An Afternoon at the Arts Campus
Umeå boasts the world’s highest ranking design school, but the area of the Arts Campus offers a lot more. Start the afternoon with a tour at Bildmuseet – the Museum of Contemporary Art. While you’re there make sure to visit the gift shop which offers a unique selection of books, gadgets and memorabilia from local artists and writers.
Pick up a take-away coffee from the adjacent café and enjoy a walk along the Ume River and make sure to take the obligatory selfie by the art installation “Klädnypan” (Clothes pin).
When you’ve had enough of roaming the riverside, return to the Art Campus and find a table at Tonka Strandgatan – another of Umeå’s acclaimed restaurant spots. They’ll take you on a five-course-journey through Västerbotten’s rivers, mountains and fields as evening settles over the Ume River.
Cocktails at the City Center
In Umeå we go crazy for cocktails. The city has bred some of the world’s top bartenders, and local cocktail culture offers everything from old-school classics to experimental surprises. Start this round with a drink at Tonka Strandgatans “back pocket” RUS and then make your way to Facit Bar – a spectacular cocktail bar entirely focused on local produce. From here there’s a short walk to classic cocktail bar Juliette, from where you have instant access to…
At nightclub Rex, housing cocktail bar Juliet and the bar “Rådhuskällaren”, you’ll find a huge dancefloor, magnificent surroundings and dj’s playing on three floors. As if that wasn’t enough, you’re not far from the nightclub Cinco on Renmarkstorget, offering one of the city’s hottest dancefloors. Or why not visit the huge new O’Learys nightclub at Vasaplan – freshly upgraded with the best of the best when it comes to sound and light shows.