Umea ferry port in Sweden connects you with Vaasa in Finland with a choice of up to 9 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Umea to Vaasa crossing is from 4 hours 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Wasaline.
Being a town with a young average age, most are active enough to traverse Umeå on two wheels. For those not so mobile, a reliable bus service is in operation around the town.
Umeå grew into prominence after becoming a hotspot for those seeking the romantic prospect of the Northern Lights, and after visiting, many are tempted into staying a few days longer in the youthful town. After being named the European Capital of Culture in 2014, Umeå has attracted many who long to explore its wealth of fascinating museums and trendy art galleries; Sweden’s second largest art gallery displays vintage and modern pieces, and the town also lays home to Europe’s largest collection of Vintage guitars. If that’s not enough to wet the cultural appetite, museums showcasing the unique history of Umeå are an excellent way to spend an afternoon.
Alongside the abundance of museums, Umeå boasts a thriving university, creating a youthful energy around the picturesque streets and charming coastline. Enticing events are rife around the town, fuelling energy and creativity with each performance and exhibition. After enjoying the art and culture, head to one of the fine restaurants scattered around the town centre – the perfect recipe for an ardent foodie. Vaven is an indoor square decorated in exciting food outlets, Gotthards King being a particular highlight.
Umeå is a town on the northern coast of Sweden, located on the Ume River and is the capital of the Västerbotten County. The port is used as the gateway to Finland, with crossings to Vaasa on the Finnish west coast typically lasting around four hours.
From Sundsvall, Skelleftea and Lulea take route E4 to Umeå. Umeå Ferry port is located in Holmsund, about 20 km from Umeå city centre. Follow route E12 from Umeå towards the coast. The road will lead you to the terminal.
Umeå railway station is 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre. There are good train connections to Umeå from around Sweden. To continue your journey to the port in Holmsund, take a bus or a taxi.
Blå Vägen 4, 91322 Holmsund
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