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Västerbotten
Umeå
Umeå the largest city in northern Sweden
and the capital of Västerbotten County.
The city is located on the Ume River.

Long warm summer nights when the
sun shines almost 24 hours a day to
the Nordic winters when the famous
northern lights shimmer in the skies.

Umeå is European Capital of Culture.
December - Traditional Christmas fair at Västerbottens museum
July - Fotbolsfestival

Umeå University has 36000 students
(more than 1000 doctoral students)
and around 2100 teachers/researchers.

Skellefteå
Skellefteå is a city Västerbotten County
Mining being a large industry, especially for gold
hence the nickname "Gold Town".
The city is a well-known ice hockey town,
with the biggest team Skellefteå AIK
playing in the Swedish top division, the SHL.

Västerbotten cheese
Västerbotten cheese can only be made at Burträsk dairy.
July - Trästockfestivalen


Västerbotten is known for its fantastic hiking trails
Hemavan - Tärnaby.
Many people come to hike in the mountains along part of the
world famous- and 450 km long - Kungsleden and  the 9 km
long Drottningleden between Hemavan and Laisaliden.
July - Market and fishing
December to May Skiing
Many of Västerbotten's ski resorts also offer
snowmobile rentals or guided tours.


Lycksele

July - Motor Week in Lycksele with 800-900 cars.
November-December - Meet Santa in Christmas Zoo
and experience our Nordic animals at close range.

Åsele
July - Åsele Market is a summer classic with
150 000 visitors and 1200 market stalls.

 
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
 
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