In Östersund we enjoy life all year round, but more so than usually during the early spring, which is regarded as the best time of year by many Östersund residents. There is much here that contributes to one’s quality of life and to feeling good. The city is just the right size and has an atmosphere of its own, with verve and charm. Distances to work, school and services, as well as to entertainment and leisure activities, are short. This allows for a lifestyle with more time for truly living. On top of that, we have endless summer nights and real winters with plenty of snow.


Gågata i Östersund


Östersund offers many different types of accommodation and housing companies. You can read more about these on the municipality’s website.​​​

Language groups in the locality

There are many different language groups in Östersund, the biggest being Arabic, Somali, Tigrinya, Thai, Persian, Swahili, English, French, Spanish, Southern Kurdish, Chinese and Burmese.

Associations and organisations

Östersund has an active civil society, with more than 500 different associations in such areas as sport, outdoor life, culture and support, as well as associations of e.g. immigrants, pensioners etc. There are various religious communities and churches, and a mosque. On the municipality’s website you can browse the registered associations.


What is available in the immediate area

Östersund has most things you might need. An employment agency, a social insurance agency, a tax office, Integration service, a library, a social welfare office, many shops in the city and shopping centres outside it. If you want to buy second-hand items, there is a wide selection of shops selling them.


The annual Storsjöyran festival


Childcare is available throughout the municipality, with preschools, family day nurseries, day recreation centres, open leisure activities and open preschool. You can read more about these activities on the municipality’s website.​​

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Östersund municipality has 26 municipal comprehensive schools and a number of private alternatives with different specialisations and profiles, e.g. sports, aesthetic activities, Waldorf education etc. The municipality’s various upper secondary schools are all part of Jämtlands Gymnasium, and there are three different private upper secondary schools. There is also one municipal and one private arts school for those who want to learn to play a musical instrument, stage acting or other creative activities. More information  and links are available on this page about schools in Östersund.

Education opportunities

There are many opportunities for adult education in Östersund. LärCentrum has the overall responsibility for all adult education in Östersund. There are different providers offering a wide range of adult education programmes, as well as Mid Sweden University and, just outside the city, Birka folk high school. Read more on the following websites:​


Mid Sweden University

Birka Folkhögskola

​Health and medical care

Östersund has several medical care centres, obstetrics centres, paediatric centres and dentists. There is a hospital and several private providers. Read more about health and medical care on Jämtland County Council’s website.​​​

Interpreter assistance

If you need the assistance of an interpreter in your contacts with different public authorities, the municipality and the county council, we will provide one.

Public transport

You can travel to and from Östersund by bus, train and air. There is a well developed municipal bus network. Östersund is also investing in good pedestrian and cycle paths.

Work and entrepreneurship

Östersund is full of activity, entrepreneurship and faith in the future, and the municipality invests a lot in the development of the business community. Businesses in the municipality cover a wide spectrum: from manufacturing to knowledge, service and tourism companies.

The municipality’s business office can help you in setting up and managing your own business. Read more about employment and businesses on the municipality’s website.​​​

Of course you can also visit the Employment Service in Östersund​, or apply for a job via their website.​

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
18477 Jag är en glad kille på 13 år , som söker en till personlig assistent Personlig assistent
Handläggare till Regional tillväxt norra Sverige Handläggare/Utredare, offentlig förvaltning
Är du undersköterska? Välkommen till vår operationsavdelning! Undersköterska, vård- o specialavd. o mottagning
Gruppchef Servicedesk , Östersund IT-strateg
Söderberg & Partners söker företagsbokare på heltid Besöksbokare/Kundbokare
Söderberg & Partners söker drivna mötesbokare på deltid Besöksbokare/Kundbokare
Akutmottagningen på Östersunds sjukhus söker biträdande enhetschef Enhetschef, hälso- och sjukvård
Vi välkomnar operationssjuksköterskor till Östersunds sjukhus! Operationssjuksköterska
Vi välkomnar anestesisjuksköterskor till Östersunds sjukhus! Anestesisjuksköterska
Sommarvikarierande Dietist till barn - och ungdomsmedicin Dietist
Lärare SO - ämnen Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Lärare Svenska Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 7-9
Projektledare inkl* kreativa kollegor Projektledare, bygg och anläggning
Maskiningenjör till Sweco! Byggnadsingenjör
Skadereparatör Fordonstekniker/Bilmekaniker/Personbilsmekaniker
1st Line Supporttekniker Helpdesktekniker/Supporttekniker
Personliga assistenter sökes till man i Östersund! Personlig assistent
Köksbiträden 100% vårdnära service , vik. *inkl härliga kollegor Köksbiträde
Köksbiträden 100% vårdnära service , semestervikariat *inkl härliga kollego Ekonomibiträde, storhushåll
Personlig assistent för 75% tjänst sökes till kvinna i Östersund! Personlig assistent

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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

60 000

Size by area

2 517 km2

Distance to larger towns

Sundsvall 180 km

Trondheim 260 km

Stockholm 560 km

Municipality’s website

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