Today I guided a group of Estonian entrepreneurs on a tour of central Umeå. Perfect weather with bright sunshine and no wind. Umeå showed itself from its best side. The group had many questions and wondered especially about how a king could motivate people to live in a city that did not exist before. However, simply laid out the blocks on an empty field and said, Now this is a city. They also wondered how Umeå managed to grow so rapidly recently. What were / are correct? It is exactly these kinds of issues we guides love to answer. How does the story together with what we see here today? What was it that made that a city could grow up here and become what it is today? Exciting huh!

Lena Söderlind Pettersson,
authorized guide