Located at the eastern mouth of the Ume River, Holmsund is a community which, together with Obbola on the western side of the river, forms the Holmsund-Obbola district of Umeå Municipality.
Holmsund and Obbola Holmsunds districts, which later became Holmsund Municipality, were formed in 1947.
Holmsund Municipality merged with Umeå Municipality in 1974.
This area has a number of interesting sites. You will find artwork from the Seven Rivers Art Road, walking paths, Storsjöhallen’s adventure pool, a sawmill museum, a restaurant, Umeå Golf Club, Västerbacken with historic worker houses and more.
The 1,381-metre-long Obbolabron bridge, built in 1989, connects Holmsund, Holmen and Obbola.
Holmsund includes Lövön, with Lövöbacken, Djupvik, Sandvik, Södra Eriksdal and Holmsund itself.