Moving to Sweden and Kalmar

Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with great diversity in its nature and climate. Kalmar´s location in southeast Sweden means that it is close to Europe.


Kalmar is a modern city with a welldeveloped economy, reputable university, active cultural life for a good quality of life. Kalmar has the opportunities of a big city with the proximity and charm of a small town.

The sea is ever present, and there are unspoilt forests nearby. The Swedish right of public access allows anyone to pick mushrooms and berries in the forest.

Öland´s unique nature and world heritage are just a stone´s throw away.

Historic traditions

At Kvarnholmen, in the centre of Kalmar, the city´s historic traditions can be seen in its buildings and defences from Sweden´s period as a great power, hundreds of years ago. Kalmar was an important meeting place for trade and politics already in the Middle Ages. In 1397, the Union of Kalmar united Sweden, Denmark and Norway into one kingdom.

Kalmar Castle is Scandinavia´s best preserved renaissance castle and dates back to the twelfth century.

Today, Kalmar Castle is an active arena for concerts, conferences, dinners and feasts. Topical exhibitions and activites with historic overtones are arranged for visitors of all ages.

Work and study in Kalmar

Kalmar is known as an active commercial city. In recent years, a large number of well-known chain stores have opened here and several big shopping centres have been built.

The aim of the region is to welcome business, help new ventures and encourange people and businesses to move to Kalmar.

An important cluster of the development is the Linnaeus University. Linnaeus University is one of Sweden's newest higher education institutions. It was formed when the University of Kalmar and Växjö University merged in 2010. Linnaeus University has approximately 33 000 students in 150 degree programmes and 1 300 single-subject courses.

Accomodation for a good quality of life

Kalmar offers accomodation in all categories. Extensive planning work means that there is land for building in central parts and nearby communities. Whatever you are looking for, there are great opportunities to realise your dreams for a better life.

When you want to travel

Kalmar´s location in southeast Sweden means that it is close to Denmark and Europe. A large number of direct trains depart from Kalmar to Copenhagen, a hub of communication to the world. There are also several daily trains to Gothenburg.

Kalmar Öland Airport daily flights to Stockholm for easy business. You also have charter flights to many destinations in the world.