Umea Archive

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 & […]