Lycksele, ”Lapland’s Stockholm”, has been the hub of Lapland and Sami culture for several centuries. Here we enjoy having the wilderness on our doorstep, proper winters, sunlit summer nights and more time for each other. Our quality of life is high, and our companies create a flourishing business community. With jobs available and with faith in the future, we welcome you!


Lycksele stad
Foto: Marino Karlsson


The biggest manager and provider of flats to rent in Lycksele is LYBO, Lycksele bostäder AB, a municipal housing company. LYBO owns and manages about 1340 flats to rent. If you want to get on its housing list, find more information about its flats or make appointments to visit flats that are available now, you can do so on LYBO’s website.

There are a number of private property owners in Lycksele who rent out flats. List of landlords in Lycksele municipality. Newly arrived refugees receive help from the Integration department in finding a flat.

Language groups in the locality

There are many different language groups in Lycksele, in part because the municipality has been receiving refugees for a very long time. Some of the biggest languages besides Swedish are English, Arabic, Tigrinya, Amharic, Oromo, Somali, Thai, Dari, Krio, Dinka, Lingala, French, Sami and Swahili.

Associations and organisations

Lycksele has a vibrant civil society, with about 245 associations. Each year, several of these organise major events, competitions and activities. There are a number of churches, religious communions and societies in Lycksele, including the Church of Sweden, the Pentecostal Church, the Mission Covenant Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mother of Christ Catholic Congregation and Lycksele’s Muslim Association. Other organisations include the Lycksele Red Cross and Medborgarskolan Lycksele. A list of all associations can be found in the association register.

What is available in the immediate area

Lycksele has many shops and other types of services. These include a number of supermarkets and shops selling clothes, shoes, furniture and electronics, a shop specialised in products for immigrants, three second-hand shops, a pharmacy, hotels, restaurants, banks, a pastry shop and cafés.

Torg i Lycksele
Photography: Nina Lindberg

Public services such as the Employment Service, the Social Insurance Agency, the Tax Agency, the social welfare office and the post office are represented in Lycksele. Other centrally located attractions include Lycksele animal park, the Ansia swimming pool, the library, indoor swimming pool, gym, recreation centre, bowling hall, cinema, education associations, driving schools etc.

Watch films about Lycksele:

The film about Lycksele

Summer film

Winter film


​Lycksele currently provides childcare within four months, and we have recently opened new preschools. One of them is open evenings and weekends in order to cover the need for childcare at those times. The municipality also offers pedagogic care (family day nursery) and open preschool.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

There are ten comprehensive schools in Lycksele, a special needs school and language classes. The upper secondary Tannbergsskolan offers a wide choice of programmes for adults as well as young people. In addition to 16 national programmes, it has skiing, hockey and football upper secondary programmes, special needs upper secondary school and adult education. In Lycksele we also have Second Chance school, which is a supplementary upper secondary programme.

Education opportunities

Municipal adult education in Lycksele has programmes for everyone, from secondary to post-secondary level, Sfi, vocational adult education and Second Chance school. Lycksele can also offer studies at university level, which Lycksele Learning centre organises in collaboration with several university programmes. On average, there are 50 full-time university students in Lycksele.

Health and medical care

Lycksele has a well-equipped emergency hospital, and the county’s ambulance helicopter is stationed here. Prehospital care is advanced and ambulance staff well trained. There are two health centres in Lycksele – one run by the County Council, Stenbergska, and one privately run, Medicinkonsulten AB. Both offer access to doctors, district nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and midwives. Stenbergska also has a youth clinic and national dental health care services.

Interpreter assistance

Interpreters are available for all contacts with public authorities and the municipality. Interpretation is mainly by telephone.

Public transport

Lycksele has a good transport network via road, air and rail. There are regular bus connections to different parts of the county and to other parts of Sweden. There is a train between Lycksele and Umeå. Daily flights between Lycksele and Stockholm Arlanda increase accessibility. The airport is about five km from central Lycksele, meaning that you can get to and from Stockholm Arlanda in about 85 minutes, seven days a week.

Work and entrepreneurship

Lycksele municipality has a high business density, with about 900 companies. If you want to start your own business, contact the municipality and ask for the business community developer. The biggest employers are Lycksele municipality, Västerbotten County Council, the Kristineberg Mine, Boliden Mineral, Hotell Lappland, ICA Supermarket, Coop, Hedlunda industrier and Texor. There are also big employers in the visitor and tourism industry, both in the population centre and in rural areas.

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
Drifttekniker Fastighetstekniker/Drifttekniker, fastighet
Säljare - Lycksele Butikssäljare, fackhandel
Nämndsekreterare Nämndsekreterare
Elevassistent till Utbildningscentrum Elevassistent
Sjuksköterskor semestervikariat , Lycksele lasarett Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Undersköterskor semestervikariat 2018 Lycksele Undersköterska, vård- o specialavd. o mottagning
Skattehandläggare , Lycksele Skattehandläggare
Lärare till Södermalmsskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 1-3
Ämneslärare till grundsärskolan Speciallärare
Fritidslärare / fritidspedagog till Forsdalaskolan Lärare i fritidshem/Fritidspedagog
Lärare i idrott och hälsa till Forsdalaskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Musiklärare till Forsdalaskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Lärare till särskild undervisningsgrupp Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Speciallärare eller lärare till Finnbacksskolan Speciallärare
Lärare i bild till årskurs 7 - 9 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Lärare i franska till årskurs 7 - 9 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Lärare i tyska till årskurs 7 - 9 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Lärare i SV / ENG till årskurs 7 - 9 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Lärare i SVA till årskurs 7 - 9 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Lärare i spanska till årskurs 7 - 9 Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

12 270

Size by area

5 636 km2

Distance to larger towns

Umeå 1h 30 min

Skellefteå 1h 45 min

Stockholm 85 min (flyg)​

Municipality’s website

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