Umeå, a sustainable destination

Nature, people and our cultural heritage are the most important resources we have in the Umeå region. That is why we have chosen to work with sustainability as a tool in all development; whether it concerns meetings and events, transport or the hospitality industry.

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Strategic work

Visit Umeå is a member of GDS-Movement (GDS = Global Destination Sustainability). It is a global network and measurement tool that will inspire and provide opportunities for development, renewal and improvement in the hospitality industry. Together with sustainability reviews of the destination's hospitality companies, the aim is to contribute to the work towards Agenda 2030 and fulfill the UN's seventeen global goals. Of course, the purpose is also to help our hospitality companies and visitors to do the same. 

Read more about Umeå's sustainability work
Read more about sustainability reviews within Västerbotten Experience
Read more about sustainable tourism
Read more about strategies and figures here 

Stationstunneln LevLev, the Station tunnel. A great example of where city planning is combined with equality work. 

Transport and accessibility

Umeå has a very good strategic location in northern Sweden, good train connections, connections to Finland via ferry traffic and Norway via European roads. Here are all the prerequisites for more sustainable travel, to and within Umeå. Within the framework of sustainability, accessibility for everyone is also included. 

Read more about traveling sustainably to Umeå
Read our accessibility guide here

Meetings and events

Visit Umeå are here to help you reach your environmental, social and economic sustainability goals with your meeting or event.

Read more about sustainable meetings
Read more about sustainable events


Events that are visually interpreted

Norrlandsoperan in collaboration with SRF, Umeå Theatre Association and Parasporten offers a selection of performances that are interpreted visually.

Information and ticket booking at SRF Västerbotten, [email protected]


Inspiration for visitors

Nature, cycling, hiking and walking. Eco-labelled accommodation, locally produced food and exciting adventures. There are many ways to discover our destination, sustainably. Down below are a couple of examples, many more can be found on our inspiration page.

Read more on our inspirational page