Last updated: 17 6 2020

Söderköping municipality lies on the coast of Östergötland and is just a short commuting distance to the university towns of Norrköping and Linköping. Half of the residents live in this idyllic town with strong roots in the Middle Ages. The other half lives in the surrounding countryside where there are many smaller urban settlements.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers


Size by area

1,326 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Norrköping 16 km
  • Linköping 49 km
  • Stockholm 181 km

The Göta canal flows through Söderköping and in summer time the canal docks are resplendent with restaurants, shops and Sweden's largest glass restaurant, "Smultronstället". St Anna archipelago, one of Sweden's most beautiful stretches of coast with numerous islands, flourishes with many thousands of visitors and holidaymakers in the summer months. Several hundred live in the area the whole year round, many own small businesses serving the tourist and handicraft industries. Security, openness and consideration characterise our municipality. Welcome to our world!


In the municipality there are accommodation companies where you can search for flats with the right of tenancy, cooperative flats and other types of accommodation. On the municipality's website you can read more about the vacant accommodation and the companies which provide them.

Vilka språkgrupper finns på orten?

In the municipality there are many different language groups represented. Contact the municipality's refugee reception areas for more information.

Föreningar och organisationer

In the municipality there are a large number of associations with different emphases. For example, sports associations, cultural associations, churches and different communions. On the municipality's you can search in the association register for an association which matches your interests.

Vad finns i närområdet

The municipality has practically everything you may conceivably need. Here you'll find libraries, food shops and different types of services and stores. There are also sports facilities here and a large range of different leisure and cultural activities. On the municipality's website you can read more about what is available and the activities on offer.


The municipality offers a school system for those who are at home with children. The municipality has teaching facilities such as preschools and family day nurseries for children aged between 1 and 5 years. See the municipality's website for more information.

Grund- och gymnasieskolor

The municipality provides comprehensive schools for pupils up to year 9. On the municipality's website you can find more about comprehensive schools and also the opportunities for upper secondary education.


The municipality offers different types of adult education and Swedish for immigrants, sfi. On the municipality's website you can read more about the available opportunities.

Hälso- och sjukvård

Within the municipality you'll find a number of different forms of care. Here there are amongst other things a welfare centre for general issues and access to child care, antenatal care and dental care. On the municipality's website you can find more information about who you can turn to for different areas of care.


With all contact with the authorities, the municipality and health services, you are entitled to interpreting help if you do not speak or understand Swedish. This is booked in advance of the actual meeting.


There are public transport links in the municipality. Information on timetables and different ways to travel can be found on the municipality's website.

Arbete och företagande

In the municipality, or within commuting distance, there are many employers both large and small. The jobs available in the area can be found in the introduction to the presentation under the Vacant jobs tab. On the municipality's website there is information for anyone interested in starting their own company.