Last updated: 2/12-2022

Norrtälje municipality is centred in Roslagen. Here you’ll find a fairytale town centre, open countryside and a fantastic archipelago. There are 11,000 islands and 57,000 in Norrtälje with the latter number doubling in the summer months.

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers


Size by area

6030 km²

Norrtälje is located just an hour from Stockholm and is near to both Uppsala and Arlanda. You'll find opportunities, growth and a belief in the future with us.


There are both private and municipal housing companies in Norrtälje municipality. The municipal company Roslagsbostäder AB is the largest management company for accommodation and has accommodation in all parts of the municipality.​

Language groups in the locality

There are many different language groups represented in Norrtälje municipality which is partially due to the fact that for a long time the municipality has had an influx of immigrants. Some of the languages spoken are Arabic, Tigrinya, Somalian and Dari.

Associations and organisations

With over 200 associations, there is a wide of range of associations active in Norrtälje. On our association register ​you'll find information and contact details.

What is available in the immediate area

In central Norrtälje there is a job centre with the regional social insurance office, pension office and tax office with customer services also accommodated within the same premises. There are also food shops, a chemist, cafés, restaurants, a cinema and different types of shops.

There are ten libraries dotted around the municipality and there are swimming baths in Norrtälje, Rimbo and Hallstavik.

If you have recently come to live in Sweden and need assistance with various questions, you are welcome to stop by our immigrants' surgery in Norrtälje where you can get help with different issues.


The preschools in Norrtälje municipality are aimed at children aged between 1 and 5 years. The schools are run in the form of preschools, family day nurseries, night care and general and open preschools. The municipality has 66 preschools. We have preschools in all locations and in every small community.

We also have several open preschools to which all families with children aged between 0 and 6 years are welcome.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

All children aged between 6 and 16 years go to comprehensive school. These are run in the form of schools, after-school recreation centres and youth recreation centres. Our municipality has 35 comprehensive schools and you'll find schools in all locations.

At Lommar School, Roslags School, Långsjö School and Roden Upper Secondary School we offer introductory language courses for children and young people who have recently come to live in Sweden.

The municipality also has four upper secondary schools.

Education opportunities

At Norrtälje municipal adult education, those whose mother tongue is not Swedish can receive basic instruction in the Swedish language and Swedish society. Adult education is offered in Norrtälje municipality by Norrtälje Municipal Adult Education (NKV) and Campus Roslagen.

Health and medical care

In Norrtälje municipality you'll find everything from welfare centres to child welfare centres and a hospital with an A&E department.

There are also dentists at various locations within the community.

Interpreter assistance

If you do not speak Swedish, you are entitled to interpreting help in your dealings with authorities. When you contact the authorities, tell them you require an interpreter.

Public transport

Norrtälje is a large municipality by area and its proximity to Stockholm and Uppsala mean that many people commute both to and from the municipality. Many buses operate between Norrtälje and Stockholm with spacious double-deckers which offer free wi-fi during the journey. Buses also regularly travel between Norrtälje, Rimbo and Hallstavik and to Uppsala and Arlanda.

Work and entrepreneurship

The largest employers in the municipality are the care provision company Tiohundra and Norrtälje municipality itself.