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Örnsköldsvik Municipality has 56,000 inhabitants. Around half of these live in the town of Örnsköldsvik, or in neighbouring areas. Bjästa, Husum, Bredbyn and Köpmanholmen are the largest communities outside of Örnsköldsvik.

In Örnsköldsvik, the countryside, communities, and town offer a variety of accommodation options. Detached houses are the most common type of accommodation. Over the last few years, several new apartment buildings have been built in an attractive location close to the harbour and only a block away from the city centre.

Temporary accommodation

If you need temporary accommodation, you can search for hotels, hostels, cabins, etc. on the High Coast website.

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Rent or buy a home?

The municipal housing company, Övikshem, rents out apartments in the centre of Örnsköldsvik and in some of the surrounding communities. If you would like to rent an apartment, please contact Övikshem.
Call their customer services: +46(0)660-29 93 50
or e-mail them at:

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Landlords or estate agents
You can also contact one of the private landlords or estate agents.

Landlords or estate agents  (only in swedish)

Buy a plot and build a new house?

If you are planning on building your own house, the Urban Planning Department can help answer any questions you may have in respect of land, building regulations and the permits required.
Please e-mail:
or contact the municipal switch board: +46(0)660-880 00

Municipal electricity network

Municipal company Övik energi manages the municipal electricity network.
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Municipal refuse collection and water supply

Municipal company Miva handles municipal refuse collection and water supply.
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You can get to Örnsköldsvik by train, air plane, bus or car.

Buses to other towns and smaller communities within the municipality depart from the travel centre in Örnsköldsvik. City buses that travel around Örnsköldsvik depart from Örnparken, which is close to the market square.

Din Tur provides public transport and connectivity throughout Västernorrland County, which includes Örnsköldsvik Municipality.
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The Botniabanan line makes travelling between Umeå and Sundsvall easy and convenient. Trains stop at the travel centre in central Örnsköldsvik. The regional train, Norrtåg, also stops close to Örnsköldsvik Hospital and in Husum.
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The Örnsköldsviks airport is at Gideå, which is 25 kilometres from the centre of Örnsköldsvik.
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