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Umea was awarded the title of Capital of European Culture in 2014, and for good reason. A large portion of the population is made up of students at Umea University, the largest institute in Sweden. The youth in the city has certainly had an impact on the city making it a unique attraction for people from around the word. Below, you can find all the Umea ferry timetables, journey times as well as our best prices.
Vaasa to Umea / Umea to Vaasa1 crossings daily4 hr 15 minGet Price
Ferries to and from Umea
Wasaline ferries have comfortable seating, bars, cafés and everything you need to make your ferry journey relaxing and pleasant. You can enjoy a quick drink or snack in one of the onboard restaurants.
Umea is known as the "Town of Silver Birches" and is located at the mouth of the Ume river. After the Great Fire of Umea in 1888, the entire city was rebuilt and thousands of birch trees were planted lining the streets.
The Bildmuseet museum is one of the main attractions in Umea. Exhibiting contemporary art from Sweden and around the world, you can experience paintings, sculptures, graffiti, design and architecture with around 15 unique exhibitions each year. The museum is open throughout the year and entry is free of charge.
At Älgens Hus you will get a once in a lifetime experience by getting right up close to an elk. Umea is home to Europe's first elk farm, where you can touch tame elks - something you would struggle to do anywhere else.
Getting to Umea port
You can reach Umeå from Sundsvall, Skelleftea and Lulea taking the route E4. The Umeå ferry port is in Holmsund, 20 km from Umeå city centre. Follow route E12 from Umeå towards the coast which leads to the terminal.
The railway network in northern Sweden has improved radically in recent years. Umeå train station has good connections and is just a 10 minute walk from the city centre, where you can find taxi services to the port.
There is a bus transfer from Umeå city centre to the port which departs 90 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time for the ferry. Reservations must be made in advance for bus transfers.
Umea Ferry Port, 913 32 Holmsund, Sweden