Gnesta is a young municipality at the heart of the Södermanland cultural landscape. You can reach us by commuter train from Stockholm in an hour. With the regional train, it takes only just over half an hour, and there are also connections to Linköping, Göteborg and Örebro. Gnesta municipality has a strong entrepreneurship spirit, with just over 1,000 registered companies. Many of them are agricultural, which, together with our lakes (180 in number), lays the foundation for our beautiful and varied natural landscape. Gnesta offers a broad range of leisure activities for all interests, ages and seasons. The municipality also includes the smaller population centres Stjärnhov, Björnlunda and Laxne. Here you can also enjoy the beautiful landscape and many activities within culture and art.




The municipal housing company Gnestahem can offer central housing in the main town, but also housing in the smaller population centres around the municipality for those who want to be close to the forest and lakes. You can also choose to rent housing from private housing companies. More information about these is available on Gnesta municipality’s website.

For newly arrived refugees, the integration coordinator at the citizens’ office can help you find a flat.

Language groups in the locality

The major language groups in Gnesta municipality apart from Swedish are currently English, Arabic, Tigrinya, Persian and Dari.

Associations and organisations

Gnesta has a broad range of associations, and you can read more about them in our association register. There are no specific immigrant associations in the municipality, but these are available in nearby larger towns.

What is available in the immediate area

Gnesta town has an employment service, library and a citizens’ office. There are lots of different types of shops, as well as banks, pharmacy, cinema and a popular swimming pool, etc. There are two food shops in the centre, and one on the outskirts of Gnesta. The smaller population centres in the municipality have several shops and food stores, such as Strandhallen in Stjärnhov and Jarbells in Björnlunda.

Gnesta has two second hand shops with furniture and household goods.

Gnesta’s Integration Unit provides information and general services for persons born abroad.



There are 11 municipal and 3 private nursery schools in Gnesta municipality. Each nursery school has between two and four departments. You can read more about nursery schools, primary and secondary schools at the municipality’s website.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

There are five municipal schools. Frejaskolan, Pre-school – Year 9, and Dansutskolan, Pre-school – Year 5, in Gnesta, Kvarnbackaskolan, Pre-school – Year 5, in Stjärnhov, Welandersborgsskolan, Pre-school – Year 5 in Björnlunda and Laxneskolan, Pre-school – Year 5, in Laxne. Gnesta also has an independent Waldorf school, Pre-school – Year 9.

Gnesta municipality does not have its own upper secondary school, but there is an independent one – Baggium Gnesta practical upper secondary school. There are also agreements with the municipalities of Strängnäs, Flen, Nyköping, Salem, Botkyrka and Södertälje.​​


Education opportunities

For adults wishing to study, there are many opportunities depending on what you are interested in and at what level you want to study. For example, the Education Centre in central Gnesta offers adult education, special adult education, Swedish for immigrants, further education, etc. Read more on the municipality’s website.

Health and medical care

If you need health and medical care, there is a medical centre in Gnesta. There is also a district nurse clinic in Stjärnhov. The nearest accident and emergency centre is in Nyköping, which is around 45 km from Gnesta. Gnesta also has family centre/antenatal care centre. If you need dental care, there is public dental care at Folktandvården and a number of private dental clinics in Gnesta municipality.​

Interpreter assistance

Interpreting assistance is offered in contacts with the municipality, public authorities and medical care, if necessary.

Public transport

Gnesta municipality is easily reached, with the E4 motorway and the railway as important transport routes. Public transport consists of train traffic stopping in Gnesta, as well as regional and local bus traffic, which makes the smaller population centres accessible as well. Gnesta station is the municipality’s transport hub, with coordination between trains and buses. For the smaller population centres in the municipality, there is regular public transport by bus.

A large number of the municipality’s inhabitants in paid employment commute to workplaces outside the municipality, by train, bus or car. The commuter train takes 30 minutes to Södertälje, and the journey time to Stockholm is less than an hour by train.

Work and entrepreneurship

In Gnesta municipality, Rekal Svenska AB and the municipality itself are the major employers. There is also a large number of other, smaller companies. For example, Scania and Astra in Södertälje and CamfillFarr in Trosa are within commuting distance.

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
Tjäna mellan 30 - 100 000kr i mån , Telia Field Sales Hemförsäljare
Timvikarie som boendestödjare till Kaprifolens Gruppboende , Gnesta Vårdare/Arbetshandledare/Boendestödjare
Vikariat förskollärare till förskolan Fågeldansen Lärare i förskola/Förskollärare
Vikariat barnskötare på förskolan Fågeldansen Barnskötare
Tjäna 25 - 60 000kr+ / mån Tradecom AB Eventsäljare/Eventförsäljare
2 stycken grundskollärare till årskurs 6 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Förskollärare till förskolan Korallen , Stjärnhov Lärare i förskola/Förskollärare
Lärare mot fritidshem Lärare i fritidshem/Fritidspedagog
2 lärare till åk 6 på Frejaskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Timvikarier till Freja F - 6 Lärarassistent
Cateringchaufför Gnesta Cateringarbetare
Enhetschef för boendestöd , Sol - boende , sysselsättning enligt Sol och nattpa Enhetschef inom social omsorg
Fysioterapeut / Sjukgymnast sökes för tillträde omgående! Fysioterapeut/Sjukgymnast
Biståndshandläggare Biståndsbedömare/Biståndshandläggare
Utredare med kommunikationskompetens Handläggare/Utredare, offentlig förvaltning
Boendestödjare Vårdare/Arbetshandledare/Boendestödjare
Kommunvägledare till nytt servicecenter Informatör/Kommunikatör
Produktionsplanerare Arbetsledare, tillverkning textil-träprod.
Frivilligsamordnare Äldrepedagog
Aktivitetssamordnare Friskvårdsledare

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

10 400

Size by area

540 km2

Distance to larger towns

Södertälje 34 km

Nyköping 44 km

Stockholm 67 km

Municipality’s website

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