Last updated: 15 7 2020

In Nynäshamn, the city, countryside and the ocean meet. Here, you are in close proximity of what is important in life. You can combine a safe small town environment with big city opportunities.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers


Size by area

1,301 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Södertälje 52 km
  • Stockholm 58 km
  • Uppsala 131 km
Large numbers of people near the marina on a summer day. Red huts housing small companies. In the background a passenger ferry can be seen.

Waterfront areas and a beautiful landscape allow you to find an accommodation close to thearchipelago, a free horizon and exciting outdoor experiences. We are a part of Sweden's strongest growth region. Good connectivity by commuter trains and highways provide you access to great opportunities in Stockholm and the labour market. Discover Nynäshamn, where the ocean and life meet.


There are 27,500 people in varied accommodation in the Nynäshamn municipality. Some live close to the ocean, some live in the countryside, others live in smaller suburbs and in the city.

Red cottages in a residential area with rural surroundings.

Nynäshamn has everything from small houses to flats. The municipality does not have a separate housing queue or housing association but on the other hand, it has a municipal housing company called Nynäshamnsbostäder.

Language groups in the locality

In the municipality there are many different language groups represented. Contact the municipality's refugee reception areas for more information.

Associations and organisations

There are a great number of associations in Nynäshamn and interested people of all ages participate in associations about music, art, animal, health and more. In the Nynäshamn municpality register, you can search for associations appropriate for you.

What is available in the immediate area

At the municipality, you can get information on the municipality and community service. The library is located in Folkets hus and in schools in Ösmo and Sorunda. In Several parts of the municpality, there are grocery stores, restaurants, cafes and shops that, among other things, sell old furniture, clothes and toys.

Aerial view over Nynäshamn with its marina. Central Nynäshamn is to the right in the photo, and cisterns and the archipelago can be seen in the background.

In Nynäshamn citiy, you will find many pharmacies, opticians and much more. The Nynäshamn Centre has listed many shops and service companies on its website.

There are many grocery stores in the municipality.

In Nynäshamn city, you will find Coop Nynäshamn, Willys Nynäshamn, Lidl Nynäshamn and Maxi ICA Stormarknad Nynäshamn.

In Ösmo, there is ICA Supermarket and in Sorunda, you will find Coop Nära Spångbro.


The municipality has educational activities such as preschools and family day-care homes for children between the age of 1 and 5.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

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

The Nynäshamn municipality also provides opportunities for upper secondary education in the Nynäshamn upper secondary school, in the form of following programmes:

  • Construction and Installation
  • Economics
  • Electricity and Energy
  • Aesthetics
  • Introduktion
  • Natural Sciences
  • Restaurant and food
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology

Education opportunities

Nynäshamn's KompetensCentrum (competence centre) - NKC is the municipal adult education in Nynäshamn. Here, combined expertise is available to those who need adult education as well as educational and vocational guidance. NKS is available to those who have recently arrived in Sweden and need to study Swedish, want a good direction in their career or need support to participate in the labour market.

Five young people walking arm in arm towards us, laughing.

Kulturskolan constitutes a significant part of the Nynäshamn cultural offering and provides children, young people and adults with an active and significant leisure-time activity.

Naturskolan is an educational resource within natural/environmental and IT training. They work on the basis of the idea of learning outside.

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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

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

Public transport

You can travel to and from Nynäshamn by SL commuter trains and buses.

The municipality has five commuter train stations, of which three are in the city. From Nynäshamn station, you can reach the central in station in a little more than 60 minutes by the commuter train.

A commuter train is in the station. Two women are walking along the platform. One of the them has a small dog on a lead.

From Nynäshamn, you can travel to and from Gotland and to the archipelago islands Nåttarö, Aspö, Norrö, Rånö och Ålö through Waxholmsbolaget.

Work and entrepreneurship

Many travel to other nearby municipalities, while many also travel to Nynäshamn municipality for work.

The biggest employers in the municipality are Nynäshamn municipality, Nynas AB, Legevisitten AB, Keolis Sweden, and The National Defence Research Institute, FOI.

On the municipality's homepage,there is information for those interested in work within trade and industry in the municipality.