Västerbotten Investment Agency

Road network in Västerbotten

The roads have always played a significant role in the growth of the region and are still one of the most important means of transport for both goods and people.

Västerbotten has a well-developed transport and communications infrastructure. Accessibility of the region by road is good. In fact, Västerbotten has Sweden’s longest road system–10,000 kilometres of public roads to which can be added an expansive network of private roads.

The main axis runs along the coast (E 4 motorway linking the South of Sweden and Finland). In an east-west direction the E 12 links the countries of Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The main road in the western part, going in a north-south direction is the E45, starting in Gothenburg and ending in Karesuando.