Tjörn is a municipality which has the objective of keeping the whole island lively. This means that there is no large centre, rather there are several small communities, the largest towns are Skärhamn, Rönnäng, Kållekärr, Höviksnäs and Myggenäs.
In Skärhamn, which is the largest town in Tjörn, you will find the central municipal house with Tjörns customer service centre. Go there to get help of various kinds and to find the right municipality's activities. You’ll also find here the main library and tourist agency. In Skärhamn there are schools, banks, businesses, a welfare centre, chemists, hotels, dentist surgeries, restaurants, cultural and leisure centres for children and young people and the Nordic WatercolourMuseum. In Rönnäng there are schools, food shops, hotels, restaurants and an ice rink. In Kållekärr there are food shops, businesses, a welfare centre, chemists, restaurants and a social welfare office. In Myggenäs there are food shops, businesses, restaurants, a welfare centre and chemists. In Höviksnäs/Häggvall there are cultural and leisure centres, libraries and schools.
The nearest job centre and regional social insurance office are located in Stenungsund.
The municipality’s childcare facilities include preschools, family day nurseries and care for school children (after-school recreation centres). More information can be found on the municipality’s website.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
Tjörn has a good comprehensive school which occupies sixth place in the country in the ranking provided by the Swedish Union of Teachers and is therefore the best in West Sweden. There are eight comprehensive schools of which two are senior level schools.
The nearest upper secondary school is in Stenungssund.
Sfi tuition is provided in Stenungsund and also adult education. The increased social orientation for those who have recently settled in Sweden is provided in collaboration with other municipalities and is based in Gothenburg.
On Tjörn there is the Billströmska Folk High School. There are the following courses; general courses (with or without an aesthetic choice from music, art or textiles), scientific foundation, music and young peoples’ rights – a travelling course.
Health and medical care
It is the West Götaland region which is responsible for medical care.
In Tjörn there are welfare centres in Kållekärr, Skärhamn and Myggenäs. These locations also have childcare centres. The nearest hospital in KungälvHospital.
There are national health dentists in Skärhamn and there are also private dentists on the island.
You can obtain advice and support through the municipality’s social services, contact Mottagningsgruppen telephone 0304-60 19 99 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For us, it is important that when you contact the municipality you receive care and help which you can understand. If you have difficulty understanding and speaking Swedish you are entitled to help with communicating via an interpreter. If you need an interpreter when you meet us, please inform the person dealing with you or when you book the appointment.
The public transport in Tjörn includes buses and ferries. There are regular ferry services to some of the smaller islands such as Dyrön, Åstol and Härön. It is Västtrafik which is responsible for public transport.
Timetables for buses and ferries are available on Västtrafik’s website. If you unsure which bus or ferry to catch, you can ring Västtrafik’s customer service line on telephone 0771-41 43 00.
There are no trains on Tjörn. The nearest train station is situated in Stenungsund.
The nearest airports are LandvetterAirport and Gothenburg City Airport. Airbuses fly from both airports to Gothenburg and from there buses travel on to Tjörn.
Work and entrepreneurship
Almost 1,000 people within Tjörn municipality, which makes the municipality one of the largest employers on the island.
The economy on Tjörn consists of small and medium-sized companies. There are just over 1,900 companies on Tjörn representing most industries, but the largest are merchant shipping, consultancy, tourism, retail, construction and agriculture/forestry/fishing. Most of the companies have fewer than 10 employees. On the municipality’s company register it is easy to search for most companies.
Other large employers on Tjörn are Wallhamn AB, Tarbit Shipping AB, Per Jacobsson Byggnads AB and Seniorbolaget i Sverige AB.
The aim of the municipality is to create the best conditions for the positive development of the existing economy and for newly established companies. An obvious condition for attracting more companies to Tjörn are the good conditions for living and earning an income. There are well-developed services with functioning schools, preschools and good social care. The large variety of cultural and leisure activities provides a high quality of life. The proximity to Gothenburg and the beautiful and accessible countryside makes Tjörn an extremely attractive location in which to settle.
Via the municipality’s website you can find more information regarding jobs and companies.