Welcome to Örkelljunga
There are many reasons for moving to idyllic Örkelljunga.
Located in the north west of the province of Skåne on what used to be the Danish - Swedish border and where the open landscape of southern Sweden meets the dense fir forests, so typical of the greater part of Sweden, Örkelljunga has much to offer.
Low living costs
Apart from the beautiful undulating countryside with countless opportunities for finding the ideal location for your home or establishing a company, Örkelljunga also offers low living costs and excellent communication routes to the rest of the country and Europe. Malmö and Lund are less than an hour away and three international airports, Kastrup, Sturup and Ängelholm are all within easy reach.
The municipality has no fewer than 56 nature reserves and large areas of unspoilt heather moors and forest. The natural beauty of the area helps explains why so many visitors return year after year and buy second homes in Örkelljunga.
There is property in the area to suit everyone and all at very affordable prices. For the price of a city center flat you can buy a lakeside property in Örkelljunga or even a smallholding with a paddock and stables in your own woodland. Or, why not build your own? Building plot prices range from just 75 to 350 kronor per square meter.
Woodlands Golf & Country Club is placed in a hilly forest landscape with many lakes only 20 minutes by car from Helsingborg and 60 minutes from Copenhagen.
Besides a magnificent 27-hole golf course, Woodlands consists of a professional golf academy and a modern club house with golf shop and restaurant. In the gated area of the club, you can enjoy life in stylish houses designed exclusively for Woodlands.
Read more about Woodlands
High level of community service
With a population of 9 500 Örkelljunga is small enough to be on first name terms with everyone, yet large enough to be able to offer a very high level of community service. The local schools have a well earned reputation for providing excellent education all the way from kindergarten to high school.
Free school transport
From three months of age all the children in the community are guaranteed a place in the childcare program. The community even offers an after hours kindergarten for parents working evenings, nights or weekends. Free school transport is provided for children living outside the immediate school catchment area.
Study whilst living at home
The Educational Centre in Örkelljunga in conjunction with Lund university offers students in the area endless opportunities to study whilst living at home. Despite what you may have heard, learning to speak Swedish isn't too difficult and there are many options freely available for those prepared to give it a go regardless of age, education or current proficiency level.
Enjoying your leisure time isn't a problem in Örkelljunga. There are seventeen large lakes and countless ponds in the area, many with designated bathing places. Apart from swimming, these lakes also provide opportunities for ice skating in winter, canoeing and boating in summer and excellent fishing all year round.
The nearest ski slopes are just twenty minutes away and with plenty of moose, wild boar and deer in the forests there are many opportunities to hunt. The area also boasts excellent golf and leisure facilities and prides itself in being home to one of Sweden's best volleyball teams.
The National Swedish rowing centre is located at Hjelmsjö lake which is just a stone's throw from Örkelljunga town centre.
There are over four hundred private companies in the area and unemployment is lower than in the rest of the region. Community wide broadband access gives the citizens of Örkelljunga the benefits of the information age whilst living in a beautiful and affordable part of southern Sweden.
Welcome to Örkelljunga!