Last updated: 12 8 2020
Norsjö municipality is a small municipality in the north of Sweden's interior. Despite its diminutiveness, there is a good range of services to be found here. There are shops, banks, dentists, health centres, schools etc.
Facts about the municipality
Size by area1,924 km²
Distance to larger towns
- Skellefteå 80 km
- Umeå 161 km
- Luleå 204 km
Norsjö municipality is one of the safest municipality's in the country and we have little crime. We therefore offer a good environment for children to grow up in. In Norsjö municipality there are many sports fans so if you like football, hockey or volleyball there are good opportunities to get involved. The proximity to nature mean that many residents of Norsjö hunt, fish and pick berries. If you want to travel further afield there is a railway station and good bus links with the neighbouring towns. It takes just an hour to travel to the nearest airport.
The two largest accommodation companies are municipally owned Norsjölägenheter and the privately owned Norsjöbo AB.
In Norsjö municipality there is also a number of other smaller landlords which rent out flats. In order to make it easy to find a flat for rent, you can go to Norsjö municipality's website where you'll find a list of landlords.
Please contact the municipality's refugee coordinators if you have any questions regarding accommodation, call the municipality's switchboard on 0918-140 00.
Language groups in the locality
Somalian, Arabic, Tigrinya, Amharic, Dari, Spanish, Russian, German, Dutch.
Associations and organisations
In the municipality you'll find the Church of Sweden, the Pentecostal congregation and the Missionary Church. The churches arrange regular activities. There is also a Muslim group which meets regularly.
There are many associations in the municipality. To get in contact with any association, there is an association register.
What is available in the immediate area
In Norsjö you'll find shops, a library, a job centre, municipal offices, a youth recreation centre and banks.
If you want to furnish your home, there is a second-hand store called Knut'n where you'll find everything from furniture to crockery and clothes.
In the municipality there are preschools, a family day nursery and open preschools.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
Sweden's parents and teachers have ranked Norsjö as one of the best municipalities in the country. In the municipality there are two comprehensive schools, one in Bastuträsk for years F-5 and one in the chief town of Norsjö for years F-9. There are also special schools and upper secondary schools.
There is the opportunity to enrol in adult education. There is also the opportunity to undertake distance learning to study for university and high school education.
SFI tuition is provided in both Norsjö and Bastuträsk.
Health and medical care
In the chief town of Norsjö there is a health centre with a midwifery clinic and a child health centre. You'll also find national health centre dental surgeries in the same building.
The municipality can arrange interpreting help if required. The interpreting service is usually provided over the telephone but also onsite interpreting in special cases.
If you want to travel further afield there is the railway station and good bus links with the neighbouring towns. It takes just an hour to travel to the nearest airport.
Work and entrepreneurship
The largest employers in the municipality are: Norsjö municipality itself (schools, nursing and care), Trätrappor (timber industry), Inwido (timber industry), Extena (plastics industry), Norsjö betong (cement works).
Many residents of Norsjö commute daily for work in Skellefteå, Lycksele and Malå.