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.

Konstverket Listen på Rådhustorget

Strategic work

Visit Umeå works purposefully to create a more sustainable tourism industry. Umeå has joined the EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations Program – a global network of destinations that strive to achieve world-leading sustainability results. By joining Earth Check, we get the best support, latest methodology, and expertise to advance our sustainability mission.We will drive development forward, develop new and long-term work processes and become the best destination we can.

In collaboration with Region Västerbotten Tourism, we offer companies in the Umeå region to work according to a method called Västerbotten Experience. It is an initiative for sustainable tourism in Västerbotten that has been going on since 2015 and is an initiative from Region Västerbotten Tourism.

Read more about Umeå's sustainability work
Read more about sustainability reviews within Västerbotten Experience
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 at SRF Västerbotten, [email protected].


Inspiration for visitors

Nature, cycling, hiking and walking. Locally produced food and exciting adventures. There are many ways to discover our destination, sustainably. Down below are a couple of examples.