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<map lat='63.826944' lng='20.266944' zoom='11' view='3' country='Sweden' float='right'/>
Flag of Sweden
State: Västerbotten
Population: 110,900
Licence plate: -
Major roads: E4, E12
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Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. The E4 passes through it.

Hitching Out

North towards Luleå

A good place to stand going north on E4 is just after the roundabout running north of and alongside Björnvägen. Wide road and lit up during night.

North West towards Norway (Bodø)

E12 to Mo I Rana is well traveled.

However most truckers and people that make the entire trip often take 95 as it is a shorter distance. There is perhaps less traffic on this highway but your chances of getting a longer ride are much greater. If you are going to take this route to the north of Norway from Umeå hitch up to Skellefteå where 95 heads out west across the mountains. Beware that traffic on 95 slows considerably during the winter months, and heavy snows can shut down the pass to extend this one day trip into two or more.

South towards Sundsvall

There is a petrol station next to the E4 in Tankvägen, about 500 metres south of the bridge Tegsbron. You can ask for people going south on the E4 there.