Hudiksvall is located on E4, about 80 km to the south of Sundsvall and about 130 km to the north of Gävle. Here, you meet people with an open attitude. Moreover, there is a living cultural heritage where old traditions meet the present day's impulses. Hudiksvall is the central place in Hudiksvall municipality but there are many suburbs, among others, Iggesund, Delsbo and Forsa. There are shops, banks, healthcare centres, dental clinics, etc. in the suburbs.


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 website.

Or visit 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 build (Bygga).

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! Read more on Experience-do.

Contact Hudiksvall's tourist agency or visit Hälsingland museum's, and Hälsingland 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 Butik 66.

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 Blocket.


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.

The 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.

Education opportunities

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.

Click here for more information on what studying in Sweden implies or choose a programme or university on University admissions.

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.

On the County Council Gävleborg's website, you can find more information on Healthcare centres, Hospitals, Dentists and Pharmacies.

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.

Domestic violence. 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.

Interpreter assistance

If you do not speak or understand Swedish, you have the right to an interpreter in your language, for communicating with the authorities.

Public transport

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 here.

Work and entrepreneurship

Do you need a licence or a building permit to start a company? Read on the municipality's website or visit HNA. 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 website, on Arbetsförmedlingen's website or on Blocket.

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
Undersköterska till klinisk kemi och transfusionsmedicin i Norra Hälsinglan Undersköterska, vård- o specialavd. o mottagning
Servicemedarbetare Hudiksvall Sjukhusstädare
Restaurangbiträde Restaurangbiträde
Undersköterska med erfarenhet från vårdcentral. Undersköterska, vård- o specialavd. o mottagning
Psykiatrisjuksköterska sökes till Hudiksvall Sjuksköterska, psykiatrisk vård
IVA - sjusköterskor sökes till Hudiksvall Intensivvårdssjuksköterska
Dialyssjuksköterskor sökes till mottagning i Hudiksvall Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Sjuksköterska sökes till akuten i Hudiksvall Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Produktionstekniker inom skärande bearbetning till Sunfab Produktionstekniker, maskin/verkstad
Undersköterska till glada Hudik Undersköterska, vård- o specialavd. o mottagning
Enhetschef inom funktionsnedsättning Enhetschef inom social omsorg
Skolsköterskor till Centrala elevhälsan Skolsköterska
Samordnare - Serviceenheten Hälsingland Handläggare/Utredare, offentlig förvaltning
Undersköterskor till medicinavdelningen i Hudiksvall Undersköterska, vård- o specialavd. o mottagning
Te Crea Care söker sjuksköterska till hjärtavdelning Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Personlig assistent ca 75% tjänst Personlig assistent
AnnSam söker sjuksköterskor till HIA i Hudiksvall Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Fysioterapeut till fysioterapi specialistvård Hudiksvall Fysioterapeut/Sjukgymnast

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

37 000

Size by area

2 745 km2

Distance to larger towns

Stockholm 297 km

Göteborg 641 km

Malmö 905 km

Sundsvall 83 km

Gävle 130 km

Municipality’s website

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