Much of Umeå is within walking distance. Indeed, walking is a great way of experiencing the city. Cycling is also popular.
Travelling by bicycle is environment-friendly, healthy and a great way of experiencing your surroundings. Umeå has many cycle paths and you can hire a bicycle. Use the Bicycle map to help you find your way around.
Discovering Umeå as you look out of a bus window is both comfortable and fun. Umeå lokaltrafik – Timetables, maps and prices for local public transport services in the Umeå region. Länstrafiken – Länstrafiken is the public transport authority for local and regional transport services in Västerbotten county. Flygbuss (airport bus) – The airport bus provides connections for the majority of departures to, and arrivals from, Arlanda and Bromma. If you are chartering your own bus to Umeå, the bus parking map provides valuable information.
A car is another comfortable way of getting around Umeå. There are a number of car rentals. To help you with there are maps from Q-park and UPAB. These show the locations of parking zones and multi-storey car parks.
Holmön (all year around) To get to the island of Holmön, take the ferry from Norrfjärden, north of Umeå. The trip takes around 45 minutes and is free. Discover Holmön’s magnificent countryside at your own pace on a bicycle. If you would like an extra special experience, sail aboard Slupen to Stora Fjäderägg. Slupen is a reconstruction of an old trading sloop. It is sailed in the traditional manner.
Norrbyskär is an island a few kilometres off the coast south of Umeå – take the Norrbyskärsfärjan ferry from Norrbyn. Europe’s largest sawmill was once here. Today, Norrbyskär is part of an idyllic archipelago and offers dizzying adventures, peaceful island countryside, fascinating cultural heritage and children’s activities.