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One of Skellefteå’s main advantages is that you have more time and less stress. The wide range of housing options and the short commutes simply make life easier. In Skellefteå you can live safely and comfortably but also explore new dreams.

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Read inspiring stories of people who live and work here.

  • Senior Square - bingo for healthy aging

    How can you age in a healthy and independent way? Seniortorg Skellefteå wants to help answer this question. It offers everything from lectures and guidance to exercise bingo.

  • Full steam ahead in Bodan's instrument factory

    He is the synthesizer who became " Big in Japan". This is the slightly improbable story of how Johan Berglund from Bodan, Skellefteå, took his hobby all the way from the basement to the coronation of King Charles .

  • How Skellefteå became Europe's most accessible city

    Skellefteå is Europe's most accessible city. At least according to the European Commission, which has awarded the municipality its annual Access City Award . - A great honor and a prestigious prize. Now we must continue to work with these issues in a structured way, says Elin Brännström , who is participation coordinator at Skellefteå municipality .

  • A richer life with a little birdie on birds

    On a veranda in Hjoggböleliden, David Möller sits and looks out over the camps. And listening. He often does that. From here he can hear the occasional black grouse, see cranes and geese strolling around waiting for the migratory birds to pass by. But he also catches glimpses of birds such as marsh harrier, marsh harrier and brown jay, which he has seen twice in the last week. And heather plovers! - "The blue jay should be coming any day now," says David.

  • The art of becoming part of hockey culture

    You may have noticed: Skellefteå is a place where the love for hockey, and in particular Skellefteå AIK, is great. But what's the deal? We let columnist and culture writer Per Strömbro, potentially northern Sweden's least sports-minded individual, infiltrate a match in search of answers.

  • Moving from Grenoble to Skellefteå - how the family found a home

    When Arnaud Lucas moved with his family from Grenoble in southeastern France to Skellefteå, housing was an important piece of the puzzle to put in place. With the help of Northvolt and Skellefteå Municipality, they found a cozy house with its own garden in Bergsbyn. - When you leave your comfort zone, it is very important to find a safe place, a real home , " says Arnaud .

  • Jenny chose Northvolt - the career change brought her back to Skellefteå.

    When Blåfors girl Jenny Carlsson gave birth to two children, the family decided to move from Oslo to Skellefteå. At the same time, she made an abrupt career change and joined the adult education program for automation operators. Today, she is a shift manager at Northvolt and plays an important role in the growth of the new industry. - 'That's what attracted me the most, I wanted a job that was in line with my values,' says Jenny.

  • Skellefteå residents are now more numerous than ever

    In 1994, Skellefteå had its largest population to date with 75,822 inhabitants in the municipality. On September 26, 2023, that figure is beaten as newly received figures show that today Skellefteå's population has grown to 75,833 people.