Business travel

Business travel is an important part for the University in building upon and retaining national and international contacts as well as gaining new knowledge. Our business travels are regulated in our collective agreements, the University travel policy, the Income Tax Act and procured agreements.


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Book travel and hotel

The University has a procured travel agent through which travels and hotel bookings should go through. This goes for both domestic and international travels. Book under the headline Book business travel (information in Swedish).


To book a train, please use the service provided by the train operator SJ. The SJ service can be found under the headline Book a train (information in Swedish). Log in using your Umu-id.

Other travels

Other travels can be booked through XLNT Travel found under XLNT Travel (information in Swedish).

When booking using the travel agent, your travels will be booked at the best rates according to public authority agreements. Travel insurance is also included and they can help you find alternative solutions in case of delays or strikes.

As an added bonus, the University gets the chance to follow up and gains more efficient administrative routines.

Booking through other methods

Please note that all travel and hotel stay purchases made using other methods, not through our procured travel agent and not using our framework agreement correctly, may count as non-approved direct awards of contract. Such may lead to consequences to your department or to the University. If you book your flight or hotel by yourself, you must also solve unforeseen problems yourself. Please contact Public Procurement and Purchase for more information.

Got questions about your travels?

If you want help booking a trip or a hotel contact XLNT Travel (information in Swedish)

If you have questions regarding reimbursements for travel expenses contact Torbjörn Carlsson.
090-786 56 43

If you have questions regarding our framework agreement contact Public Procurement and Purchase

cancellation insurance

Umeå university has a cancellation insurance when a trip is cancelled because of sudden illness, an accident or death. The cost of the travel must be more than 1 000 SEK for the cancellation insurance to go into effect.

Form for application to the cancellation insurance (in Swedish)