The city that is proud to be different
Join us on our quest for positive change!
An ever-evolving city situated in the heart of northern Sweden – with the famous High Coast to the south and the Arctic Circle to the north. The people of Umeå have always done things a bit differently and refuse to settle for the status quo. With a young, highly educated population, Umeå stands apart as a progressive and gender equal city. We constantly challenge the norm, act for positive change, and never shy away from debate. We know that courage is contagious, come join our quest for positive change!
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Relocating to Sweden?
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Money, Money, Money!
Your guide to the most digital banking system in the world! Swish? BankID? Personal number? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
How to Swede?!
You’ve taken the decision to relocate to the Swedish Arctic. Now what?! Step one. Laugh. Out loud. And become a little more familiar with what it means to be Swedish!
Inspiring the curious and creative
Umeå is a place where the creativity of a vibrant city is surrounded by unspoiled nature in all directions. Our city offers incredible gastronomic experiences and world-renowned cultural institutions and festivals. Abounding in creativity, culture, and state-of-the-art research and academic institutions, Umeå welcomes the curious and creative. We offer a work-life-balance and an unmatched interplay between a dynamic urban environment and boundless nature.
Adventures and experiences
The ultimate city for an active life!By Umeå
For Olivia Fors, it was her childhood summers and winters in Västernorrland that awakened a longing for the north. When it came time to further her education, she felt it was time for a change – and there was no doubt where her inner compass was pointing!READ MORE
The city of constant motion!By Umeå
Movement is a central theme for Erik Modin, raised in Sundsvall. As a motion designer, he is passionate about making images come to life - and when he talks about his new hometown, Umeå, he often returns to the story of a city in constant motion.READ MORE
The business ecosystem of Umeå
Where culture meets dynamic growth.
Umeå is a dynamic business environment for jobseekers. Over 600 companies a year are formed here, ranking top 3 in all of Sweden! The city is also a 3-time finalist in the European Green Capital competition, noted for its sustainable innovation, city planning, and mobility. (And yes, we do have silent electric buses!)
Move to Umeå
Gateway Umeå is a talent attraction and retention initiative financed by the Umeå Municipality Department of Business. Its mission is to help both national and international talent establish themselves and thrive in the Umeå region. To do so it works directly with companies, NGOs, and public agencies to make sure that you have ready access to the information you need, professional events, and networking opportunities. Gateway Umeå aspires to be a steppingstone to enter Umeå, and easily get your feet down in a new city. Visit their website to learn more about Umeå, and how you can start and grow a career, and a life, in Umeå.
Want to take the leap?
Ready to make Umeå your home?
Join us in Umeå, where you get to enjoy the quality of life that Sweden has to offer, in an innovative and creative city that values culture and individuality - that just happens to be set amidst the background of the stunning forests, mountains, and endless coastline of northern Sweden.
You may have heard of the “15-minute city” – the new concept, popularized in Paris, that seeks to make all of life’s essentials accessible only minutes from your doorstep. In the Swedish Arctic, our cities were built around this concept, long before it was popular to do so! We pride ourselves on our sustainable cities, where you can oftentimes walk to your destination faster than you can drive. A life in northern Sweden is a life free of the tedium of long commutes. Our residents get to enjoy incredible career opportunities that are minutes from our schools, mountain biking trails, ski slopes, and beaches. In the Swedish Arctic, we promise you an unmatched quality of life!
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