Family life

Skellefteå is a fantastic place to live in Sweden for families with young children – the life/work balance means that the whole family benefits from the incredible recreational opportunities and the strong social infrastructure.

Great for children

If you ask a family with young children what the best part of living in Skellefteå is, they are likely to reply that "it is a great place to grow up". And it is very difficult to counter this argument. Being so close to everything and all the picturesque playgrounds are just a few of the factors that make Skellefteå a town for children. Not to mention all the opportunities provided from preschool to upper secondary school.

A safe place with low crime rates

Skellefteå is without a doubt one of the country's safest places to grow up. Year on year, statistics show that the crime rates in Skellefteå are lower than the country average. In other words, it is a place where children and adults alike can relax and enjoy their day-to-day routines.

Make the most of every season

Skellefteå residents almost take their area’s bounteous natural beauty for granted. With its stunning white winters and bright, warm summers, Skellefteå is a glorious place to live, throughout the year. Not least for children. Learning to ski, swimming in lakes and participating in various outdoor activities are a natural part of childhood here. There can be few better places in the world to be a child.

Fantastic playgrounds and bathing spots

Skellefteå has prioritised making the municipality a place where children can thrive and develop. With recently refurbished playgrounds and specially adapted bathing spots, there are numerous opportunities to enjoy a stimulating and memorable childhood.

Go everywhere by bicycle

Thanks to the relatively short distances and the great bicycle paths, it easy to get around in Skellefteå, even for children. As there is no need to cross busy intersections, children and adults alike can go anywhere quite safely.