Useful information during your stay - Getting around
Arrival by plane
Umeå airport is conveniently situated 3 kilometres from the city centre, when arriving, the 100 % electric airport bus will take you to the city centre and your hotels in about 8 minutes for merely 75 Swedish crowns. The average price for a taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is around 250 Swedish crowns.
Arrival by train
Train connections to Umeå are good much thanks to the Bothnia Line. From Stockholm Central Station it takes 6 hours and 18 minutes all the way to Umeå Central Station, located in central Umeå, with walking distance to the hotels chosen for Gourmand Awards and Hallbars Awards.
Fast, smooth and sustainable
Travels by train are both energy effective and low emissions. SJ buys 100% renewable electricity from water and wind to power their trains, and all of SJs services are marked with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservations’ (SSNC) eco-label Good Environmental Choice since 1994. To Umeå you can travel with different train operators, SJ and Norrtåg, which makes Umeå an important hub and an easy destination to reach regardless if you are travelling from the North or the South.
Travelling within Umeå
The hotels chosen for Gourmand Awards and Hallbars Awards are all located 5 to 10 minutes walking distance of Umeå Folkets Hus, the Congress Hall where most of the events will take place.
Map of the city centre
Map of surrounding area (coming soon)
Sweden is in the forefront in the race towards a cashless society. Therefore, if you want to travel with the local bus service Ultra in Umeå, they recommend payment by card or by using the app “Ultra vill mer”. Note that you will not be able to pay with cash on the bus!
Useful information during your stay - Other tips
Make reservations early
Another major event is taking place in the city of Umeå the same weekend as Umeå Food Symposium and it is called Brännbollsyran. This event may affect hotel- and restaurant reservations and public transportation during the weekend. Be sure to make your reservations early to not miss out on anything you want to do.
Even though the sun is out most of the hours of the day during the summer in Umeå, it can still get pretty chilly. Make sure to bring extra clothes so you can enjoy our city and the event without getting the shivers!