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Sustainable Umeå

Umeå is a progressive city where a sustainability focus is a natural part of the everyday lives of many of our residents. Visit Umeå is keen to highlight enterprises that put a little extra effort into these issues, thereby also making it easier for visitors to make informed choices. The work involved in this has begun and we here present examples of local businesses that can be used with an extra clear conscience!

Stay
If you would like a sustainable stay, Umeå offers serveral options. Scandic Umeå Plaza and Scandic Umeå Syd are Swan eco-labeled.Profil Hotel Aveny, Elite Hotel Mimer Umeå, Best Western Hotel Botnia and First Camp in Nydala all have Green Key environment certification. Hotel Björken and Clarion Collection Hotel Uman is ISO 14001 certified.The hotels U&Me and Stora Hotellet are part of the Blå Huset Group,which has a well-developed sustainability work, and with strong ambition, development is always moving in the right direction. If you would like a glorious excursion outside the city, we can recommend Stora Fjäderägg, STF Vandrarhem (youth hostel) on the island of Holmön. This too has Green Key certification.
Eat
It is no secret that Umeå has a vibrant restaurant scene. Several businesses have their own environmental policies, as for example Gotthards Krog, which is almost self-sufficent in vegetables from the very own vegetable cultivation by Umeälven.However, if you would like to try environmentally certified restaurants, visit Vezzo, which has KRAV-label certification, or Restaurang TC, which is Swan eco-labelled. Both are on Vasaplan. As also is the KRAV certified Gamla Bibliotekscaféet. Another sustainable lunch alternative is Kummin Restaurang & Catering wich is located at Signalvägen 3 in Nolia Sports and Exhibition Center. The business has been certified by KRAV for several years and here the lunch buffé is made with love. requires catering, Kummin is an excellent option. 
 
To do
Countryside is always on the doorstep in our region. There is, of course, something special about dancing to nature´s tune! Granö Beckasin works to the key concepts of quality and care for nature. This is mirrored in all the company´s operations and activities. Try a delightful raft ride on the Umeälven river. There are no motors. Your only accompaniment is bird song and the swash of wawes. The activity has Nature´s Best certification. In the winter, try instead a dog sled tour with Aurora Borealis Adventures, which also adheres to the criteria stated by Nature´s Best.
 
Travel
Three airlines use Umeå Aiprot for services from and to the rest of Sweden. BRA was the first domestic company to achieve ISO 14001 certification. SAS and Norwegian also work actively with sustainability issues. Getting a train to Umeå is fuss-free. Book your ticket via SJ or directly from Norrtåg. From Vasa in Finland, a Wasaline ferry crosses the Kvarken (part of the Gulf of Botnia) in just four and a half hour. One in Umeå travelling sustainably is easy on our electric buses or using one of the city´s taxai companies such as Umeå Taxi.
 
Environmental recognitions mentioned on this page...
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel
Green Key
ISO14001
KRAV
Nature´s Best

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