Welcome to Skellefteå!

One of the biggest advantages of Skellefteå is that people can do more without having
to speed up. The versatility and short distances simply make life easier. Here are the conditions to live safely and at the same time explore new dreams. A warm welcome!

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Read inspiring stories of people who live and work here.

  • 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.

  • Skellefteå cooperation that strengthens skills

    Solvik Folk High School and Skellefteå Taxi developed a new and compressed taxi driver training course to meet the growing need for staffing in the region. Now they are getting ready for the spring semester's new course participants, and continue the successful collaboration. - This training is rooted in reality and what the job actually looks like. For us, it was valuable to be able to participate in the design of the course and contribute with our knowledge, says Sofie Strömberg, HR manager at Skellefteå Taxi .

  • 1600 new homes in two years - now Skellefteå wants to accelerate the construction boom!

    In 2023, about 800 new homes were completed in Skellefteå, the same number as in 2022. Despite the record-high rate of migration and the tangible housing shortage, Skellefteå faces challenges from external factors and outdated prejudices about Norrland from investors, which inhibits investments. - In Skellefteå, we have a strong economy, with many opportunities for growth and development, but it is crucial that we can add new housing, says Patrik Larsen, land and development manager in Skellefteå.

  • Tobias was attracted by the developments in Skellefteå

    Civil engineer Tobias Tonvall was faced with a life choice: should he stay in his home town of Luleå or move? Thanks to an advertisement from the consulting company Etteplan, all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. The company works actively to recruit from outside and notices a great interest in Skellefteå.

  • Life in the forest is an art

    Living in a forest cabin without electricity, water and sewage all year round certainly makes Sara Forsström stand out from the crowd. - "I have always worked from nature and now I am also living my dream by living in it," says the Skellefteå-based artist.

  • 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?

  • Christmas, Christmas, sweet Christmas?

    Is there a more convivial time than Christmas? It probably depends on who you ask. In fact, it is likely to be associated with trauma in Karsträsk. Here are three Christmas events in Skellefteå that challenge the prevailing image of the holiday.

  • International expertise part of Altio's natural growth

    The region's high demand for technology and process skills with a focus on innovation and sustainability attracted Hossein Ali Pour, 33, to Skellefteå. He now works at the forefront of the green transition through a stimulating hydrogen project as a consultant at Altio. - I see a promising future here in Skellefteå, says Hossein.