Sotenäs municipality lies on the outermost western seaboard of Sweden. Kungshamn is the central community, and other communities in the municipality include Smögen, Hunnebostrand, Bovallstrand and Bohus-Malmön. The Sotenäs isthmus has been a well-known holiday paradise since the early 20th century, where you can still enjoy the clean air and water in an exotic landscape of bare but invitingly rounded rocks.



Sotenäs municipality has various forms of accommodation, including flats, terraced and detached houses owned either by private or municipal housing companies. The municipal one is Sotenäsbostäder ​and has many flats to rent throughout the municipality.​

Language groups in the locality

There are many and varied language groups in Sotenäs, including Arabic, Spanish, Norwegian, Thai, Bosnian, German, Polish, Turkish, Lithuanian and Finnish.

Associations and organisations

Sotenäs municipality has a number of Christian communions and the Church of Sweden. There are also around 125 active organisations and associations. These cover a wide range, from sports clubs to interest groups, art/culture societies, pensioners’ organisation etc. Feel free to browse our association register.

What is available in the immediate area 

Sotenäs has the ordinary but important public services that a municipality has to have. These include Individual and family care, schools, recreation centres, a cinema and a library. Additionally, the Employment Service and the Social Insurance Agency are represented, along with banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, gyms, shops, restaurants and pizzerias. There are also two second-hand shops where you can buy furniture, household goods and clothes at good prices.​


Sotenäs municipality has good childcare. We can offer both open preschool and ordinary municipal preschool.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

The comprehensive schools are in Kungshamn, Smögen, Bovallstrand and Hunnebostrand. For the final three years of comprehensive school, all pupils attend Sotenässkolan in Kungshamn. We have a nationwide application policy for upper secondary education, meaning that pupils can apply to any upper secondary school in the country. Sotenäs does not have its own upper secondary school, and the nearest ones are in Lysekil and Uddevalla.​

Education opportunities

Municipal adult education is held at Kompetensce​ntrum in Kungshamn. They offer programmes and courses at various levels, from upper secondary to higher education. They also offer courses in Swedish for immigrants (Sfi).​

Health and medical care

We have two medical care centres, one in Kungshamn and one in Hunnebostrand. They are there for when you are ill or need advice and support. There is also a place where children and parents can meet, known as Familjecentralen Fyren, which has a paediatric centre, an obstetrics centre, open preschool and parent support services. Familjecentralen is run jointly by Sotenäs municipality and the medical care centres in Sotenäs and Kungshamn/Hunnebostrand.

The dental clinic is at the national dental health care centre in Kungshamn, where all are welcome to seek dental care. The nearest hospitals and emergency wards are in Uddevalla, Lysekil and Trollhättan.​​

Interpreter assistance

Interpreters can be arranged at all public authorities.

Public transport

Buses to and from Sotenäs municipality are run by Västtrafik.​

Work and entrepreneurship

The business community in Sotenäs is dominated by small companies in carpentry and building, trade and tourism. The municipality has a sizeable fish processing/refining industry which includes Abba Seafood AB, Leroy Smögen Sea and Domstein Food AB. Other employers include Sotenäs municipality, Llentab AB and AH-Automation AB.

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
STL söker flera medarbetare i Kungshamn Account manager
Fysioterapeut Fysioterapeut/Sjukgymnast
Säsongspersonal gata och park Väg-och anläggningsarbetare
Sommarjobb gata och park Väg-och anläggningsarbetare
Trägårdsarbetare i jordgubbsodling Plantör
Fruktodlingsarbetare (Jordgubbsodling) Bärplockare
Ekonom Förvaltningsekonom
Sjuksköterska natt Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Semestervikarier inom LSS Personlig assistent
Sommarjobb inom hamnen Stugvärd
Produktionspersonal till Marenor i Kungshamn Livsmedelstekniker
Processtekniker med fingertoppskänsla eller praktiskt lagd labbtekniker Laboratorietekniker, kemi
Tror du på alla människors möjlighet till växande? Studieorganisatör
Underhållsmekaniker sökes till vår kund i Kungshamn! Underhållsmekaniker
Medarbetare till underhållsavdelningen på Orkla i Kungshamn Drift- och underhållsingenjör, anläggning
Planarkitekt / Planhandläggare Planeringsarkitekt/Fysisk planerare
Sjuksköterska / Distriktssköterska Sjuksköterska, grundutbildad
Deltidsbrandman Brandman
Algodlare Vattenbrukare
Drifttekniker med intresse för dricksvatten – och en förkärlek för Sotenäs Maskintekniker, vattenverk

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

9 000

Size by area

140 km2

Distance to larger towns

Uddevalla 60 km

Lysekil 50 km

Munkeldal 35 km

Trollhättan 100 km

Göteborg 150 km

Municipality’s website

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