Dalarnas län

Dalarna covers the same area as Belgium, but with the difference that here there are just under 300,000 inhabitants, while there are 10.5 million inhabitants in the same area in Belgium. Dalarna's largest lake, Siljan, was formed by a meteorite impact around 360 million years ago. Today, the Siljan area is a great tourist destination, and the lake forms a fantastic view, framed by the tall blue mountains in the north.


Housing situation

Are you thinking of moving here? How would you like to live, and where? There are many options in Dalarna, which is made up of 15 municipalities that are all different from each other. What are you looking for? A modern apartment in town or a house in the country, with cows grazing in a meadow outside your window? Or perhaps something in between?

Life in Dalarna offers plenty of variety. The mountains are nearby, as are waterways and countryside - but you are never far from towns either. There are many possibilities. Once you have decided to move here, we recommend that you contact the new residents contact officer in the municipality you are moving to. They have a network of contacts in the municipality, with information about child care, housing, schools/education programmes. Contact information is here.

More information about what it is like to live in Dalarna, and inspirational stories from the county, are available on Living in Dalarna.

Business and employers

Dalarna's business sector covers most things. From large international companies, such as the steel giant SSAB and the power company ABB to medium-sized and small companies. We have thousands of entrepreneurs within locally produced food, for example, and a large number of tourism companies, small and big, spread throughout the county. From raw materials and high technology to services and healthcare. Within ten years, one third of the personnel at Dalarna county health services will retire, so the need for new employees will increase over the next few years. In Dalarna, you can spice up your career with quality of life.

Via dalarna.se, you can find links to the municipality's business office, information about company and investment support, business organisations, etc.

With the website Framtid Dalarna, Region Dalarna wants to give the young people in the county a picture of where the jobs in Dalarna are located. The website is divided up into three parts: How to get a job, What jobs are available in Dalarna and People with jobs tell their stories. Here there is also information about the education programmes available in the county and job seeker tips from the companies. Read more on Framtid Dalarna's website.

Schools and education

Dalarna University was established in 1977 and has since then grown quickly. The two campus areas in Falun and Borlänge offer just over 60 programmes and around 1,100 courses with education adapted to the labour market. The university has around 16,000 students and around 800 employees. There is also a great range of comprehensive and upper secondary schools. More information about them and childcare can be found on the municipalities' websites.

Medical care

Dalarna county council offers health and medical care to the inhabitants of the county and visitors, including dental and oral healthcare. If you or a close relative becomes ill and need advice during daytime on weekdays, you should contact your medical centre. You can find the medical centres here. The district doctor or healthcare personnel take care of the most common health problems, and refer you on to other specialist care as necessary. If you need acute medical care, please telephone your medical centre or 1177 Vårdguiden before going to the accident and emergency clinic. If is is an emergency and you or someone close to you need immediate help, ring 112.

Culture and leisure

Culture makes people develop. Our self-confidence and ability to express ourselves, our imagination and creativity are reinforced when we experience, create or learn something new. Where people grow, so does democracy. The aim of the activities of Dalarna county council is that they shall be broad and of high quality, and distributed throughout the county. Support to culture, associations, public education and schools increases the opportunities for all who live here to impact on the development of society. The actors within the cultural and educational area shall be many. Creative environments contribute to social networks, regional development and growth.

On Visit Dalarna there is lots of information about various leisure activities and events throughout the county.

Associations and organisations – civil society

We have a broad and strong range of associations. Organisations such as the Swedish Red Cross and Save the Children, just like churches and religious associations, have a prominent role in the county, and in several municipalities there are activities and meeting places to ensure established and newly arrived persons can meet other inhabitants of the municipalities. Many municipalities have their own association registers, which can be found on the website of the municipality in question.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the county and in the surrounding counties.

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Here you will find information on associations and organisations in the county.

A Falun for everyone

Ett Falun för alla  (A Falun for everyone) offers, among other things, a language cafe, baking and grilling sausages.

A Mora for everyone

Works for tolerance and openness. Offers, among other things, gathering points (tea gatherings, film shows) and seminars. Contact via email.

ABF - Arbetarnas bildningsförbund

Arbetarnas bildningsförbund (Workers' educational association) offers study circles and courses.

Art in Dalarna

Konst i Dalarna (art in Dalarna) is an interest group and a network for artists in Dalarna county. Members include painters, sculptors, graphic artists, wood carvers, ceramic artists, photographers, filmmakers, textile designers etc. It is currently running a project directed towards artists who have moved here recently. Konst i Dalarna aims to be a professional network and will be holding exhibitions on the theme of moving, as well as network meetings.

Borlänge bandy

Borlänge bandy organises the project Skridskor för alla (ice skating for everyone), which aims at bringing about integration and diversity within the club and municipality.

Ibn Rushd Mitt

​Ibn Rushd is a muslim study federation, which works towards ensuring democracy and human rights and works actively to strengthen the Swedish Muslim identity. It engages people in social debate, produces study material and offers a wide range of seminars, study circles and cultural events.

Immigrant Institute

Immigrantinstitutet (the Immigrant Institute) has compiled all national organisations and local associations; among others, immigrant associations and youth organisations are listed.

Integration association Almustafa

Integration association Almustafa is located in Ludvika.

JOKO Multicultural association

JOKO - a meeting place for all cultures. Offers dance, music, lectures, study circles, etc. It is located in Falun.


Kvinnojourerna is a feminist organisation without religious or party-political affiliations. All the women involved with its helpline and shelter activities have intimate knowledge of violence against women.

NBV Dalarna

NBV is a sobriety movement, which works with people education, study circles, comrade circles and cultural events. Falun has a diversity project called “One shares”. It is built on regularly gathering people from all corners of the world through music, song and dance.

Rädda Barnen (Save the children) Falun

Is a children's rights organisation, which works towards ensuring that children’s' needs, interests and rights are met. The organisation has centres all over the world and is politically and religiously independent.

Rädda barnen has local associations in 11 of Dalarna's municipalities and organises various activities for the newly arrived and unaccompanied minors. Some examples are help with homework, language cafe and efforts at the refugee camps.

Red Cross Dalarna

The Red Cross has local associations in all the municipalities of Dalarna and runs several organisations, for example meeting place and second-hand shop Kupan, language cafes, help with homework, activities for unaccompanied young people and activities for family reunion.

Rights centre (Rättighetscentrum) Dalarna

The Rights centre (Rättighetscentrum) is an anti-discrimination bureau. The centre provides free consultation to people who feel discriminated.

Sensus Dalarna

​Sensus is a study association which raises global issues and life and diversity issues. Sensus offers study circles.


Tillsammansskapet (meaning togetherness) is an anti-racial platform for networks and associations that work on enhancing solidarity in the local society. It organises gatherings and is located in Ludvika, Smedjebacken, Mora, Falun and Borlänge.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

The IKF (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom) is a federation of several associations throughout Sweden that works toward integration and against racism. The local associations are in Falun and Borlänge.

Service map

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