Grums

Last updated: 29 7 2020

Grums is a municipality bordering Lake Vänern in the heart of Värmland. Around 9,000 persons live here, in or around the population centres Grums, Borgvik, Värmskog, Slottsbron, Segmon and Liljedal.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

9,047

Size by area

479 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Karlstad 28 km
  • Oslo 192 km
  • Göteborg 245 km

Housing

There are all kinds of housing in the municipality. The municipal housing company is called Grums Hyresbostäder AB. You can read more about moving to Grums on our website.

Language groups in the locality

Finnish, Thai, Arabic, Persian, Spanish, Somali and Romani.

Associations and organisations

In the municipality there are a large number of associations with different emphases. For example, sports associations, cultural associations, churches and different communions. On the municipality's you can search in the association register for an association which matches your interests.

En pojke i spindelmandräkt med flytkuddar klättrar upp för stegen från bassängen. I bakgrunden leker andra barn med flytleksaker.

What is available in the immediate area

There is a citizens' office, library, food shops, employment service, pharmacy, medical centres and dental care. There are also churches, banks, sports pitches, indoor swimming pool/sports hall, recycling centre, slalom slope, ice rink and much more. In the neighbouring municipality of Karlstad, there is an IKEA and Myrorna's second-hand shop Gengåvan.

På biblioteket sitter en man och lyssnar på musik och läser en tidskrift. Bibliotekarien skymtar vid sin bänk.

Childcare

There are nursery schools and after-school clubs in different parts of the municipality. Växtriket in Grums has parents' groups, open nursery school, a baby café and other activities.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

There are municipal comprehensive schools in Grums (pre-school–year 3) (years 4–9), Slottsbron (pre-school–year 3) and Skruvstad (pre-school–year 3). There are independent schools in Borgvik (pre-school–year 6) and Värmskog (pre-school–year 6). Upper secondary schools are available in Karlstad municipality.

Education opportunities

In or close to Grums there is Swedish for Immigrants, adult comprensive education and special comprehensive education for adults, occupational further education and Karlstad university available.

Grums torg med torghandel. Två unga kvinnor är på väg över torget.

Health and medical care

There is Grums medical centre (run by Värmland county council) offering an ante-natal clinic and child healthcare clinic. There is also Grums' new medical centre Legevisitten, public dental care and a private dental clinic.

Interpreter assistance

If you do not speak or understand Swedish, you are entitled to help from an interpreter of your language when contacting public authorities, the municipality or healthcare.

Public transport

There is both a bus and a train station, from which you can travel by SJ (trains), Värmlandstrafik (county buses), Swebus, and Karlstadsbuss (town buses for Karlstad). In Karlstad there is also Karlstad airport.

Read more about public transport in the municipality.

Work and entrepreneurship

Within the municipality, or within commuting distance, there are several smaller and larger employers. Examples are BillerudKorsnäs Gruvöns mill, Grums municipality, Stora Enso, Värmlands county council, Värmland county administrative board, Karlstad municipality, Karlstads university, Värmlandstrafik, Karlstadbuss, Lilleruds agricultural college, Moelven, Löfbergs Lila, IKEA and Bergvik shopping centre.