Norsjö

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

Population numbers

3,970

Size by area

1,924 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.

En solig och kall vinterdag. Tre barn bär sina skidor och en vuxen  person går före och leder en cykel. Bostadshus ligger på båda sidor om vägen.

Housing

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.

Beach Volley med publik utanför en skola.

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.

Childcare

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.

Education opportunities

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.

Interpreter assistance

The municipality can arrange interpreting help if required. The interpreting service is usually provided over the telephone but also onsite interpreting in special cases.

Public transport

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.