”En liten minnesbild från mitt barndomshem” (1981)
”Julstämning i tolvbarnsfamilj” (1975)
”Från flydda barndomstider” (1992)
”Hemtrevnad i Västerbottenskök” (1993)
Ruth Wållberg (1920-2010) has in her naivistic manner depicted life
in Vännfors and on our farm where she grew up with her 11 siblings
Vännfors with its surroundings can offer a beautiful and diverse
Or put on the skis to take you around the village 5 km track starting
behind our barn.
Car or bike around the bridges along the river on the east side via
Selet och Rödåsel (where you can visit the Antique Trade)
A short trip will be if you cross the river at Selet.
In Western Selet you find ”Glassbonden” with locally produced ice
cream, beautifully situated with view of the Chain Bridge.
On the other side of the river Western Vännfors has a local history
Continue west through Gullbyn to West Spöland. From there
Linnévägen goes to Jämteböle, a 7.7 km hiking trail that is part of
the old inland road where Carl von Linnaeus was traveling on his
Lapland journey in 1732. On 26 May that year, he spent the night in
Jämteböle. As a tradition, annually on May 26, a hike is organized
on the trail from Spöland to Jämteböle and vice versa.
Go and see the view from Vindelälvsdalen, Middagsberget or visit
the Royal Stones and views from Hemberget in Vännäsby. From
Svettåkersbacken, ”Sweat Field Hill”, the view is also impressive.
Another excursion is the Tavelsjö trail. Follow the ice trail up to the
supreme coastline! You start with the regiment in Umeå, continues
until “Tavelsjöberget” and “Torrberget” both connected to the Vindel
River and the Vindel River Trail. The trail offers many outdoor
experiences as tallmor, streams and lakes, unusual flowers, caves
and high mountains with breathtaking views.
Tavelsjö mountain's highest peak reaches 284m above sea level one of the highest points in Umeå Municipality. Also visit the tower at
“Vallberget”, a mountain that is well suited also for mountaineering.
Along the trail you find rare flowers like fjälltolta and fjällnejlika. It is
easy to find your way in the terrain thanks to marked trails. There
are also many ready-made picnic areas.
The traditional dance on Midsummer Eve usually gather several
hundreds of people of all ages...
… ...to the tune of the village pride "Ivar's Band"..
The Vännfors rowing relay is organized on Midsummer Day. It
gathers large crowds when the villages around the river clash in
precious rowing competition in the often unruly river..
The last relay change in the dog race "Vindelälvsdraget" from
Ammarnäs to Vännäsby takes place on the river in Vännfors the
third Sunday of March every year- you cannot miss it - just listen
to the skull from the eager dogs.
Renowned in the area is also the Vännfors Choir that by popular
demand give its Christmas and Spring concerts in the local church
and at the bonfire. In early summer the EFS Assembly organizes a
Music Café and in the autumn its harvest market.
The village also has its own website www.vannfors.se which
provides information on current activities.
Find your way to Wallhalla
Drive E12 from Umeå to Vännäs about 24 km, turn right before the
bridge over Vindelälven. Drive 7 km...