About Kramfors municipality

Kramfors municipality offers both vibrant urban living and beautiful countryside, and you can choose to live in the city or in the country. The municipality enjoys a perfect location by the coast and has forests, mountains and lakes. The High Coast World Heritage Site attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year, thanks to its unique natural environment.

Positive development

The city centre has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years. The Gallerian Christoffer shopping centre opened in 2013, offering a wide range of shops. It’s easy to do your grocery shopping locally, as we have several large supermarkets in the city centre. We are also proud of our newly built travel centre, Skarpåkersskolan school and the Kramfors IP sports ground.

Lots of small communities

As well as Kramfors, the municipality is home to 12 smaller towns. Ullånger, Nyland and Bollstabruk have good local services and many smaller places in the municipality have food shops and restaurants.

A wealth of associations

There are 300 associations in the municipality, offering everything from choral singing and sport to culture and fishing. We have several swimming pools, ice rinks, sports centres and two bowling alleys.

High Coast World Heritage Site

The High Coast was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. It earned this accolade thanks to the large and rapid land uplift that has taken place here since the last Ice Age.

The area is home to the largest land uplift in the world, 286 m, at the summit of the Skuleberget mountain. Anyone visiting the High Coast can see within just a small area all the marks the land uplift has left on the landscape, such as calotte mountains, pebble fields and cut-off bays.

Ådalen’s industrial tradition

Ådalen stretches along the Ångerman river from Sandöbron up through Sollefteå municipality. Ådalen has a strong industrial tradition and it was here that a major event in Swedish political history took place in 1931.

The Ådalen shootings were a tragedy where five people were killed by the Swedish military. The background to this was an industrial dispute, with strikes and demonstrations by workers at the sawmill and pulp factory who wanted higher wages.

Industry today

Kramfors is home to a wide range of companies, but for many years now the sawmill and pulp industries have formed the basis of the area’s industrial operations. The largest company in Kramfors municipality today is Mondi Dynäs, which makes sack kraft paper. Another major employer is Gerdins in Mjällom, a component and systems supplier of precision components in sheet metal, metal cutting and assembled components.

The municipality also has several small and medium-sized companies in the engineering workshop and manufacturing industries. In terms of service companies, Folksam is a major player with its telesales operation.

The largest employer is Kramfors municipal authority, which has 1,700 employees.

Uppdaterad: Sidansvarig: Ann-Cathrin Granbäck

In brief

Just over 18,000 in the municipality. 9,000 live in the centre.

Geographical location:
Situated in Ångermanland,
Västernorrland county

The municipality was formed in 1974.
Kramfors was awarded the title of city in 1947.

Total area: 2,892 km2
Land: 1, 695 km2
Water, including lakes and sea: 1,197 km2

Stockholm 470 km
Sundsvall 94 km
Härnösand 43 km
Örnsköldsvik 98 km
Umeå 194 km
Sollefteå 41 km

Transport links:
The Botniabanan railway and the E4 and riksväg 90 roads all pass through the municipality. Transport options include car, bus and train. Höga Kusten Airport offers daily flights.