Söderhamn is a place of great natural beauty, with a rich cultural life and hospitable people. The centre has many shops, restaurants and cafés. The town has lots of parks, and the sea, the woods and the countryside are all nearby. Söderhamn has good connections to the rest of the country and offers a wide range of educational options. Welcome to our municipality!


Söderhamn has extensive experience in handling new arrivals and the municipality has made a website especially for new arrivals in Söderhamn.

Please visit us at www.informationsoderhamn.se/en


The municipality has housing companies through which you can look for rented flats, tenant-owned flats or other types of housing. On the municipality's website is more information about available housing and the companies that provide it.

Language groups in the locality

Several different languages are represented in the municipality. The biggest ones besides Swedish are Somali, Tigrinya, Arabic, Dari and Persian. Children and young people whose native language is not Swedish are entitled to native language lessons at school.

Associations and organisations

In the municipality there are a large number of associations with different emphases. For example, sports associations, cultural associations, churches and different communions. On the municipality's you can search in the association register for an association which matches your interests.

What is available in the immediate area

The municipality has most everything you might need. There's a library, supermarkets and various types of services and shops. Arbetsförmedlingen, a social welfare office, Försäkringskassan and the Tax Agency are also all here and easily accessible.

There are also sports facilities and a considerable offering of various recreational and culture activities.

If you don't have your own sports equipment, you can borrow used kit at Sportoteket for a limited period of time.

There are also a number of charity shops where you can buy cheap clothes, household utensils and furniture.

You can read more about what is available and about scheduled activities on the municipality's website.

Söderhamn is also home to one of the Migration Agency's reception units. I fyou need help with issues regarding e g housing, daily allowance or Asylum Seeker Cards (LMA) during the time you are waiting for a decision, you can turn to them.


The municipality offers educational activities such as preschool and family day nurseries to children aged 1-5. There are around 20 preschools in Söderhamn, some run by the municipality and some independently. If your child is not attending any preschool activity, you can go to Open preschool, which is part of the family centre.

See the municipality's website for more information.

Application forms for preschool and day recreation centres.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

The municipality offers compulsory schooling for pupils up to year 9. On the municipality's website is more information about compulsory school and also about possibilities for an upper secondary programme.

Culture school is a voluntary activity providing teaching in dance, drama, theatre, rhythmics and music.

Application forms for preschool class and compulsory school choices.

Application to upper secondary school.

Application to culture school.

Education opportunities

The municipality offers various types of adult education and Swedish for immigrants (Sfi). Our adult education programme includes everything from compulsory school subjects to higher education programmes. You can read more about all the possibilities on the municipality's website.

Application to an education programme.

Application for validation of qualifications.

Health and medical care

Several different forms of medical care are available through the municipality's medical care centres.

Söderhamn Family Centre is a meeting venue for families with children aged 0-5, or with pregnant mothers. There is a midwifery clinic, child health care services (BVC), a social welfare officer and open preschool.

Region Gävleborg has a special medical care centre in Söderhamn called Asyl och migranthälsan (asylum and migrant health) that offers health and medical care and health counselling for asylum seekers.

Interpreter assistance

In all contacts with authorities, the municipality and care services, you are entitled to interpreting help if you do not speak or understand Swedish. An interpreter will be arranged in advance by the authority in question, at your request.

Public transport

Söderhamn municipality has a public transport system, and wants more people to use public transport. We therefore issue free bus cards to eveyone aged between 7 and 19 who is registered as resident in the municipality. Frequent buses and trains depart from Resecentrum in the centre.

X-trafik's local and regional bus network extends to all parts of the municipality. Resecentrum is also a stopping point for Y-buss weekend and long distance buses.

Work and entrepreneurship

In the municipality, or within commuting distance of it, are numerous big as well as smaller employers. You can see what jobs are currently available under the tab Available Jobs in the introduction to the presentation. Our new entrepreneur programme can teach you what you need to know if you want to start your own business.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the municipality and the surrounding area.

Write in any word to filter the list
Job headingProfession
Kock Kock, à la carte
Arbetsledare , drift & underhåll vägar Arbetsledare, anläggning
Sjuksköterska till ambulanssjukvård i Söderhamn Ambulanssjuksköterska
MECA söker Verkstadscoach Utesäljare
Idrottsledare i Sweden Sport Academy för Idrottsskolan Knatteskutt Ungdomsinstruktör/Ungdomstränare
Behandlingsassistenter Behandlingsassistent/Socialpedagog
KBT steg 1 Terapeut Samtalsterapeut
Kock till Me and McGee's Kock, à la carte
HR - chef till Söderhamn HR-specialist/HR-adviser
Montörer till kommande uppdrag Montör, metallprodukter
Personlig assistent till barn , Söderhamn Personlig assistent
Produktambassadör med stort matintresse Söderhamn med omnejd Butiksdemonstratör
Enhetschef för personlig assistans i Söderhamns kommun Enhetschef inom socialtjänst
Fysioterapeut till Söderhamn Din hälsocentral Fysioterapeut/Sjukgymnast
Kommunvägledare till Söderhamns kommun Kundtjänstmedarbetare
Kommunikatör till Rottneroskoncernen Informatör/Kommunikatör
Handledare Jobbcoach/Utbildningscoach
Färdtjänsthandläggare till X - trafik Handläggare/Utredare, offentlig förvaltning
Medicinsk sekreterare till Söderhamn Din hälsocentral Läkarsekreterare/Vårdadmin/Medicinsk sekreterare
Vallviks Bruk AB söker Systemingenjör Automationstekniker, elektronik

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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.

Choose what should be displayed on the map

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


Size by area

1 172 km2

Distance to larger towns

Gävle 80 km

Sundsvall 140 km

Stockholm 250 km

Umeå 400 km

Malmö 780 km

Municipality’s website

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