Umeå was founded in 1622 by King Gustav II Adolf. It was a major tragedy that led to Umeå often being called the “City of Birches”.
A massive fire destroyed large parts of the city in 1888. After the fire, measures were taken to stop flames jumping from house to house in any future conflagration. Wide boulevards were constructed and 3,000 birches planted along their edges. Learn more about our “City of Birches”! Your official guide gives details of Umeå’s history and the changes in the city centre. All the guided walking tours start from Umeå Tourist Office at Rådhusesplanaden and take about 1 ½ hours.
Wednesdays: 21 June-9 August at 4 PM
Saturdays: 1 July– 12 August at 4 PM
Fridays: 30 June–18 August at 4 PM
You don't need to register in advance. Free.
Thanks to the following sponsors the guided tours are free: Näringslivsservie, Batlicgruppen, Handelsbanken, Umeå kommun - gator och parker, UPAB, MOFAB, Visit Umeå AB och Lerstenen.
|Thursday 24 aug 2017||16:00 - 17:30||Swedish|
|Friday 25 aug 2017||16:00 - 17:30||Swedish|
|Monday 28 aug 2017||16:00 - 17:30||Swedish|
|Tuesday 29 aug 2017||16:00 - 17:30||Swedish|
|Thursday 31 aug 2017||16:00 - 17:30||Swedish|
|Friday 1 sep 2017||16:00 - 17:30||Swedish|
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|Free of charge|