First time in Umeå? Maybe your first rally? Do not worry! Here we have compiled a list of useful tips to make your experience as good as possible.

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Good to know before your rally visit

We want your rally visit to be an experience. The event is held outdoors and it can be very stationary. We have compiled a list of tips so that you do not forget anything in the planning.


Cash/Cash Only on the routes
On Rally Sweden's stages in the forest outside Umeå, the means of payment will be cash only and therefore it is important to prepare. Try to withdraw cash so that there is enough before the folk festival starts so you don't get stuck in an ATM queue or similar. Also make sure that you can store this cash in a safe way. For example, do not leave cash in the car if you have taken it to one of the car parks designated by the rally.

At the Rally areas inside Umeå, you will be able to pay with card or Swish.

At Forex Bank (Renmarkstorget 7) you can exchange currencies.

Find ATMs in Umeå

Avoid accidents - Learn about safety during Rally Sweden
Motor of Sweden has together with the police and Rally Sweden produced an information video regarding safety. Here they talk about traffic, snowmobiling and public safety at the stages. Watch the video to get fully prepared for the rally so you avoid accidents, for as safe a rally experience as possible.

See the video here -  information in Swedish.

Important information from the police ahead of Rally Sweden
Tips for visitors and the general public (information in Swedish).

Bags are prohibited & body search is mandatory at the Red Barn Arena
More information

The rally is held in the middle of winter and you should dress accordingly. Put on your warmest clothes, gloves, scarf, hat and bring an extra pair of socks.

Hot drinks and snacks
A hot beverage such as coffee, tea or hot chocolate can really help you stay warm and enjoy the event. Also, you never know when you might need a snack for a little extra energy.

Get around
Regardless of whether you are a resident of Umeå or if you are visiting Umeå for the first time, it is important to know how to get around. There are many buses traveling to different areas of the rally, starting from Vasaplan near Rådhustorget. If you are going to take a car, it is important to be on time to find parking so you do not miss precious rally viewing time. Do not forget that it is excellent to get around Umeå by bike all year round, from the center it takes no more than five minutes to the arena area and Röda ladan by bike.

In order to reduce traffic in the city and make it easier for those of you who want to get around during Rally Sweden, extra buses have been deployed during the rally days. Buses to stages outside Umeå must be booked in advance.

With the rally ticket you have certain benefits. You travel for free (on the day the ticket is valid for) on all local (Ultra) buses, the airport bus and the extra city buses during the 15-18 of February. Free bus rides are valid on the day(s) that your rally ticket is valid. Children under the age of 15 travel for free with an adult with a valid rally ticket/festival pass.

City bus between Vasaplan/Umeå centrum (Stop L) and Red Barn Arena. Timetable can be found here!

General information about bus services.

Buses to the stages outside Umeå must be booked in advance.
Book with Umeå Buss.

Rally Sweden organizes free parking adjacent to the areas, but these places are of course limited so be in good time so you do not miss anything.
Parking in Umeå city in general, you can find information about at UPAB or Aimo park. (This parking is not free of charge).

General FAQ regarding parking and transport in Umeå

Entrance Red Barn Arena
No bags are allowed in the arena area and all visitors will be searched at the entrance, so please arrive in good time to the arena area. 

A place to rest
You will probably stand and walk around a lot during the rally, but do not forget to rest. Bring a folding chair or seat pad if you do not have access to a seat at Röda Ladan.

Take care of your ears
Not everyone loves rumbling engines, so sometimes our ears need a little extra help to avoid getting injured. Bring earplugs or something similar for safety's sake and enjoy the sounds in a safe way!

FAQ - Rally Sweden

Questions and answers regarding Rally Sweden.