Sweden's best lay-by is in Västerbotten - according to a survey conducted by Swedish vehicle-owners association Motormännen.
Västerbotten is packed with events during the summer. There's also no shortage of big local festivals. Åsele Market, Umeå Football Festival, The Folk Festival on Holmön and The Trästock Festival in Skellefteå are some of the largest.
The Snowcross World Championships will start at 9 am on Saturday the 8th of March at Vitberget, just a stone's throw from central Skellefteå. For the first time ever the championships, which are being decided on International Women's Day, will also feature a women's class with World Cup status.
Gammlia area, Nordanå, Fatmomakke, Gammplatsen and Olofsfors bruk
Ryanair began operating flights between Skellefteå and London in spring 2014. Skellefteå was the only destination in Scandinavia to been given one of the new routes from London-Stansted.
VästerbottensTurism wants to hone the art of hosting and is
therefore focusing heavily on inspiration-oriented lectures about
hosting prior to Umea's year as a European Capital of Culture in
"We want everyone whose work involves meeting other people to mediate a good form of hosting", says Annika Sandström, Project Manager at Västerbottens Turism/Region Västerbotten.
A bit scary, cold and a perfect destination for gourmets. The Lonely Planet tourist guide gives its view of northern Sweden, with special focus on Umeå.
Västerbotten in summer has lots of different events to offer. And plenty of major folk festivals! Åsele market, the Umeå football festival, the Holmön Song Festival and trästockfestivalen in Skellefteå are some of the biggest.
Do you enjoy hiking? Then Västerbotten is the place for you. The beautiful and dramatic landscape leaves no one unmoved.
The Swedish national Ski Cross team chooses Hemavan Tärnaby for all of its training activities.
Having trouble choosing among all the exciting destinations?
Then Västerbotten Museum's initiative "Worth Seeing in
Västerbotten" may be of help. It's available as a brochure and
"We want to make the counties cultural heritage more accessible," explains Urban Gelfgren, the museums tourism curator.