To help you deal with your first four-to-six weeks in Skellefteå, we’ve written this succinct 20-point guide to life in northern Sweden. Discover the rich cultural practices, dedication to the environment, and commitment to equality. From understanding the importance of 'fika' to navigating the digital society and appreciating the 'jante' way of life, our guide provides an enlightening overview for all newcomers looking to understand the essence of life in Sweden.
Sweden is one of the best countries in the world for raising children, but what do international parents need to know about schools when they move to Skellefteå with their family? Let Norran be your guide.
Guide to Skellefteå's housing market: How to find an apartment (norran.se)
Demystifying Skellefteå's property market: A comprehensive guide to unearthing an apartment or house in Skellefteå. Are you new to Skellefteå and without a home? Here's how to navigate the city's housing market.
If you're a spouse or partner of a newcomer to Skellefteå and want to start your own business, we've got you covered. Our guide outlines the steps you need to take to get your business up and running. We even have a few business ideas for you.
Your ten-point newbies' guide to Swedish health care (norran.se)
Sweden has a publicly funded healthcare system that is available to all residents, including newcomers. In this guide, we'll cover how Skellefteå newcomers can register for, and access, the Swedish healthcare system, including any differences for EU and non-EU citizens.
Explaining Sweden’s orange pension envelope - part one (norran.se)
Every year, every newcomer who contributed to the Swedish public pension receives an annual statement from the Swedish Pensions Agency; it is called the orange envelope. Here, in the first of two articles, we explain what it all means.
When it's time to complete your Swedish tax return form, don't despair: following these ten points should make the process a little easier to understand. And, if in doubt, ask a tax expert.
Every newcomer who contributed to the Swedish public pension receives an annual statement from the Swedish Pensions Agency; it is called the orange envelope. Here, in the second of two articles, personal finance expert, Jiten Chavda, helps us explain what each page of the statement means.
Regardless of whether you are an EU citizen or not, it is important to understand the various types of Swedish residence permits and their requirements. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of obtaining permanent residency in Sweden and the accompanying benefits associated with it.
Northern Sweden's natural landscape is an abundant source of wild food. From the dense forests to the sprawling meadows, the opportunities for foraging are immense. This guide provides a comprehensive insight into foraging in northern Sweden.
Sedigullah Sakhi was used to making friends easily. But when he moved to Sweden all his attempts to build relationships with Swedes failed. That was until he read a book about Swedish behaviour. Now he passes on his hard-won wisdom by offering tips on how to avoid cultural clashes, and, perhaps most importantly, on how to make good friends with Swedes. And wait 'til you get to the butter story...
Discover how Skellefteå's dynamic "föreningar" (assoications) offer newcomers a unique pathway to becoming an integral part of local life. From cultural gatherings to outdoor adventures, explore how these associations foster connections and understanding. They really are a short-cut into Skellefteå life.