There are various types of accommodation in Karlskoga, including 2500 municipal flats and several private landlords.
Flats to rent in Karlskoga
Finding accommodation in Karlskoga
Language groups in the locality
Karlskoga is a Finnish administrative area (meaning that the Finnish-speaking inhabitants have certain language rights enshrined in law) as Finnish is one of the largest language groups. Other common languages are English, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Somali, Tigrinya, Persian, Kurmanji, Chinese, Vietnamese and Sorani.
Associations and organisations
Karlskoga municipality has a broad and varied civil society engaging many people. There are about 200 registered associations in the municipality, all of them listed in the municipality’s
What is available in the immediate area
Karlskoga is the municipality’s central community. The town has a
library, shops, supermarkets with foreign food products, cafés, restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor ice hockey rink, football pitches, playgrounds and parks.
Several big chain stores are represented in and around Karlskoga.
There are several second-hand shops/flea markets where you can buy inexpensive clothes and furniture.
Any shops or offerings not available in the municipality can be found within a radius of 70 km, with the nearest larger towns being Örebro and Karlstad.
Public authorities represented in Karlskoga include the
Employment Service, the
Social Insurance Agency, the
Migration Board and
Karlskoga has open preschools, preschools and family day nurseries.
Preschools are intended for children between the ages of 1 and 5 who need to be looked after. A list of all the municipality’s preschools is available on the
municipality’s website. You can also apply for a preschool place for your child on the website.
open preschools, where parents can go with their children to play with them, meet other parents and receive advice and support in the their role as parents. Open preschools are free and require no registration – you can go every now and then or every day they are open. Activities are led by preschool teachers.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
Karlskoga has nine municipal comprehensive schools and one independent comprehensive school.
Our upper secondary school is called
Möckelngymnasiet and offers both theoretical and vocational programmes.
There is also an independent upper secondary school,
Karlskoga idrottsgymnasium, with a sports specialisation.
Karlskoga has higher vocational education,
a folk high school,
municipal adult education and
Swedish for immigrants.
If you want to study at a university, there are two to choose from nearby – in
The educational associations in Karlskoga offer further education options through meetings and study circles. Educational associations in Karlskoga include ABF, Sensus, Vuxenskolan and Eductus.
Health and medical care
Karlskoga has a modern
general hospital providing emergency medical care and a delivery ward, among other services.
We are part of
Örebro County Council.
three medical care centres – Baggängen, Brickegården and Karolina care centres, with paediatric and obstetrics centres.
Dental care – Karlskoga has both private and public options.
Karlskoga municipality is responsible for care of the elderly, of functionally disabled people and of children and families needing extra support.
If you want to contact the municipality, we will arrange an interpreter if you need one, via the interpreting service on 0586-616 86.
Other interpretation services, or for help in arranging an interpreter, phone Örebro 019-602 31 55.
Länstrafiken i Örebro runs all public transport in Karlskoga – timetables etc. are available here. Karlskoga’s bus terminal is in the centre, and buses depart from there to destinations including Örebro, Karlstad, Stockholm and Oslo.
Mobility services are available for those entitled to them.
If you want to travel by train, the railway station is in Degerfors, and you can book tickets on
There is a
taxi company Karlskoga.
For air travel, the nearest airports are in
Work and entrepreneurship
There are 2300 businesses in Karlskoga, listed in the municipality’s
We have considerable, and internationally recognised, technological know-how in the defence and chemical industries, and we are also one of the municipalities with the highest number of engineers in employment. The engineering industry is big in Karlskoga, with about 4800 employees. Medical care, nursing and public administration employs about 3000 people.
The biggest employers are Karlskoga municipality, Transcom, Karlskoga general hospital and SAAB Bofors Dynamics.
If you want to know more about running a business and the business community in Karlskoga, contact the municipal
Karlskoga Näringsliv & Turism AB.