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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.
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.
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.
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. You who have a rally ticket also ride FREE on all buses WITHIN UMEÅ (Citybussar, Ultra and the Airport bus). Buses to stages outside Umeå must be booked in advance.
Information about transport during Rally Sweden
Information about buses during Rally Sweden on Tabussen's website
Information about buses to the stages
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 parkning and transport in Umeå
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!