Last updated: 2/12-2022

The Nordanstig municipality is located in Northern Hälsingland, close to Sweden's centre and between Hudiksvall and Sundsvall.

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers


Size by area

2527 km²

The municipality extends from the coast, with sandy beaches, fishing villages and scenic islands to the inland large forests with a sense of wilderness and the possibility of both fishing and alpine skiing. Welcome to Nordanstig.


There are many companies in Nordanstig that provide accommodation. The biggest landlord is Nordanstigs Bostäder AB which has flats in most of the suburbs in the municipality. There are also private landlords and agents who sell houses.

Language groups in the locality

People with different nationalities live in Nordanstig. The biggest language groups apart from Swedish and English are Somalian, Arabic, Tigrinya and Persian.

Associations and organisations

There are many sports associations, cultural associations, interest associations as well as churches and several societies. Nordanstig also has an umbrella organisation of the associations, Nordanstig Association Council.

What is available in the immediate area

Necessary services such as dental clinics, healthcare centre and the Swedish Employment Service are found in Nordanstig municipality. There are many grocery stores and also shops that sell cloth, work clothes, garden tools, cycles and presents. A variety of activities and events in the municipality are provided on the tourist agency's homepage Experience Nordanstig.

A variety of second-hand shops are there in the municipality and in Hudiksvall, there are several second-hand shops that sell clothes, household appliances and furniture. The closest IKEA i located in Sundsvall. There is a cinema hall in Bergsjö and library in Bergsjö, Hassela, Gnarp and Harmånger.

The refugee unit where migrants can get information and general service, is located at Stationsvägen 2 in Bergsjö and it has staff that speaks Arabic and Somalian.


The Nordanstig municipality houses preschools in the localities: Bergsjö, Gnarp, Harmånger, Hassela, Ilsbo and Jättendal.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

The municipality has a primary and lower secondary school for students up to grade 9. On the municipality's website, you will find more information on primary and lower secondary school and also, opportunities for upper secondary education.

Education opportunities

Adult education in Bergsjö in the Nordanstig municipality offers introduction programmes, basic adult education, upper secondary adult education, Swedish for immigrants and adult education for people with cognitive disabilities. The adult education has recently introduced a course at university level: Higher vocational diploma for Operation technicians - process, 400 HVE credits.

Health and medical care

Within the municipality, you can use several types of healthcare. There is, among others, a healthcare centre for general health problems and access to children's clinic, maternity clinic and dental clinic.

Interpreter assistance

For all contact with authorities, municipality and healthcare, you are entitled to an interpreter if you do not speak or understand Swedish. This is booked in advance by the relevant social body in charge.

Public transport

The Nordanstig municipality is located between the cities Sundsvall and Hudiksvall, where it is possible to take a regional train to and from Gnarp. There are also good bus connections to and from Hudiskval from/to most localities in the municipality. X-trafik is the company responsible for bus connections and regional trains.

Work and entrepreneurship

Nordanstig municpality has small business owners and if you want to start a business in Nordanstig, you can contact the municipality's business unit, which works on providing support and help to newly started and existing businesses.

In the company register, there are more than 450 companies registered in the Nordanstig municipality.