Last updated: 11 1 2021
Bengtsfors municipality is best known for its beautiful countryside. The municipality has five populations centres: Bengtsfors (central town), Billingsfors, Skåpafors, Bäckefors and Dals Långed.
Facts about the municipality
Size by area890 km²
Distance to larger towns
- Karlstad 110 km
- Göteborg 170 km
- Oslo 180 km
Bengtsfors municipality is located in Dalsland county, between Sweden's largest lake Vänern and Norway. The railway between Göteborg and Olso runs through the southern part of the municipality. This area has most of the work in industry and within health and medical care, and also education.
Bengtsfors has a municipal housing company, Bengtsforshus. There are also a number of private landlords.
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Language groups in the locality
Nordic languages (Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Islandish) European languages (Romani, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croat, Albanian, Russian, Flemish, Dutch, Belgian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, English, Turkish). Other language groups represented in the municipality are: Arabic, Somali, Tigrinya, Uzbec, Kirigizian, Kurdish, Persian, Urdu, Farsi, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Thai, Krio (Creole from Sierra Leone).
Associations and organisations
There are many associations in Bengtsfors municipality. Among them is the association Kalas utan gränser, which is a cultural association with multi-cultural activities.
What is available in the immediate area
Billingsfors has Mötesplatsen, where people from many different cultures and language groups have opportunities for activities, can borrow computers and meet the Swedish Migration Board.
There is also employment service and library (Bengtsfors, Dals Långed, Bäckefors). The second-hand shop Returen sells used furniture and more at Karls Gärde outside Dals Långed.
There are nursery schools in all population centres within the municipality. Bengtsfors also has a family centre, where parents are welcome together with their children.
Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools
Comprehensive schools for years 1–5 are located in Bengtsfors, Dals Långed and Bäckefors. Bengtsfors also has a comprehensive school for years 6–9 and upper secondary school with a broad range of courses. Bengtsfors also has a comprehensive special school for children with various disabilities.
Bengtsfors offers opportunities for adult education. Adult education offers a broad range of courses, both our own and in collaboration with universities and other actors. Here you can also study Swedish for Immigrants, SfI. Dals Långed also has a craft and design college – HDK Steneby.
Health and medical care
Bengtsfors has a medical centre with ante-natal clinic and child healthcare clinic. It also has a number of dentists. Bäckefors has a hospital with an emergency centre.
The municipality uses authorised interpreter from the interpreter centres in Karlstad and Region West.
Getting to and from Bengtsfors is easiest by bus, it is Västtrafik that operates buses in the area. If you want to travel by train, you first have to get to one of our neighbouring municipalities, Dals-Ed or Åmål.
Work and entrepreneurship
Read more about starting your own business in the municipality.