Umea to Finland Ferry
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Umea in eastern Sweden is well known for it culture and museums. Umea is known as the "Town of Silver Birches" and is located at the mouth of the Ume river. After the Great Fire of Umea in 1888, the entire city was rebuilt and thousands of birch trees were planted lining the streets.
The Bildmuseet museum is one of the main attractions in Umea. Exhibiting contemporary art from Sweden and around the world, you can experience paintings, sculptures, graffiti, design and architecture with around 15 unique exhibitions each year. The museum is open throughout the year and entry is free of charge.
Umea was awarded the title of Capital of European Culture in 2014, and for good reason. A large portion of the population is made up of students at Umea University, the largest institute in Sweden. The youth in the city has certainly had an impact on the city making it a unique attraction for people from around the world.
At Älgens Hus you will get a once in a lifetime experience by getting right up close to an elk. Umea is home to Europe's first elk farm, where you can touch tame elks - something you would struggle to do anywhere else.
Finland, located in the Scandinavian region of Europe, is known as the land of midnight sun and saunas. The Finns are a nation of sauna enthusiasts - there are about 2 million saunas for the 5 million people living in Finland.
Helsinki is often known as the `Daughter of the Baltic', and earned a coveted place on the European Union's list of European Cities of Culture in 2000, making it a must-see city in Finland. Finland also has many castles which are worth a visit, some of which date back to the 13th Century.
To the extreme north of Finland lies Lapland which is known as the land of midnight sun which worth a visit along with the numerous churches, museums and castles in Finland. Finland offers a perfect opportunity for outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing, golfing and more.