Grums

Last updated: 11 12 2020

Grums is a municipality bordering Lake Vänern in the heart of Värmland. Around 9,000 persons live here, in or around the population centres Grums, Borgvik, Värmskog, Slottsbron, Segmon and Liljedal.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

9,047

Size by area

479 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Karlstad 28 km
  • Oslo 192 km
  • Göteborg 245 km

Housing

There are all kinds of housing in the municipality. The municipal housing company is called Grums Hyresbostäder AB. You can read more about moving to Grums on our website.

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    Language groups in the locality

    Finnish, Thai, Arabic, Persian, Spanish, Somali and Romani.

    Associations and organisations

    In the municipality there are a large number of associations with different emphases. For example, sports associations, cultural associations, churches and different communions. On the municipality's you can search in the association register for an association which matches your interests.

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    What is available in the immediate area

    There is a citizens' office, library, food shops, employment service, pharmacy, medical centres and dental care. There are also churches, banks, sports pitches, indoor swimming pool/sports hall, recycling centre, slalom slope, ice rink and much more. In the neighbouring municipality of Karlstad, there is an IKEA and Myrorna's second-hand shop Gengåvan.

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    Childcare

    There are nursery schools and after-school clubs in different parts of the municipality. Växtriket in Grums has parents' groups, open nursery school, a baby café and other activities.

    Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

    There are municipal comprehensive schools in Grums (pre-school–year 3) (years 4–9), Slottsbron (pre-school–year 3) and Skruvstad (pre-school–year 3). There are independent schools in Borgvik (pre-school–year 6) and Värmskog (pre-school–year 6). Upper secondary schools are available in Karlstad municipality.

    Education opportunities

    In or close to Grums there is Swedish for Immigrants, adult comprensive education and special comprehensive education for adults, occupational further education and Karlstad university available.

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    Health and medical care

    Grums has a medical care centre (Region Värmland) with a maternity care centre (MVC) and a child health care centre (BVC). Grums' new medical care centre, Legevisitten, is also here along with the Public Dental Service (Folktandvården) and a private dentist's surgery.

    Interpreter assistance

    If you do not speak or understand Swedish, you are entitled to help from an interpreter of your language when contacting public authorities, the municipality or healthcare.

    Public transport

    There is both a bus and a train station, from which you can travel by SJ (trains), Värmlandstrafik (county buses), Swebus, and Karlstadsbuss (town buses for Karlstad). In Karlstad there is also Karlstad airport.

    Read more about public transport in the municipality.

    Work and entrepreneurship

    In the municipality or within commuting distance are several employers, both large and small. Examples include the BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön mill, Grums municipality, Stora Enso, Region Värmland, Värmland county administrative board, Karlstad municipality, Karlstad University, Lillerudsgymnasiet, Moelven, Löfbergs Lila, Ikea and Bergviks köpcentrum.