Älvkarleby municipality, with 9000 inhabitants, is located close to the cities of Gävle (20 km) and Uppsala (80 km). The municipality is made up of Älvkarleby, Älvkarleö Bruk, Långsand, Gårdskär and Marma communities, and the central community of Skutskär.



There are several accommodation options in the municipality, and regardless of whether you prefer a central or a more secluded location, we are confident that there will be something here for you. If you want rented accommodation, private landlords as well as the municipal housing company Älvkarlebyhus can offer flats all over the municipality.

Associations and organisations

There are many associations in Älvkarleby municipality, and you will have plenty of opportunities to practise your favourite leisure activities. Football and tennis, bandy and motor sports are some examples of sports with their own clubs and many members.​​

What is available in the immediate area

Skutskär’s centre has a good selection of services including banks and restaurants, supermarkets and pharmacies. You will also find several hairdressers, a sporting goods shop, shoe and clothes shops, a cinema and a fine library, all centrally located. If you like the outdoor life, there are good jogging and skiing trails, hiking routes and lovely spots for swimming.​​

Childcare and education opportunities

Municipal schools include several preschools, day recreation centres and comprehensive schools. There is also adult education, special needs education and cultural education. Älvboda Friskola is a private alternative that receives pupils aged 6-16. If you want to pursue a higher education, Gävle University College and the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm are within commuting distance.​​

The tenants’ association organises a “language café” a few days a week, where people get together to practise their Swedish and have coffee.​

Health and medical care

There is a medical care centre in Skutskär with a doctor’s surgery, district nurse, obstetric and paediatric consultation services. National dental health care services and the Apotek group (pharmacies) are also centrally located.​​​​

Public transport

Communications in and around Älvkarleby are good. The Upptåget train runs between Gävle in the north and Uppsala in the south, stopping at Skutskär, Älvkarleby and Marma. If you want to travel further, you can easily change to the Stockholm commuter train at Uppsala, reaching Arlanda in 80 minutes or Stockholm Central Station in about two hours. Buses run between Älvkarleby municipality and Gävle. Current timetables are available on www.ul.se, along with information about ticket prices for buses as well as Upptåget.​​

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the municipality and the surrounding area.

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Service map

Here you can see which services are available in the municipality. You can also use the search field in the map to find and mark a location, for example a residential address.

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