Welcome to Bjurholm – Sweden’s smallest municipality and one of the most secure for you and your family. Bjurholm is one of seven collaborating municipalities, where Umeå is the largest. Finding your own flat here is quite simple. Many who choose to settle in Bjurholm work or study in one of the adjacent municipalities.



In Bjurholm, the municipality is the largest landlord. The municipality has just over 170 flats. There are few private landlords.

Language groups in the locality

There are many who speak a language other than Swedish. There are 32 different nationalities in Bjurholm. The largest refugee languages are Arabic, Tigrinya and Somali.

Associations and organisations

Bjurholm has a number of churches, among them the Church of Sweden, the Pentecostal Church and the Swedish Evangelical Mission.

What is available in the immediate area

Here you can find shops, library, employment service, second-hand shops, cafés, gym, bank, study association, pharmacy and a swimming pool.


Bjurholm has short waiting lists for nursery school places, so you child can quickly get a place.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Castorskolan is the municipality’s school for pre-school to year 9, and is located in central Bjurholm close to the library and swimming pool.

Education opportunities

There is Swedish for Immigrants (SfI) for levels A-D, and this is carried out daily Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 15.30. There are good communications in the municipality for practical sessions. All other education is done elsewhere. In the same house where the SfI teaching is done, there is also the municipality’s refugee coordinator.

Health and medical care

Bjurholm’s medical centre has both doctors and dentists. Read more on Västerbotten county council’s website.

Interpreter assistance

There are opportunities to get help from an interpreter for contacts with public authorities. Many public authorities today publish lots of information in several languages.

Public transport

Bjurholm is located 60 km from Umeå, and the bus takes about one hour. is a portal for public transport in Västerbotten. Umeå airport is around 65 km away. It takes one hour to fly from Umeå to Stockholm.

Work and entrepreneurship

Bjurholm municipality is the largest employer, and within the private sector Nyåkers Pepparkakor is the largest. Many commute for work to Umeå. You can search for employers in the municipalities of Vännäs and Umeå.

Vacant jobs

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

Write in any word to filter the list
Job headingProfession
1:e socialsekreterare Socialsekreterare
Bemannia söker telefonist på deltid sökes till Bjurholm Växeltelefonist
Omvårdnadspersonal Undersköterska, hemtjänst och äldreboende
Sjuksköterskor till Thorax vårdavdelning , Hjärtcentrum i Umeå Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
First level controller (nationell kontrollant) Controller
Sjuksköterskor till slutenvården , Psykiatricentrum VB , Umeå Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
E - hälsochef Enhetschef, hälso- och sjukvård
Projektledare , ProcessIT Projektledare, IT
2 st säljare till Northbike i Sundsvall Bilförsäljare
Butikschef - Umeå Butikschef
Leg psykolog , Neuroteamet Habiliteringscentrum , Umeå Psykolog
Vikarierande socialsekreterare Socialsekreterare
Senior specialist inom infrastruktur till APL IT i Umeå Infrastrukturarkitekt
Mätningstekniker Drift- och underhållsingenjör, anläggning
Arbetsledare Arbetsledare, anläggning
Mjukvarukonstruktör Mjukvaruutvecklare
Personliga assistenter sökes till barnkund i Umeå! Personlig assistent
Universitetsadjunkt Universitets- och högskoleadjunkt
Biträdande universitetslektorat i klinisk oral fysiologi / ST - tandläkare Forskarassistent
Forskare Biolog

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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.

Choose what should be displayed on the map

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

2 419

Size by area

1 374 km2

Distance to larger towns

Umeå 60 km

Vännäs 30 km

Municipality’s website

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