Join in when the Men’s World U18 Ice Hockey Championships takes place in Umeå. Watch when the streets of Umeå turn into ski tracks and make sure to be here when the largest music festival in Northern Scandinavia is back – bigger than ever! Here is a selection of events to look forward to during 2019.


1) Umeå Stadssprint (skiing competition) 22-24 February
For three days the streets of Umeå will turn into ski tracks when the popular cross-country skiing competition Umeå Stadssprint will be back 22 – 24 February. The event includes three different competitions: one for international elite skiers, one for companies and finally a family day for the youngest skiers. More information

2) Sami week – Ubmejen Biejvieh 2-10 March
This is a celebration of Sámi culture with lots of fun activities to take part in. Performances, lectures, music, art exhibitions and much more. Sápmi includes the northern parts of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. More information

3) House of Metal (music festival) 1-2 March
House of Metal is a two-day indoor festival dedicated to various kinds of metal.
Line up House of Metal 2019: Ross the Boss, Tiamat, At the Gates, The haunted, Necrophobic, Taake, Melakhim.  More information

4) Littfest (literature festival) 14-16 March
Umeå’s international literary festival is a true vitamin boost in the winter cold. The aim is to highlight literature from as many different angles as possible and to create a meeting place for anyone interested.More information

5) Men’s World U18 Ice Hockey Championships 18-28 April
The Men’s World U18 Ice Hockey Championships is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-18 ice hockey teams from around the world. Umeå, together with Örnsköldsvik, will host the 2019 tournament. More information

6) Umeå Icelandic Horse Meeting 27-28 April
In April the first edition of Umeå Icelandic Horse Meeting will take place in Umeå. This will be the largest indoor competition for Icelandic horses in northern Sweden.  More information

7) Brännbollsyran (music festival) 30 May-1 June
Brännbollsyran is both the largest music festival in Northern Scandinavia and the world cup of brännboll (rounders cup).
Line up Brännbollsyran 2019: Marshmello, Galantis, Oskar Linnros, Miriam Bryant, Tjuvjakt och Molly Sandén. More information

8) Wheels Nationals Norr (car event) 29 June
This is the biggest car event in the northern parts of Sweden! Wheels Nationals is a much-appreciated get-together for all Norrland’s car enthusiasts.More information

9) Stora Nolia (public fair) 3-11 August
Stora Nolia is Sweden´s largest public fair with approximately 90 000 visitors and 500 exhibitors in an area of 120 000 m2 for nine days in August. Stora Nolia is held in Umeå and Piteå on alternate years. More information

10) Umeå Smakfestival (food festival) 5-8 September
The “Umeå Taste Festival” is an annual festival dedicated to food and taste. A variety of street food, merchants, as well as local and regional producers will make this a celebration of food culture. More information

11) Sy- & Hantverksfestivalen (handicraft festival) 11-13 October
“The Sewing & Crafts Festival” is Swedens largest festival for sewing, needlework and handicraft. More information

12) Umeå Jazzfestival 25-26 October
Since 1968, the highlight of all jazz music events in Sweden is the Umeå International Jazz Festival, one of Scandinavia’s oldest and most respectable festivals. Most of the performances will take place on different stages and venues at Umeå Folkets Hus. More information