Umeå Food Symposium

Welcome to Umeå Food Symposium and Gourmand & Hallbars Awards.
May 25 - 28, 2023.


Welcome by Umeå! 

Umeå is a city of progressive front runners. Of people who believe that a positive change is possible. Who think that we can create a better society by working together and helping each other. Of people who have new ideas and courage to test them.  A city of people who welcome dedicated and curious minds such as all of you who will attend Gourmand & Hallbars Award and Umeå Food Symposium.  

11 unexpected things to discover in Umeå

First visit to Umeå? Get to know our northern city and be prepared for all it's quirks with this list.


Welcome to Sápmi

Learn more about the sámi people and sápmi.


The Birch Paradise of the North

There are birches everywhere in Umeå. EVERYWHERE! Not only along the streets but also in art, salads and drinks. Originally they were planted to prevent fires but the city's love for the black and white tree trunks knows no end.