Västernorrlands län

Welcome to Västernorrland, a county with dramatic natural surroundings and plenty of culture. Around 240,000 residents live here in seven municipalities: Sundsvall, Timrå, Härnösand, Sollefteå, Kramfors, Ånge and Örnsköldsvik. The county has extensive forests, a long coastline on the Gulf of Bothnia and three large rivers: the Ljungan, Indalsälven and Ångermanälven.

Presentation

Housing situation

The accommodation situation is relatively good as the county has experienced a reduction in its population over the last ten years. There is a certain lack of flats with right of tenancy in central areas and in all municipalities there is a need for maintenance and upgrading of accommodation. An aging population means that the need for adapted accommodation will increase. The Bothnia Line is very important for communications and interchange in the county. Commuting between Umeå and Örnsköldsvik has increased, as has commuting to Sundsvall. These are also the two locations where the construction of accommodation has increased the most.​

Business and employers

In Västernorrland there are many different types of company. There are old and large companies within the forestry industry and power station industry such as SCA and Eon. But there are also many new companies where people work with IT and telecommunications, such as Com Hem and Telia. Municipalities and county councils are major employers within nursing care and communications. More and more smaller companies are being set up in the county, they often develop services which are aimed at companies and private individuals.

Schools and education

Sweden's youngest university, Mid Sweden University, is situated in Västernorrland. It was established in 2005 and has campuses situated in Sundsvall, Östersund, Härnösand and Örnsköldsvik. Here you'll find lecturers, researchers and students from Sweden and other countries. The university offers top-class education within sports science, eco-technology, photo journalism and an international masters degree in economics.

Also offered are courses in social sciences, natural sciences, technology and the humanities. Mid Sweden University is one of Sweden's leading seats of learning when it comes to distance learning. Some distance learning involve conferences, while others are based just on modern IT support.

Medical care

The county council is responsible for medical care in the county. There are three hospitals in Västernorrland. These are the County Hospital in Sundsvall with consulting activities in Härnösand, Sollefteå Hospital and Örnsköldsvik Hospital. The hospitals provide different consultations, departments and activities. If you as the patient need to seek medical care, the simplest way to do this is by searching our care guide.

Culture and leisure

Västernorrland is rich in culture and there are plenty of options for pursuing an active leisure time. In Härnösand there is the world-famous dance company Norrdans, while Scenkonst Västernorrland produces music, theatre, dance and film Västernorrland is also known for its beautiful and extensive natural surroundings, with large expanses of woodland, stretches of crystal clear river and old cultural landscape. The unique Höga coastline is one of Sweden’s world heritage sites. There is a good number of nature reserves and an archipelago with many different types of animal and vegetation.

Associations and organisations – civil society

Thanks to our newly arrived citizens, the number of residents in Västernorrland is growing. This the first occasion this has happened in a long time. There is a lot of work in progress to make it easier for those born overseas to live and work here. Together with values-based organisations, the economy, municipalities and county council, the county administrative board is working to accept new arrivals in a worthy, lawful and brotherly way. On example is that in 2011 Västernorrland was the first in the country to be a county where all its municipalities accepted refugee children without their parents.

Vacant jobs

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Organisations

Here you will find information on associations and organisations in the county.

I 21 IF

​I 21 IF is an association for biathlon, downhill and cross-country skiing.

IFK Timrå
IFK Timrå is one of Norrland's biggest football associations, with around 700 active members, 21 age groups and 31 teams in league competition. Every year, IFK Timrå arranges the Mid Nordic Cup, a big international cup competition.
Järnsta Kulturförening
Järnsta Kulturförening holds an open culture workshop in Nordingrå.
Junsele IF
Junsele IF offers football, cross-country and downhill skiing, and has a youth section.
KFUM Kometerna

KFUM Kometerna offer swimming lessons, bowling and basketball. Read more on their website or Facebook page.

Lag 42 Team Sollefteå

​Lag 42 Team Sollefteå offers activities such as dog sledding, walks and nature excursions.

Liljedalens hästklubb
Liljedalens hästklubb  is a riding club that arranges horse riding trips.
Myller Kultur och Händelser

Myller Kultur & Händelser is a member-driven culture and events company based in Vännersta, Nordingrå.

Remsle UIF

​Remsle UIF is a football association with girls' and women's teams. Around 175 girls and women, aged 10 and older, are divided into eight teams. Together with Sollefteå GIF, the association arranges an annual Football School for 6 to 12-year-olds.

Söråkers FF

Söråkers FF is one of the district's biggest football associations.

Sörbege intresseförening
Sörbege intresseförening arranges activities for local and regional development.
Sundsvall-Ortvikens BK

​Sundsvall-Ortvikens BK is an archery club in Sundsvall.

Sundsvalls Parkourförening

Sundsvalls Parkourförening is a parkour association with members in Sundsvall, Stöde and Fränsta.

Timrå konståkningsklubb

Timrå konståkningsklubb offers skating lessons and figure skating in Timrå.

Service map

This shows you what services are available in the county. You can also use the search field for the map to find and pin a location, e.g. a residential address.

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