Hedemora is the oldest town in Dalarna and the centre of the municipality. It has six other population centres: Långshyttan, Garpenberg, Vikmanshyttan, Stjärnsund, Dala-Husby and Västerby. The municipality has 15,085 residents.


Hedemora municipality is centrally located in a densely populated region of southern Dalarna. Communications are excellent. National Route 70 passes Hedemora and is an artery for traffic between the Mälardalen and Dalarna. There are several trains a day to and from Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as towards the north.

Hedemora municipality offers easy access to nature as well as to major cities. It provides good opportunities for development, with many preschools and schools. Hedemora town has a heritage quarter and a town centre with a good mix of services and shops.


Hedemora municipality has a municipal-owned housing company, Hedemora Bostäder. There are also a number of private housing companies, and a list of them is available on our website.

Lekplats i park 

Language groups in the locality

Some of the languages spoken in the municipality, apart from Swedish, are: Somali, Tigrinya, Dari, English, Kurdish, Persian and Russian.

Associations and organisations

Hedemora municipality offers good opportunities for sporting as well as cultural activities, and ample outdoor life. There are currently around 200 different associations, and you can search for ones that interest you in the company register on the municipality's website.

Most events in the municipality are advertised in the Events calendar.

What is available in the immediate area

In the centre of Hedemora are Arbetsförmedlingen, a library and the municipality's reception service, as well as a number of shops and cafés. Slightly farther away, but still within walking distance, are three supermarkets (Hemköp, Ica and Lidl).

Långshyttan has an ICA supermarket, among other shops. Dala-Husby, Stjärnsund and Vikmanshyttan all have local village shops.

Utsidan av biblioteket i Hedemora 


There are a number of preschools in the municipality, and you can find out on our website where they are located. Click on the name of the preschool to read more.

There is also a family centre where other children and adults can meet and you can also see personnel from the child healthcare clinic there. Språkstugan is part of the family centre, and this offers persons with children under the age of five the chance to learn practical Swedish focusing on the children.

Snödroppen is a private preschool, and Noas Ark a Christian one.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

There are many preschools and compulsive schools throughout Hedemora municipality. There is also a lower secondary school, Vasaskolan, and an upper secondary school, Martin Koch-gymnasiet - both of these are located in Hedemora town. Click on the name of the school to read more.

There are also two independent schools, Olympicaskolan and Annaskolan, both offering classes from preschool to year 9.

Education opportunities

Hedemora municipality can also offer other opportunities for learning. Vuxenutbildningen, for example, offers Komvux (adult education), Sfi (Swedish for immigrants) and Särvux (special needs adult education). Utbildningscentrum Gruvorten is focused on training blasters, including on a higher vocational programme and an upper secondary programme.  

Health and medical care

There are two medical centres in the municipality, one in Hedemora and one in Långshyttan (around 30 minutes from Hedemora by car, and there are also buses). You can find dentists in Hedemora. For emergency care, Avesta hospital is around 20 minutes south by car. If you have a life-threatening illness or accident, call 112.

Interpreter assistance

Hedemora does not have its own interpreter service, instead we get this help externally from other types of organisations or language teachers. If you need help, you can get it.

Public transport

One of the great strengths of Hedemora municipality is that you are never far from larger cities. It takes less than two hours to get to Stockholm, Uppsala and the Mälardalen region by train, for example. The urban heart of the county in Falun/Borlänge is 40 minutes away by car, and public transport connections with it are good. 35 km from Hedemora is Dala Airport in Borlänge.

For more information about buses, trains and other connections, please see Dalatrafik and SJ.

Work and entrepreneurship

Hedemora's business sector is characterised by its many entrepreneurs and small businesses. Many people who live and work in the municipality have created their own workplaces with the help of their creativity and that of others. Hedemora Näringsliv AB offers free advice and guidance on how to start up, develop and establish a business.

The major sectors for employment in the municipality are care and nursing, mining, other industry, agriculture and forestry. The business community also includes companies specialising in e g technology, construction and artisanal foods.

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
IT - Tekniker IT-tekniker/Datatekniker
Kundtjänstmedarbetare Kundtjänstmedarbetare
Leg. Sjuksköterska Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Lärare i modersmål och studiehandledare , arabiska Modersmålslärare i grundskolan
Lärare i modersmål och studiehandledare , ryska Modersmålslärare i grundskolan
Lärare i modersmål och studiehandledare , somaliska Modersmålslärare i grundskolan
Lärare i modersmål och studiehandledare , tigrinska Modersmålslärare i grundskolan
Lärare i modersmål och studiehandledare , kurdiska (kurmanji) Modersmålslärare i grundskolan
Lärare i modersmål finska Modersmålslärare i grundskolan
Lärare i modersmål och studiehandledare , dari / persiska Modersmålslärare i grundskolan
Arbetsmiljö och brandskyddsamordnare Arbetsmiljöinspektör
2D Digital Artist för spelutveckling 2D-grafiker
PLM Configuration Manager till CTEK i Vikmanshyttan Systemansvarig
Beteendevetare till Långshyttans vårdcentral Psykolog
Beteendevetare till Långshyttans vårdcentral Psykolog
Teamledare Behandlingsassistent/Socialpedagog
Industriarbetare till Hedemora Montör, metallprodukter
Logistics Coordinator to CTEK in Vikmanshyttan Logistiker
Sjuksköterska / skolsköterska till Dormsjöskolan och Annaskolan Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Förskollärare i Svenska Kyrkan Lärare i förskola/Förskollärare

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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

15 085​

Size by area

934 km2

Distance to larger towns

Borlänge 41 km

Dala-airport 35 km

Falun 50 km

Sälen 235 km

Leksand 85 km

Mora 130 km

Arlanda flygplats 145 km

Stockholm, 175 km

Uppsala 120 km

Örebro 145 km

Göteborg 430 km

Municipality’s website

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