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. Hike the entire trail or just parts of it.

Kammen Isälvleden

Kammen, Isälvsleden. Photo Petter Lämås


Follow the traces of the inland ice. The Isälvsleden trail passes several nature reserves and runs long distances up on the ridge Vindelälvsåsen - one of Sweden’s longest pebbles. At Lerfallet there is a miniature landscape with active sludge volcanoes and the small lake Missutjärn is surrounded by a fairy tale-like, old pine forest.

Don't miss: The Valfrid Paulsson Reserve, the view from the ridge Kammen above Hjuken, the rowing trip across the Djupsundet. 

Quick guide
Distance: 60 km
Route: Vindeln – Åmsele.
Difficulty: Fits everyone. The trail follows old roads, paths and small roads in a beautiful and easy-going terrain.
Challenge: find the rare orchid Jungfru Marie Nycklar
Overnight stay: overnight cabin at Missutjärn, tent.
More information about Isälvsleden

Drakryggen, Lögdeälvens vildmarksled

Drakryggen, Lögdeälvsleden. Photo STP Media AB

Lögdeälvens vildmarksled

The trail, which is called both Lögdeälvsleden and Lögdeälvens vildmarksled (i.e. The Wilderness trail of river Lögdeälven), is also part of the historic Tempelleden (i.e.Temple Trail), which connects the coast with southern Lapland. It is well suited for both short and long trips in an almost fantasy-like landscape with ravines, meander arches and terraces.

Don't miss: Himlastegen (i.e Stairway to Heaven), Drakryggen (i.e. the Dragon’s Back), which is the most powerful of the ridges along the river, fishing for salmon and sea trout.

Quick Guide
Distance: 85 km
Route: Ormaggan – Nordmaling
Difficulty: varying.
Challenge: Spotting an otter. Yes, there is a chance!
Overnight stay: Several overnight cabins along the trail, tent.
More information about the Lögdeälvsleden trail
Here you will find the Drakryggen ridge


Utsikt från Tavelsjöberget

View over lake Tavelsjön. Photo Philip Avesand


Perfect route for those who want to hike, starting in Umeå city centre. There are plenty of caves and mountain tops with magnificent views. Don't forget to look for the mythical lake monster Tavelsjöodjuret when you have a good view of Lake Tavelsjö below! If you like climbing Vallberget is the mountain to hit. The Tavelsjöleden trail links with the Vännforsleden trail as well as the Vindelälvsleden trail. 

Don't miss: Hamptjärnsstugan, coffee and pizza at Root/Sundlingska gården, the caves and the view from mountain Tavelsjöberget, TioTopparTavelsjö/Ten peaks of Tavelsjö

Quick guide
Distance: 42 km, when starting in Umeå city centre (by the river near Väven cultural centre), 39 km when starting from Regementet, the Regiment.
Route: Umeå – Västra Vännfors.
Difficulty: varying. The stretch from downtown Umeå is very easy and partly runs along the boardwalk and bike paths.
Challenge: Climb Vallberget and find the cave Vallbergsgrottan.
Overnight stay: tent, Torrbergstugan (pre-booked).
More information about Tavelsjöleden

Vandring i Umeåregionen

Hike along Öreälvsleden. Photo Philip Avesand


This trail is reached from roads along the entire route, making it ideal for families with children or those who want to go for a shorter hike. Experience the magnificent forest river landscape around the Öreälven river, with high riverbanks and deep ravines. Take a swim, fish and scout for beaver and moose. You can also combine the hike with paddling from Bjurholm to Petnäset or Agnäs and then hike back.

Don't miss: the suspension bridge at Lagnäset, the sandy beach at Petnäset, the meadows at Hummelholm, the Tallberg bridges.

Quick guide
Distance: about 100 km
Route: Örträsk – Öre
Difficulty: Suits everyone. Please note that periods of persistent rain can affect accessibility.
Challenge: Make a detour in Agnäs and hike the Klangvägen up to the top of Rågberget.
Overnight stay: Several overnight cabins along the trail, tent.
More information about Öreälvsleden

VandringVandring i skog. Foto Philip Avesand

Flottarstigen och Fiskestigen

På den gamla Flottarstigen och fiskestigen längs med Rickleån vandrar du i historisk miljö. Här har både flottare och fiskare befunnit sig sedan århundraden. Flottarstigen löper från byn Överklinten till Robertsfors centralort där Fiskestigen tar dig vidare till Rickleåns mynning ut i havet. Leden tar slut i Klubbens naturreservat. Du har stor chans att se bäver i området.

Missa inte: Vid Åströmsforsens naturreservat längs med leden kan man bland annat kan hitta blomman gul svärdslilja. En annan naturskön plats är Åknät, med riklig förekomst av liljekonvaljer.

Längd: 31.1 km (Flottarstigen 13km och Fiskestigen 18,1km)
Sträckning: Överklinten - Naturreservatet Klubben.
Svårighetsgrad: Passar alla. Lederna erbjuder lätt vandring utan större höjdskillnader i natursköna områden. Några platser har handikappanpassats och går att nå med rullstol och har HWC.  
Övernattning: Efter stigen finns ett antal fina rastplatser med vindskydd, grillplatser, bänkbord och torrtoaletter. 
Mer information om Flottarstigen och Fiskestigen


The promenade along the Umeälven river. Photo Philip Avesand

Tips on urban hiking

Looking to hike but don't want to go that far, or are you just curious to discover new surroundings? Here you will find our best tips on easily accessible trails around Umeå which are suitable for both walks and bike rides.

Strandpromenaden (the promenade along the Umeälven river) is the right place for those who want to discover the surroundings around Umeå city centre. The city's most popular walking trail right now is probably to walk west from the centre and then cross the river over the bridge Lundabron. Then continue via the Bölesholmarna islands and Teg and take the old bridge Gamla bron back to the city centre, a total of about 4 km. More information

Ume Älvdal (the Umeå river valley) is a trail along the river Umeälven. Enjoy rushing water, lush forests, marvellous views and plenty of sights with history, art and culture by bicycle, on foot or by car. About 30 km in total, if you choose the western loop, cross the river by the Notvarpsbron suspension bridge (note: no car!), and taie the opposite side of the river back to Umeå city centre. More information