Our hidden gems
Strandpromenaden, the river walk
Strandpromenaden, the river walk, is a long and narrow stretch of green space between the river and the city. The walk is situated along the river’s northern bank and in the 1950s, people began emphasizing in earnest the importance of preserving the river’s beautiful banks and making them accessible to city residents. It was considered particularly urgent to protect the riverbank upstream, from the old bridge, an area intended to create joy for the city’s residents.
Umeå Energy Centre
Umeå Energy Centre is located in Klabböle, just a few minutes by car west of the city centre. It offers a broad and exciting range of activities with everything from a power station museum in the old power station from 1899 to an adventure park, experiment workshop, and cafe.
Skate and parkour parks
Speed and precision are in full display at Umeå’s skate and parkour parks. If you’re looking for exciting action right in the city centre, look no further than the skate and parkour parks located side-by-side between the bridges in the centre. Here you can try out the basics for the first time, or do a hard-core session as an experienced practicer.
Food and drink by the river
Craving ice cream, a quick snack or a three-course meal? Along the riverbank there are numerous cafes and restaurants offering a broad range options to meet your every taste.
Tuvan nature reserve
See migratory birds and untouched nature at Stora Tuvan, which is a part of the nature reserve in the Ume River delta. Wander along the easily-accessible nature trail or climb up the bird tower to see the migratory birds of spring and autumn.
Umedalen Sculpture Park
Experience culture in the Umedalen Sculpture Park. The multiple award-winning sculpture park lies attractively situated in the Umedalen park and showcases roughly 40 sculptures with a unique variety. The sculpture park is open all-year round and is free to visit.
Holmens lookout point
Holmen is home to both romantic views and dark stories. Holmen, situated between the archipelago communities of Holmsund and Obbola, is a memory of the cholera epidemics, whose victims were buried there. On the lighter side, there is a scenic lookout point with BBQ and picnic areas offering romantic views over the delta as the sun sets.
The riverside path
Loved children have many names. The lengthy path that follows the Ume River can be divided into three main areas: the eastern promenade, the central stretch and the western Häradsvägen.
Arboretum Norr is a forest garden where plants and trees from areas with the same provenience all over the world have been planted since 1981. The Arboretum covers 15 hectares of land and includes more than 1400 exotic woody plants of roughly 250 different species or varieties. Information boards are located throughout the area providing comprehensive information about the different species.
It’s a hidden pleasure for those who don’t want to travel too far. It’s quiet, peaceful, scenic, and one hundred percent car-free.