Trip Reports & Photos Archive

A visit to the Västerbottens Museum in Umeå, Sweden

After breakfast at the Stora Hotellet in Umeå, we set off on our second full day exploring the Vasterbotten region. Our first stop was the Västerbottens Museum, which is located in the outskirts of Umeå. The Västerbottens Museum covers the cultural history of Västerbotten. While there are also indoor exhibits, during the summer months, much […]

Stora Hotellet Umeå, Sweden review

On the second night of our tour around the Vasterbotten region, we stayed in central Umeå at the historic Stora Hotellet. The Stora Hotellet was built in 1895, but has recently been refurbished as a unique boutique hotel to coincide with the city being named European Capital of Culture 2014. The hotel has a nautical […]

A photo walk & museum visits in Umeå, Sweden

Upon our arrival in Umeå, we walked around for a little bit, visiting the Visitor’s Center first, then heading to nearby Rost for lunch. After lunch, Tinna from Visit Umeå led us on photo walk around the city, showing us many of Umeå’s sights while telling us about the city’s history. Umeå is the cultural center of the […]

The best restaurants in Umeå, Sweden

Despite it’s relatively small size, Umeå, Sweden has a rich cultural scene, including several great restaurants. I had the opportunity to visit some of them on my trip to the city. Here are some of my favorite spots. Rost Rost is a nice modern restaurant that specializes in vegetarian dishes made from high-quality ingredients. Their specialties […]

The best craft beer in Umeå, Sweden

Umeå, Sweden is the epicenter of northern Sweden’s cultural scene. With a large student population, several museums, and fine dining, there is also support for a nice little craft beer scene as well. During my visit the city, I had the opportunity to visit some of Umeå’s best craft beer spots. Rex Rex Bar & […]

A food tour of Stockholm, Sweden

During my time in Stockholm, I joined an afternoon-long food tour of the city called “What does Stockholm taste like?” This was another complimentary pre-TBEX activity courtesy of Visit Stockholm. The Nordic experience tour was run by Food Tours Stockholm (TripAdvisor) & covered all aspects of modern Swedish & Scandinavian cuisine. We met at Hotorget outside of […]