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Umeå, a sustainable destination

The nature, the people and our cultural heritage are the most important assets we have in Umeå region. That is why we have chosen to work with sustainability as a tool in all parts of development, whether it be meetings and events, transports or the hospitality industry as a whole.

Strategic work

Visit Umeå are members in GDS-Movement (GDS = Global Destination Sustainability). It is a global network and measuring tool to inspire and enable development, renewal and improval within the hospitality industry. Alongside with sustainable audits of the destinations' hospitality companies, the purpose is to contribute towards Agenda 2030 and the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Of course, the purpose is also to help our hospitality companies and visitors to do the same.

Read more about Umeås' sustainability work
Read more about sustainable audits
Read more about strategies and numbers

Transport och accessibility

Umeå is strategically located in Northern Sweden, with good train connections, Finland to the East by ferry and Norway to the West by European route. The conditions are perfect for more sustainable travel, to and within Umeå. Included in sustainable transports is also accessibility for all.

Read more about travelling sustainably to Umeå
Read our accessibility guide

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

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

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

Events -  interpreted visually 

Norrlandsoperan in collaboration with SRF, Umeå Teaterförening and Parasporten offers a selection of performances that are interpreted visually. Language Swedish. Information and tickets at SRF Västerbotten, [email protected] 

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