Winter holiday in Umeå

March 6-12 2023

Vinter. Händer. Barn

7 days of fun!

Week 10, March 6-12, Umeå's school children are on holiday. That means lots of time for indoor and outdoor activities, Swedish Fika and fun!
Here we have collected our best tips on things to see and do during that week (and other weeks too of course). 


Create your own Winter Holiday program

The companies in the region have come up with many fun activities during the Winter holiday week!
Here we collect tips on current events for easy planning so you don't miss anything.


More activities to make the most of the Winter holiday


Curiosum Sportlov

Sports Break Fun at Curiosum

Enjoy all the exciting films, planetarium shows and activities. Experiment with soap bubbles, program mini-robots, take on Curiosum's Tetrathlon challenge, etc! 

Don't miss out on our special events: March 7-8 The Juice exhibition on ESA's space venture to Jupiter's icy moons;
March 11-12 Pi Lab where you get to explore pi!

When: March 4-12, open daily at 10-17.

Västerbottens museum, hamnstaden

Winter holiday activities at the museum

Check out the activities at Västerbottens museum! Egilhallen and the interactive exhibition Hamnstaden Umeå as well as new creative themes at Skaparverkstaden. There are ski trails in Gammliaskogen, så bring your skis. Afterwards, enjoy a "fika" in the café

When: March 6-10

Granö Beckasin vinteraktivitet

Winter holiday in Granö

Come and experience Norrland during your winter holiday, the package offered by Granö Beckasin includes accommodation and dinners, you choose activities that suit you. On site there are opportunities to be outside, sit at the barbecue area, climb snow piles, skate, try snowshoes, etc.

When: March 1-12


Activities in Umeå city centre

As usual, the popular snow castle is open around the clock at Rådhustorget. At the city library (Stadsbiblioteket), Folkets bio and the mall MVG you can participate in fun activities. At the library you can listen to fairy tales in many different languages, create with clay or enjoy a theatrical performance. At Folkets Bio you can see a movie on two occasions for free and in the MVG mall there will be a tricky holiday hunt.     

When: Current dates on each website

Folkets Bio
MVG Gallerian


Restaurants for families

Combine dining with fun activities! At O´Learys they offer bowling and at Orangeriet you can play boules and shuffleboard and Pinchos is like stepping into a cirkus. 

Stay in jail!

Experience a real prison. Spend the night in a cell, visit the museum and take part in the prison's history!

Boende. Gamla fängelset.