Bengtsfors municipality is best known for its beautiful countryside. The municipality has five populations centres: Bengtsfors (central town), Billingsfors, Skåpafors, Bäckefors and Dals Långed. Bengtsfors municipality is located in Dalsland county, between Sweden’s largest lake Vänern and Norway. The railway between Göteborg and Olso runs through the southern part of the municipality. This area has most of the work in industry and within health and medical care, and also education.



Bengtsfors has a municipal housing company, Bengtsforshus. It has information about vacant flats and the option to apply for a flat. There are also a number of private landlords, and more information is available on the municipality’s website.

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Language groups in the locality

Nordic languages (Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Islandish) European languages (Romani, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croat, Albanian, Russian, Flemish, Dutch, Belgian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, English, Turkish). Other language groups represented in the municipality are: Arabic, Somali, Tigrinya, Uzbec, Kirigizian, Kurdish, Persian, Urdu, Farsi, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Thai, Krio (Creole from Sierra Leone).

Associations and organisations

There are many associations in Bengtsfors municipality. Among them is the association Kalas utan gränser, which is a cultural association with multi-cultural activities. In our association register you can find information about the associations in Bengtsfors municipality.

What is available in the immediate area

Billingsfors has Mötesplatsen, where people from many different cultures and language groups have opportunities for activities, can borrow computers and meet the Swedish Migration Board. There is also employment service and library (Bengtsfors, Dals Långed, Bäckefors). The second-hand shop Returen sells used furniture and more at Karls Gärde outside Dals Långed.


There are nursery schools in all population centres within the municipality. Bengtsfors also has a family centre, where parents are welcome together with their children.

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Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Comprehensive schools for years 1–5 are located in Bengtsfors, Dals Långed and Bäckefors. Bengtsfors also has a comprehensive school for years 6–9 and upper secondary school with a broad range of courses. Bengtsfors also has a comprehensive special school for children with various disabilities.

Education opportunities

Bengtsfors offers opportunities for adult education. Adult education offers a broad range of courses, both our own and in collaboration with universities and other actors. Here you can also study Swedish for Immigrants, Sfi. Dals Långed also has a craft and design college – HDK Steneby.

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Health and medical care

Bengtsfors has a medical centre with ante-natal clinic and child healthcare clinic. It also has a number of dentists. Bäckefors has a hospital with an emergency centre.

Interpreter assistance

The municipality uses authorised interpreter from the interpreter centres in Karlstad and Region West.

Public transport

Getting to and from Bengtsfors is easiest by bus, it is Västtrafik that operates buses in the area. If you want to travel by train, you first have to get to one of our neighbouring municipalities, Dals-Ed or Åmål.

Work and entrepreneurship

Bengtsfors has the business company Bengtsfors Utvecklings AB, which can help you set up a company.

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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There may be more jobs avaible

Some job ads lacks an address to the workplace and will not be displayed on the map, but can be found under the tab "Vacant jobs".


Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

ca 9500

Size by area

890 km2

Distance to larger towns

Karlstad 110 km

Göteborg 170 km

Oslo 180 km

Municipality’s website

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