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EuroVelo: Baltic Sea Cycle Route part Sweden

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Elevation profile EuroVelo: Baltic Sea Cycle Route part Sweden

Added on 15 Dec 2011,

on 03 Jan 2017

Cycle route metrics

Total distance in km

2.482

Cumulative elevation gain in m

21.807

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,88

Cumulative elevation loss in m

21.802

GPS track data

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Openstreetmap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (biroto.eu)

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Contains information from OpenStreetMap, which is made available here under the Open Database License(ODbL)

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Track points in total

30.114

Track points per km (avg)

12

Start/endpoint

Start location

Tornio, Northern Finland, FI (3 m NHN)

End location

Malmö, Skåne, SE (8 m NHN)

Remarks

This route is part of the EuroVelo Route 10 "Baltic Sea Cycle Route".

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

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0 km
0,0 km
11 m

 

SE-95336 Haparanda

 

Tourist information

Hours of opening

Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 Swedish time

 

2 km
0,9 km
10 m

FI-95400 Tornio

 

Heritage building(s)

Tornio (Swedish: Torneå) is a city in Finnish Lapland, by the border to Sweden.

Understand

Being estabilished in 1621 Tornio is definitely the oldest city in Lapland. Today the city has approximately 22 000 inhabitants. Tornio forms a unique economical zone together with Swedish town Haparanda; the border between the countries is hardly visible.

The city has a large steel factory and a famous brewery (Lapin Kulta), which was closed in August 2010. Outokumpu steel company is biggest employer in Tornio area.

While Tornio may be a good place to view the Northern Lights, many things are closed during the winter – without necessarily being advertised as such.

See

  • Church of Tornio. One of the most beautiful wooden churches still in use in Finland. The church was designed and completed by Matti Härmä in 1689, making the building over 300 years old. 
  • Church of Alatornio. Classic church designed by Jacob Rijfin and completed in 1797. The church is part of the Struve Geodetic Arc protected as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  • Orthodox Church of Tornio. An orthodox church completed in 1884 and dedicated to apostles Peter and Paul. Open during the summer.
  • Arboretum Park. An excellent teaching and observation area. No entrance fee. 
  • Historical Museum of Tornio River Valley (Torniolaakson maakuntamuseo), Torikatu 4. A visit to the museum gives a good overall impression of the history of the entire Western part of Lapland. Entrance fee: €2-4.. 
Handicraft
  • Smeds Gold & Silver Gallery, Kemintie 6. Silversmith Jorma Smeds forges traditional Lap Silver using hammer and an anvil. 
  • Jaur Showroom, Teollisuuskatu 8. Open M-F 12-16.30.. A design gallery which presents the internationally renowned artefacts of Eero Hyrkäs. Free entrance.. 
  • Aine Art Museum (Aineen taidemuseo), Torikatu 2. Open Tu-Th 11-18, F-Su 11-15.. The art collection presented in the museum is from the Aine Visual Arts Foundation collection. Entrance fee: €4, children for free..

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Wikivoyage contributors, 'Tornio', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 13 August 2018, 00:10 UTC, <https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Tornio&oldid=3585464> [accessed 5 January 2019]

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172 km
0,1 km
8 m

 

Kulturens Hus
SE-971 79 Luleå

 

Tourist information

Hours of opening

Monday–Friday 10 am–5 pm 

 

250 km
0,5 km
10 m

 

The Brewery
SE-94163 Piteå

 

Tourist information

Hours of opening

Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm

During summer 15 June - 12 August 2018
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

 

543 km
0,2 km
12 m

SE-90228 Umeå

 

Umeå Town Hall
Kungsgatan in Umeå
Umeå stads kyrka

Umeå, called Ume by locals, is a city of about 110,000 citizens near the mouth of the Ume River and is the capital of Västerbotten County in Norrland in northern Sweden. The city's nickname is the "Town of Silver Birches".

Understand

Being the regional capital of Västerbotten, Umeå is also the educational and economic capital city of the region, with no Swedish city of similar size further north. With its strategic location along the E4 national highway, most transportation to the northern part of Sweden goes through here. Umeå has the largest hospital in Northern Sweden as well as the largest university. Situated on top of a small hill overseeing the Ume river and downtown Umeå, they are by far the largest employers in the region. Due to the university, Umeå has one of the lowest average ages in the entire country with a lively night life and creative scene. Umeå was awarded the title European Capital of Culture 2014.

History

Umeå is near the maximum of the Nordic post-glacial rebound, with the land rising at a rate near 1 centimetre per year.

Sami peoples have lived in the Västerbotten area since prehistoric times. The area was also settled by Germanic peoples, including Swedes during the Viking era. Umeå, however, is first mentioned in written sources in the early 14th century. The area remained a small parish until the late 16th century when the locals asked for, and was granted city privileges. The proposed site for the new city was in "Backen", some 5 km west of modern day Umeå. However, building the city proved difficult and it didn't attract many settlers. New attempts to build a city was made in the 17th century by the Swedish king Gustav II Adolphus, this time at the site where Umeå is today. In 1647 Umeå, with its 40 inhabitants, became the seat of Västerbotten county. In the 18th and early 19th century Umeå was destroyed and pillaged by Russian troops several times. In 1888 the city was devastated by a large city fire, and 2,300 out of 3,000 residents lost their homes. During the reconstruction of the city a large number of birch-trees where planted, and hence Umeå is sometimes called the "City of Birches". During the 20th century communications improved with the construction of a train station in 1902 and an airport in 1961. The national highways E4 and E12 were also built by the city. In 1965 Umeå University was founded as the fifth in Sweden and the first in Norrland.

See

  • Bildmuseet, Östra Strandgatan 30 B, +46 90 786 7400. An art museum which is part of the arts campus of Umeå University, in a spectacular modernist larch building. (updated Dec 2017)
  • Gammlia, Gammlia, +46 90-171801. Tu–F 10:00–16:00, Sa 12:00–16:00, Su 12:00–17:00. Open-air cultural showcase, centered around the Västerbottens Museum. Exhibits focus on the region's history, with art exhibits and musical performances as well. Free. 
  • Guitars – The Museum, Vasagatan 18-20, +46 90-580 90. M-Sa 12:00-18:00. Guided tours at 12:00, 15:00 & 17:00. With some 500 guitars it is one of the largest in its kind world-wide. The facility also houses a rock club, a restaurant, a music store and a record store.
  • Umeå Rådhus, Rådhustorget 1. Lies in the middle of Umeå. Behind it (on the north side) lies Rådhustorget (City Hall Square), the heart of Umeå's central shopping district. Rådhusesplanaden leads you from the square to Järnvägstorget (The Rail Square), next to which lies the train station as well as the long-haul bus station. Off to the side of Rådhusesplanaden you will also pass Umeå Stadsbibliotek (Umeå City Library) and Vasaplan (the hub of local bus traffic). In front of the City Hall is Rådhusparken and down by the waterfront is Trädgård i Norr (Garden in the North), which is a small flower park. 
  • Umeå Universitet, +46 90-7865000. Founded in 1965, it is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Foreign students are welcome to apply here
  • Vänortsparken. A small park in central Umeå, next to Umeå Stadskyrka. The park contains art related to each of Umeå's sister cities around the world. 

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Wikivoyage contributors, 'Umeå', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 11 December 2018, 22:52 UTC, <https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Ume%C3%A5&oldid=3669476> [accessed 5 January 2019]

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