Skellefteå is a safe place, renowned for its wide range of housing choices, short commuting distances, simple everyday life, and possibilities for adventure just around the corner. Skellefteå is often called the ten-minute city - here you can travel between home, work, school and recreational activities in just 10 minutes. Here, life is simpler.

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Articles: Family life

  • The family journey for a sustainable lifestyle - everyone contributes in their own way

    Angelica Holmqvist lives on Hjortronstigen in Skellefteå with her partner Lee and their two daughters My and Ellie. The brick house on the hill became a perfect compromise between city life and being surrounded by a little forest - it also fits well with their commitment to sustainability and a green lifestyle. - Living sustainably doesn't have to be complicated. The little things in everyday life can make a big difference, says Angelica.

  • Parenting and music - in sweet harmony?

    Five beautifully singing Skellefteå dads have charmed the music world. We know that Dad Harmony knows their voices. But what are they really like as fathers? And how do they combine the life of a musician with pick-up, drop-off and bedtime stories?

  • Severin and his family seized the opportunity to be part of the green industrial revolution

    When Severin Hakizimana read in the newspaper about Northvolt's battery factory in Skellefteå, he jumped at the chance to be part of the green industrial revolution in northern Sweden. With the help of the Relocate program, he was matched to the VUX program for automation operators at Campus Skellefteå and six months later he did his first day of work at Northvolt. By then he, his wife Antoinette Habonimana and their four children had already left Stockholm and moved to the house on Köpmangatan in Burträsk a few months ago. - "Everything has gone really well and we have received help with everything we need," says Severin.

  • Skellefteå takes the lead in the green transition

    Skellefteå is today one of Sweden's most expansive places. The arrows for immigration, investments and construction are pointing upwards. Social investments are now estimated to amount to more than SEK 80 billion by 2030.

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