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Sweden's best lay-by is in Västerbotten

Vojmån bästa rastplatsen

Sweden's best lay-by is in Västerbotten - according to a survey conducted by Swedish vehicle-owners association Motormännen.

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Markets and Festivals you Don't Want to Miss this Summer


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. 

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Snowcross World Championships in Skellefteå

Skoter-VM i Skellefteå

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.

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Five cultural treasures in the County of Västerbotten

Gammlia area, Nordanå, Fatmomakke, Gammplatsen and Olofsfors bruk

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Skellefteå takes off for London


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.

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Västerbotten hones hosting

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 2014.
"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.  

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Umeå – a city in vogue

gastronomin, liten

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. 

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Don’t miss the folk festivals!

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.

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Västerbotten's Best Hiking


Do you enjoy hiking? Then Västerbotten is the place for you. The beautiful and dramatic landscape leaves no one unmoved.

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Blue and yellow Ski Cross racers choose Hemavan Tärnaby

Skicrosslandslaget väljer Hemavan Tärnaby

The Swedish national Ski Cross team chooses Hemavan Tärnaby for all of its training activities.


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Gilt Edged Sites Worth Seeing

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 online.
 "We want to make the counties cultural heritage more accessible," explains Urban Gelfgren, the museums tourism curator.

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