Practical Information

Address to UID

Östra Strandgatan 30
Umeå Arts Campus
Tel +46 (0) 90 786 69 96
Fax +46 (0) 90 786 66 97

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How to get here

This year the school's Climate Group is giving you some advice for a sustainable trip to Umeå. There are many ways to get here. If you want to be sustainable and arrive directly in the city centre you could take the train The Swedish Railways offers silent train car sections or a more spacious and upgraded 1stclass option, perfect if you want to have a comfortable working day and enjoy the Swedish landscape. If you're going as a team and want to discuss work during your travel, there are 4 seat sections available to book. If you want to save a hotel night and arrive in the morning you can book a sleeping cabin. The trains usually have a bistro for grabbing some food or snacks. Here can you book your train tickets. SJ is also available as a smartphone app.

The Climate Group does not suggest you to fly, but if are planning on flying the whole way or partly, we suggest you to use A site where you can compare flights and see the options with the least amount of carbon emissions. If you are flying all the way to Umeå you can easily take the bus to UID or to the city center, it only takes 8 minutes. There is a specific Airport bus going between the airport and Vasaplan central bus station in the city. Buses leave every 20 minutes. Here you find the timetable for the Airport bus.

Information about public transport in Umeå can be found here. is also available as a smartphone app, giving you the ability to pay for bus tickets. Buses in Umeå do not accept cash payment.  

Do you travel by car and would like to have company from other participants?
The UID Climate group will arrange a car pool for those going by car or taxi and would like to share space with other visiting guests. If you want to save some carbon emissions and give place in your cab - contact the group before the 15th of November. If you would like to share a cab from and to the airport, contact the group and they will get back to you before the 20thof November.

Hotels in Umeå

Umeå is still a fairly small city so most hotels are quite central and at a walking distance to the Umeå Arts Campus, the venue for UID19.

Our visitors normally stay at the following hotels:

Uman Hotel
Comfort Hotel Winn
Comfort Hotel Umeå City
Elite Hotel Mimer
Scandic Plaza
Hotel Aveny
Hotel Pilen
Hotel "The Old Prison"
Stora Hotellet

You can also check out AirBnb if you want to try out Swedish housing with access to own kitchen.  

Where to shop consciously 

Meretes - selling ecological skincare and treats
Umeå Ekobutik - selling ecological gift and ecological grocery's in bulk

Local craftwork:
Hemslöjd Umeå

  • About the UID Climate Group

    UID Climate Group is a student innitiative to address sustainability on the day-to-day activities at the school. The group is a part of the local student union 'Ställverket'.

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