Investigate the unique landscapes, architecture and people of Vasterbotten, by taking a little road trip to a few of other towns and cities near Vindeln. You'll find Vannas, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Umea 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest.
While you are on holiday in Vindeln, spend a few hours exploring Umea. Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you can find Umea University, Bildmuseet Museum of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture and Vasterbottens Museum. Norrland's Opera, Storsjohallen Aquarena and Umea City Church are also good places to head to.
This area is a good place to visit to get outside and enjoy winter activities. When the mercury drops, grab your mittens and scarf and spend the day cross-country skiing or skiing.
Getting your tongue around some handy phrases in Swedish can sometimes make the difference between a simple vacation and a rewarding journey into the heart and soul the Vasterbotten region. "Vill du dansa med mig?" is handy. It means "Would you like to dance with me?" "Where are you from?" is another good one know, so try pronouncing "Varifrån kommer du?"
At the end of your adventure in Vasterbotten, no doubt you'll bid this region a teary "Hej då" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be heading home with photos and memories that you can enjoy for years to come.