Umea is a hip and modern city located in northern Sweden. Offering year-round vibrant attractions; Umeas ultra-modern feel has made the city renowned as one of Swedens best cultural capitals. Known for its ties with the arts, Umeas art scene is an incredibly important part of the city. A number of popular heavy metal bands are from here, which is partly why Umeas music scene is so hugely celebrated. With so many incredible attractions, its definitely worth hiring a car in Umea to see the majority of the city and surrounding attractions.