Hudiksvall is a beautiful coastal city, which was founded in the year 1582. The city's main businesses consisted of fishing, maritime, craft and industry. The fishing business was an important source of income for several hundred years. In Fiskarstan and near the boat houses at Möljen, you can see the remains of this epoch.
Within the municipality, there is a municipal housing company and some private landlords. If you want to wait in a housing queue or receive more information on available properties through H-Bostäder, you can do it through their
Blocket, a website for additional available properties within the municipality.
In the municipality, there is a queue for available plots. Those who are above the age of 18 and want to build a permanent home can register on the waiting list for a plot. Only one application per household can be submitted. Read more on the
municipality's website - Queue for plots (Tomtkön) or on the page
Language groups in the locality
In Hudiksvall, you can see a rich diversity of cultural and linguistic aspects. The biggest language groups at the moment are Arabic, Tigrinya, Dari and Farsi. Swahili, Tamil and Spanish are a few others.
Associations and organisations
Hudiksvall municipality has a rich social life in many areas. The associations offer opportunities for rewarding leisure and community. Do you want tips on recreational activities? Internship? Summer jobs? Do you need help and support? Welcome to
hudiksvall.se/ung! Read more on
tourist agency or visit Hälsingland museum's, and
Glysisvallen AB's websites for more information on activities.
You can find information on municipal companies on
the municipality's website.
You can also find more information on associations on
What is available in the immediate area
The centre is where all shops are located. There are different types of stores, banks, pharmacies, cinema halls, libraries and grocery stores. There are some stores that sell food and spices from the Middle East and Asia.
There is a prayer hall located in the Western part of the city.
Thousands of books, audio books, newspapers, journals and other media are available completely free of cost at our eight
libraries or the book bus.
In the Hudiksvall centre, you will find
the Swedish Public Employment Service and also the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Swedish Pensions Agency and
the Swedish Tax Agency, which offer customer service in the same premises.
You can find shops at the centre, in the Guldsmeden shopping centre or at the Fyren shopping mall. Visit
Centrumhandel for information on shops in Hudiksvall. For those who like antiques, visit
There are also many second-hand shops that sell furniture and domestic appliances, clothes, equipment and more.
Erikshjälpen, Red Cross, is located in Hudiksvall and Forsa. Resursen, Café 7:an, Biståndscenter at Håstaholmen; Dakapo in Forsa and Säcken in Delsbo. You can also buy second-hand things online on
Hudiksvall municipality offers about
30 preschools, divided in three areas: south, north and west. Children who have physical, psychological or other special needs
for their development, can get the required support.
Visit the municipality's homepage for more information on
Preschools & family day-care homes (Förskola & familjedaghem).
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
In Hudiksvall municipality, there are
17 primary and lower secondary schools with a total of 3,500 students, divided in three learning units: North, South and West.
schools offer a creative environment, which is characterised by transparency and diversity with a varied selection and specialisations. Visit
the municipality's homepage for more detailed information.
Broman upper secondary school offers 14 national upper secondary programmes, of which nine are professional programmes and six are college preparatory programmes. The National professional program in the Upper Secondary Special School is available
here. In the municipality, there is also
Glada Hudik upper secondary school and primary and lower secondary school, which is a free school.
Adult education in the Hudiksvall municipality offers education at
lärvux, Centre for development and learning - Cul,
professional high school and
sfi (Swedish for Immigrants). On the
adult education website, you can read more.
There is also a college in Hudiksvall. At Cul, you can take most course that the university colleges and universities offer as distance courses. Studying at university
college level at Cul means that you are registered at a university or university college, e.g.
University college in Gävle, but do your studies on Cul.
The county council operates a public university college in the municipality, Forsa public university college in Forsa.
here for more information on what studying in Sweden implies or choose a programme or university on
Health and medical care
There are many healthcare centres in the municipality's suburbs, Hudiksvall, Iggesund and Delsbo. They are run by the county council but also by private healthcare providers. The locality has one of the county's two emergency hospitals, which among others, houses one of Sweden's most modern x-ray departments.
The public dental clinic is located within the County Council as well as private dental clinics are available at several places in the municipality.
the County Council Gävleborg's website, you can find more information on
Healthcare centres, Hospitals, Dentists and
Help for children and youth.
BRIS Children's rights in the society, on the telephone number
+46 (0) 116 111, those who are under 18 years, can call and talk to a counsellor for assistance on any concerning matter (completely free).
Adults who would like to talk about children, can call
+46 (0) 771 50 50 50 and talk to a counsellor for assistance on any child-related matter (completely free).
Violence against women: The association Women's shelter Vändpunkten: Your problems and experiences are not small or insignificant.
The municipal social services have supporting activities for women. Come to us!
Kvinnofridslinjen is a support telephone line for those who have experienced threats, violence or sexual harassment.
If you do not speak or understand Swedish, you have the right to an interpreter in your language, for communicating with the authorities.
Connectivity, both by train and daily coaches, is good (Xtrafik,
SJ, Y-bus and the Härjedalingen).
Tickets are cheaper for students. Buy your student pass
Work and entrepreneurship
Do you need a licence or a building permit to start a company? Read on the municipality's
website or visit
Tillväxtverket (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth) provides information on permits that are required for different business activities. You can find information on
Business Sweden or on
Work in Sweden's website.
Here, we have compiled links on job vacancies from employers in Gävle:
On the municipality's
Arbetsförmedlingen's website or on