October 31, 2022 to November 3, 2022
Clarion hotel Umeå
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Local and travel information


Travel by air is the most likely option, with a change of plane in Stockholm. For those of you who have visited before, you no longer need to change terminals between international and domestic at Arlanda airport.


The local airport is UME and is close to the city centre. Options for travel to the hotels and venue is bus (ca 10 minutes), taxi (ca 250 SEK and 10 minutes), or walking (ca 40 minutes).


Train is possible, but slow. The fastest trains take almost 7 hours from Stockholm.


The Clarion Hotel Umeå is Umeå's newest hotel and located in the city center by the river. It is a short walk (up to 600m) from other hotels and restaurants in town.


Expect cold, dark, and possibly rainy. Likely temperatures are in the 0-10⁰C range, possibly with colder nights. We hope for clear nights and good solar activity for a chance at seeing the aurora borealis.

Tourist information



Some personal recommendations in the from the LOC, just paste the name into your local map search:


Upscale good food:

  • Gotthards Krog
  • Harelequin
  • Köksbaren
  • Rex Rådhuset

Cheaper but still tasty:

  • Gandhi (indian)
  • Rost (vegetarian friendly)
  • Lottas Krog (pub food)
  • Sjöbris (food on a boat)

Fast food:

  • Helan & Halvan (döner kebab)
  • Max (burgers)
  • SEN Street Kitchen (south&east asian)

Pastries and bread:

  • Nya Konditoriet
  • Kulturbageriet (breakfast option for those of you without a good hotel breakfast)

Coffee nerdery:

  • Costas of Sweden (micro roastery that also serves coffee)

Slightly further afield:

  • Ruccola (neapolitan pizza)
  • Gröna Älgen (pub food)

There's plenty more too, not all of which the LOC has personal experience with, and almost all good places are in the city centre.