Meetings in the Umeå Region. There are many possibilities for a social program in conjunction with a conference. Suggestions and information on tours, study visits and activities for a successful meeting.

1) Spa

The IKSU Spa is located in scenic surroundings at Umedalen in Umeå. Here there are opportunities for both group and individual training, as well as personal training. Of course, the spa also offers swimming pool, saunas, hot tubs and various treatments. For example, why not try light therapy, enjoy the warmth of the solar simulator or the massage and rehab treatments that are available in connection with the café?

2) Technical visits

North Sweden Cleantech arranges technical and business visits, tailored to the needs of the following 12 areas: Air quality, Bioeconomy, Circular economy, Sustainable construction, Clean energy, Forestry, Investments and startups, Life science, Transportation, Urban planning, Waste and Clean water.

3) Guided tours

There are several opportunities for guided tours in Umeå; - by bus, on foot or by bicycle. Umeå Guide Association offers a large selection of various ready-made tours that can be customized to your wishes. You can also request for certain themes. Learn more about Umeå as the City of Birches, the cultural city and the university city, for example.

4) Museum

Umeå's various museums offer something for everyone. Västerbottens Museum is our county museum where you can learn about the cultural history of Västerbotten as well as Sami traditions. Bildmuseet is one of Sweden's most interesting scenes for international contemporary art. Kvinnohistoriskt museum (i.e. The Museum of Women's History) is the only one of its kind in Sweden and Umedalens Skulpturpark (sculpture park) has one of northern Europe's most important sculpture collections. Finally: Guitars - The Museum with one of the world's largest and best privately-owned collections of guitars.

5) Shopping

The range of shops is large in Umeå, both in the city centre and the commercial areas IKEA/ Avion Shopping and Stora Birk, that are just a short trip away with a local bus. In the city centre there are three malls, an indoor square and a variety of local shops well worth a visit.

6) Organized tours

Customize a tour for your group. Maybe a trip to some farm shops and various food and beverage producers around Umeå would fit? Suggested stops could be:

Hansens Charkuteri – since 2013, the family company in Stöcksjö has created locally produced meat products that have become favourites with Umeå residents.

Bryggverket look behind the scenes in the small brewery in Stöcksjö. Here, unexpected flavors are produced with the best raw materials, curiosity and great passion.

Gamla Salteriet – Among red fishing sheds in the cultural harbour in Byviken, Obbola lies this picturesque fish shop which offers freshly caught and local fish, traditional food crafts, shop, restaurant and a small museum right next to the sea.