for visitors

Stay at home if you have symptoms, get tested and get vaccinated if you can. Together we can slow down the spread of Covid-19. has compiled information from the authorities about restrictions and regulations.



Gift certificate valid in Umeå city centre – where can I buy it?

Vending machines are available in the MVG and Utopia shopping malls. Here you will find information about where the gift certificate Presentkort Umeå Centrum is valid, how to check your balance, etc.


Where can I buy souvenirs? 

Handelsgården and Hemslöjden are two example of shops in Umeå city cetre where you can buy souvenirs.
More information about local and sustainable shopping in Umeå


Where can I exchange money? 

At Forex in the city centre. The address is Renmarkstorget 7, Umeå.

Where can I find a bathroom in the city centre?

On our map of the central parts of Umeå, public toilets are pinpointed. You can find the map here

Information about toilets with particularly good accessibility can be found in our accessibility guide


Is there free Wifi in Umeå? 

Umeå Energi offers free WiFi in Umeå. Locate the network Umeå WiFi or WiFi Plus, click Go Online, agree to the terms and conditions. Click continue. More information


Charge your electric car along the road

In Västerbotten there are several places where you can easily charge your electric car. More information. 


Are there restaurants that use produce from this part of the country?

See a selecion of restaurants


Where can I wash my clothes if I do not stay in a hotel or hostel?

You can do this at the drycleaners Kem-Man in Umeå, on Fraktvägen 6 G in Västerslätt or Alashi, Nygatan 22, centrally in Umeå. You get access to a washing machine at Norrland YMCA Hostel, Järnvägsallén 20-22, Umeå, Monday to Friday at 07-16.



How do I get in touch with Umeå municipality?

The reception in the City Hall Umeå Municipality. Phone +46 (0)90 16 10 00. More information