Skinnskatteberg

Last updated: 15 9 2020

Skinnskatteberg municipality is part of the Bergslagen region and is located in Västmanland. Skinnskatteberg has a lively small business sector, and one international listed company has its head office here. The municipality is well-known for its natural surroundings, with deep forests and lakes rich in fish, and for its historic mill environments. The county’s only university, the School of Forest Management, is also located here.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

4,367

Size by area

718 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Västerås 62 km
  • Örebro 88 km
  • Eskilstuna 85 km
  • Stockholm 168 km
  • Uppsala 136 km

Housing

If you want to move to Skinnskatteberg municipality, there are several landlords you can contact. On Skinnskatteberg municipality's website, you can find a list of landlords in the municipality.

Language groups in the locality

Apart from Swedish, language groups in Skinnskatteberg municipality are Arabic, Tigrinya, Somali and Finnish.

Associations and organisations

Around a hundred associations are registered in Skinnskatteberg municipality. There is a rich and varied range of associations, covering most types of activities. All inhabitants should be offered a meaningful leisure time, with sports, outdoor life and culture, and also via study associations. You can find all active associations in the municipality's association register.

What is available in the immediate area

The town of Skinnskatteberg has a library, culture house, pharmacy, food shops, sports shop, flower shop, alcohol shop, restaurants and a café. Riddarhyttan has a food shop, restaurant and café.

Childcare

Skinnskatteberg offers very good quality nursery schools. Satisfied parents, good working environment for both children and adults and a well thought-out teaching programme based on the nursery school curriculum are characteristics of the operation.

There are five nursery schools in the municipality. Two are in Skinnskatteberg, one in Riddarhyttan, one in Färna and one in the southern part of the municipality – Nyhammar.

The family centre Stacken is a meeting place for parents and children aged 0–6 years. Stacken is part of everyday life for many families with small children, with easy-access information, advice and support. At Stacken, a number of different professional categories collaborate under the same roof.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Klockarbergsskolan (pre-school–year 9) is centrally located in Skinnskatteberg, with views of the lake Nedre Vättern. There is an after-school club, sports hall and library within the school grounds. Kulturskolan Korpen offers culture school free of charge for all people up to the age of 20 years.

Education opportunities

In Skinnskatteberg municipality, Norra Västmanlands Utbildningsförbund (NVU) is tasked with operating upper secondary education, municipal adult education and further education programmes at a distance.

NVU offers a multi-faceted range of study routes, either by itself or in collaboration with others. There is well-developed collaboration with neighbouring municipalities and municipal associations, both within and outside the county borders. ​

Health and medical care

The main population centre has a medical centre, physiotherapy clinic, midwifery clinic, child healthcare clinic, ante-natal clinic and public dental clinic. The nearest hospital is in Fagersta. There is also a hospital in Västerås.

Interpreter assistance

With all contact with the authorities, the municipality and health services, you are entitled to interpreting help if you do not speak or understand Swedish. This is booked in advance of the actual meeting.

Public transport

Skinnskatteberg municipality is located in the centre of Sweden. Within a radius of 180 km, there are around 4 million people. The nearest airport is in Västerås. Västmanlands Lokaltrafik​ operates the buses. Skinnskatteberg has a railway station. Tåg i Bergslagen operates the stretch between Gävle and Hallsberg.

Work and entrepreneurship

Among the major employers are Systemair, Skinnskatteberg municipality, Setra Group and the School of Forestry.