Standing still is the same as going backwards – and Arvika is a municipality on the move forwards. From a population point of view, Arvika municipality is the second largest municipality in Värmland county, with around 26,000 inhabitants. More than half the inhabitants live in Arvika, the main population centre. In Arvika you will find great quality of life, where closeness between people provides security and balance in life.


Stadsvy över Arvika


There are both private and municipal housing companies in Arvika municipality. Here you can choose between living in a flat, terraced house or detached house, irrespective of whether you want to buy or rent your home. The municipal company Arvika Fastighets AB is the largest manager of housing, with almost 3,000 flats in its portfolio.

Language groups in the locality

There are lots of different language groups represented in Arvika municipality. This is because the municipality has received refugees for many years, but also because the natural surroundings of the municipality are so beautiful that many have come here for that reason. The largest language groups are Somali, Arabic, Albanian, Bosnian, Persian, Dari, Urdu, Spanish, German and Dutch.

Associations and organisations

There are around 370 different associations within leisure, culture and religion. There are plenty of sports and exercis facilties around the municipality, walking paths in beautiful natural surroundings, a rich and varied music scene that engages both young and old. Art and culture are prominent in the area. There is a Somali and Keldan association, and also an Islamic centre, as well as churches such as the Church of Sweden, Mission Church, Pentecostal Church and Jehova’s Witnesses.

Stadsbild över Arvika

What is available in the immediate area

Arvika is a municipality where many different interests exist side by side., There are well-stocked food shops, traditional open-air market, restaurants serving Swedish classics and food from other cultures, cafés, clothes shops selling the latest fashions or second-hand.

There is a citizens’ office, library, employment service, social insurance office, tax office and social services office. The shops are varied, from small boutiques in town to rather larger DIY shops some way outside the centre. Furniture and household goods are available in all price classes, and there are a number of second-hand shops in the town centre. Arvika is around one hour’s car journey from Karlstad, where there is an IKEA.

Gågata i Arvika


Childcare is available throughout the municipality, and consists of nursery schools, pedagogic care, general nursery schools for 4–5 year olds, open nursery schools and holiday care.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Arvika has 17 comprehensive schools and two municipal upper secondary schools, offering most of the national programmes. There is also an independent school at lower and upper secondary level with a focus on aesthetics. If you like to sing or play an instrument in your spare time, you can apply to the municipal music school.

Education opportunities

Arvika business centre offers opportunities for adults to study. There is a learning centre, where you can study various further education and distance learning courses, occupational further education and specially designed courses. There is Swedish for Immigrants, special education for adults and upper secondary education for adults. Arvika also has Ingesund folk high school and Ingesund musik college.

Health and medical care

There are two medical centres in Arvika associated with Hälsoval Värmland; Vårdcentralen Verkstaden and Kinnekullehälsan. The hospital in Arvika has most specialisms and is one of three hospitals in Värmland.

Interpreter assistance

As there is a mutual need for understanding, we engage interpreters when necessary. This may be for contacts with work, schools, visits to public authorities and in healthcare. Most interpreter services are provided via telephone.

Public transport

In Arvika, far away is close by. Arvika’s location on the railway line from Stockholm to Oslo provides good connections with both capitals. From Arvika bus station, you can travel locally in Arvika, but also further on by long-distance buses to Stockholm, Göteborg and Örebro, among other places.

Work and entrepreneurship

With around 11,000 jobs, Arvika is a municipality where manufacturing industry dominates, with large companies such as Volvo, Thermia and Swegon, but there are also a number of smaller companies with great leading-edge competency. Healthcare, education and trade are other activities that offer many jobs. Around 1,500 persons commute from municipalities close by to work in Arvika.

Vacant jobs

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

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Job headingProfession
Säkerhetssäljare till Arvika Hemförsäljare
Avdelningschef , operationsavdelningen , Arvika Avdelningschef, landsting
Sjuksköterskor , medicinkliniken avdelning 79 , Arvika Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Bilplåtslagare Bilplåtslagare/Bilskade- och karosserireparatör
Bilmekaniker Fordonstekniker/Bilmekaniker/Personbilsmekaniker
Quality Engineering Manager Kvalitetschef
Bilmekaniker Arvika Fordonstekniker/Bilmekaniker/Personbilsmekaniker
Bilplåtslagare Arvika Bilplåtslagare/Bilskade- och karosserireparatör
Produktambassadör med stort matintresse Arvika med omnejd Butiksdemonstratör
ST - läkare , vårdcentralen Verkstaden , Arvika Specialistläkare
Distriktsläkare , vårdcentralen Verkstaden , Arvika Specialistläkare
Nattreceptionist Nattreceptionist/Nattportier
Besöksintervjuare i Arvika för Kantar Sifo AB. Intervjuare, opinionsundersökning
Personliga assistenter sökes till Arvika Personlig assistent
Säljledare Arvika Säljledare
Svetsare med MIG kompetens - Arvika Tunnplåtslagare
Sjuksköterska , ambulanssjukvården , Arvika Ambulanssjuksköterska
Veterinär till Distriktsveterinärerna Arvika Veterinär
Grundskollärare ; spanska och engelska åk 6 - 9 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Personlig assistent till kvinna i 65 - års åldern i Arvika Personlig assistent

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

25 807

Size by area

1 659 km2

Distance to larger towns

Karlstad 80 km

Oslo (Norge) 140 km

Göteborg 300 km

Stockholm 400 km

Municipality’s website

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