Sparkling opening of Rally Sweden

During crackling fireworks on Skeppsbron in Umeå, Prince Carl-Philip inaugurated this year's Rally Sweden.

This year’s rally fans can look forward to a magical rally when Umeå shows off an incomparable winter landscape.

Thursday night’s inauguration showed enthusiasm and joy. It bursted with energy when rally enthusiasts worldwide got to see their idols when they presented on the big stage.

It was popular, festive, and crowded down on the Skeppsbron stage in Umeå.

Now, everybody, kan look forward to a three-day rally party. Judging by the inauguration on Thursday night, the people of Umeå have already taken Rally Sweden to their hearts.

Earlier in the evening, the queues were long with rally fans who wanted an autograph of their stars.