Borlänge has a municipal housing company that rents out flats,
Tunabyggen. There are also several private housing companies that you can find on the
Language groups in the locality
The language groups vary due to immigration and emigration. Currently, the major language groups in Borlänge are Somali, Thai, Arabic and Kurmanji. Persian, Turkish, Albanian and Tigrinya are also on the increase.
Associations and organisations
There are lots of different associations with varying focus in Borlänge. In the
municipality’s association register, you can search for an association to suit your interests. On the municipality’s web page New in Sweden you can find more information about the immigrant associations there are.
What is available in the immediate area
Borlänge centre has a
library, employment service, tax office, social insurance office, guidance centre and teaching in
Swedish for Immigrants, SfI. The
social welfare service office is located in the town hall, Röda Vägen 50. You can find information for new arrivals
on our website.
IKEA is Borlänge’s newest and largest furniture warehouse and is located in Norra Backa, next to the Kupolen shopping centre. The shop "Ta till vara" in Åselby sells second-hand furniture.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
On Gysam’s website there is also summary information about how to choose your upper secondary programme, and the specialisations and schools pupils can choose from.
Health and medical care
If you do not speak or understand Swedish, you are entitled to help from an interpreter of your language when contacting public authorities, the municipality or healthcare. This should be booked in advance by the authority in question. More information can be found on
Borlänge municipality’s website.
Within Borlänge municipality, you travel on the Dalatrafik buses, which stop throughout the municipality.
Work and entrepreneurship
There are major employers in Borlänge – Borlänge municipality, SSAB and the Swedish Transport Administration are three bodies employing many Borlänge inhabitants. On the municipality’s website you can find links to the employment service and vacant positions within Borlänge municipality. If you want to start your own company, there is
more information from the business office of the municipality.