In Älmhult we want our residents to be able to live in a pleasant, healthy and safe environment. There are several alternatives for those looking for accommodation in Älmhult – we have a varied accommodation and living environment in Älmhult. If you want to be close to forests and lakes, you have the opportunity to do so without commuting taking up too much of your day. If you would prefer to live more centrally, you can do so at a reasonable price. In Älmhult you are able to choose!
Renting or buying accommodation
In Älmhult there are a number of accommodation companies and landlords which can provide flats around the municipality. These include
Älmhultsbostäder AB which is a wholly-owned municipal accommodation company with around 1,300 flats and a large number of shop premises.
You'll find here a list of landlords who rent out flats in Älmhult municipality. Remember that most landlords operate a queue system for their flats.
For those of you wanting to buy accommodation,
estate agents are listed here.
Building new accommodation
Are you interested in building a new property? The municipality has land for sale for both small self-contained houses and industrial developments. If you are interested in buying a building plot, you can join our queue for land. Read more about
the municipality's vacant land and queue for land.
Language groups in the locality
People from a large number of countries live and work in Älmhult municipality. For this reason, the residents of the municipality speak many different languages. Aside from Swedish and English, the largest language groups are Arabic, Somali and Tigrinya. Some of the residents also speak Russian, Kurmanji and Hindi.
Associations and organisations
The cultural life of Älmhult is characterised by diversity, commitment and joy. Here it is possible to take part in and be a part of the cultural life.
In Älmhult municipality there is the opportunity to become involved with a wide cultural life and pursue an active leisure time which provides residents and visitors with a richer and healthier life. The municipality has an extremely varied association life with around 200 associations and 140 establishments. You'll find everything here from interest groups and sports associations to religious groups. An overview of the associations can be found
in the association register.
What is available in the immediate area
There is everything you could conceivably need in the immediate vicinity of Älmhult. There is a job centre, pension office, regional social insurance office and tax office at the same location in Gotthardsgata. There is also a number of banks in the centre of Älmhult.
The social welfare service/refugee administration unit are located in the municipal house opposite the railway station. They can assist you in making the right start if you have recently arrived to live in Sweden.
In Älmhult there are shops selling items of different kinds – pharmaceuticals, clothes, food, electronic items and sports goods. Some shops in Älmhult sell halal meat.
For those wanting to buy furniture and other items for the home, there is an IKEA store in the shopping area. If you are interested in buying second-hand items, there are various options including
Pingstkyrkan secondhand and
Röda korset secondhand.
The library in Älmhult is a meeting place for everyone. Älmhult's library service has a main library in central Älmhult and a number of smaller libraries in the municipality's towns. The library offers a large variety of books in many different languages. There is also literature and media, activities for all ages and opportunities for tuition. Read more on
the library's own website or pay it a visit to get help from a librarian .
There are 18 municipal preschools dotted around the municipality of Älmhult and a number of family day nurseries.
The preschools are aimed at children aged between one and five years and are operated in the form of preschools, family day nurseries and open preschools. If you require childcare for your child or you would like more information, contact
the education authorities in Älmhult municipality.
open preschool by the name of "Kotten" is free and is for parents and children between the ages of 0 and 6 years. At the open preschool there is the opportunity to meet other parents and the children can play, paint and sing amongst other things.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
Schooling is given top priority in Älmhult – in collaboration with trade and industry as well. The vision for Älmhult's schools is to have "Sweden's best schools". Älmhult municipality has comprehensive schools and upper secondary schools.
The municipality has eleven comprehensive schools, of which nine are municipal and two are independent. One of the municipal comprehensive schools is an international school with classes from preschool to year nine. The international school is an International Baccalaureate-certified school and all teaching is in English. You'll find more information about the municipality's comprehensive schools on
the municipality's website.
Upper secondary schools
In central Älmhult there is the municipal upper secondary school by the name of"Haganässkolan" which has 15 course programmes with different emphases. The upper secondary school also houses a learning centre with adult education and sfi. Read more about
Haganässkolan and upper secondary school and the areas they specialise in.
The municipality's upper secondary school in central Älmhult has, in addition to upper secondary education, a learning centre with adult education, special adult education and
Swedish for immigrants (sfi).
The learning centre also offers adult education focusing on the catering industry and foodstuffs and welfare and care.
Educational opportunities can also be located via
the job centre.
Health and medical care
There are two welfare centres in central Älmhult,
Achima Care Älmhults welfare centre. You'll also find here two dental clinics :
Tandvårdshuset. You can choose which welfare centre and which dentist to register with.
In Älmhult there is a
family centre where you can find a midwife clinic, youth guidance centre and children's' health centre.
The nearest hospitals with an A&E department are in
Ljungby and in
If you need health advice or information about health and nursing you can visit
1177 vårdguiden's website.
If you need interpreting help when visiting Älmhult municipality or authorities in the municipality, this can be requested in advance. Contact the authority in question for interpreting help.
Älmhult is easily accessible for those travelling to the municipality. The opposite is also true, that is to say that residents of Älmhult can easily travel further afield. You can easily travel to and from Älmhult by train, car and bus.
Älmhult is located along the main rail line and around 75 trains stop there every day. This makes it easy to commute for those who work in other towns in the vicinity. By train it is also easy to reach cities such as Gothenburg and Stockholm. Copenhagen and Kastrup airport are just over two hours away by train and from there you can travel onwards to different parts of the world. Air passengers can also use Smaland Airport in Växjö, which is just over an hour from Älmhult.
In Älmhult there are plenty of cycle paths and a well-developed bus network. There is a city bus which takes passengers from the centre to the shopping area and back again several times every hour. People travelling by car can make use of a good road network.
VXO Smaland Airport – flights to and from Växjö
SJ - Statens Järnvägar
Work and entrepreneurship
There are many companies trading in Älmhult. We work towards the companies in the municipality being able to develop and also towards an environment in which new companies can be set up.
There are many different kings of work available in the municipality, including small and medium-sized businesses, industries, shops and tourism. Located in Älmhult are IKEA's different companies which embrace for example catalogue manufacture, central warehousing and product development. In total there is approximately 500 registered limited companies and 1,500 entrepreneurs in the municipality.
Vacant jobs in Älmhult municipality can be found here.
Älmhult municipality is a major employer in the municipality. We are developing all the time and see benefit in diversity, respect differences and actively work towards equality. As an employee here you'll enjoy pleasant and developing work and a good working environment.
You will find vacant jobs with us here.
Starting your own company
Are you interested in starting up on your own? In Älmhult your dream of having your own business can become a reality. If you want assistance in starting up your own business, you can contact NyföretagarCentrum in Älmhult. NyföretagarCentrum will provide you with free and personal advice if you are thinking about starting up your own company.
Read more about NyföretagarCentrum here.