Bengtsfors: Modern industry in a magical landscape
In Bengtsfors municipality there is a real expertise in forest, wood, paper & pulp and construction. The largest employers are in the paper industry and are leaders in high-tech production of specialty papers. Other large companies are found in the packaging, engineering, food and laundry industries.
The tourism industry is growing steadily and has a great potential in view of our fantastic natural resources. Agriculture and forestry is the industry that has the most companies in the municipality.
Are you looking for a place where you can establish and expand your business? We are happy to assist you!
Bengtsfors municipality is located in the growth zone between Gothenburg and Oslo. The location between two growing metropolitan regions is an attractive area for those seeking the proximity of the metropolis without its disadvantages. Here you are in Scandinavia’s demographic center with a strategic location to reach Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Here your find available premises, land and staff with broad expertise in many areas. There is also specialist expertise in high-tech production of specialty papers, as well as in the packaging, engineering and wood industries.
The municipality has several established industrial areas, in close proximity to important highways, with vacant land and vacant premises at low costs. The existing corporate structures in these areas are something that newly established companies can benefit from. In addition, the municipality’s plans allow for even more industrial areas. We can also offer premises for trade and offices in several locations in the municipality.
Bengtsfors is located along highways 172 and 164. The county roads connect directly to E45, E18 and E6. Distance to Trollhättan Airport: 106 kilometers, Landvetter: 193 kilometers and Oslo: 212 kilometers.
Life in Bengtsfors
Do you want to leave the city pulse for rural tranquility? If you choose to live in the municipality of Bengtsfors, you will have a fantastic environment to live in. The prospects of finding a lake-based accommodation and close contact with nature are almost 100 percent.
Lakes and water are characteristic of Bengtsfors municipality. An example of this is, of course, Dalsland’s canal, which runs through several of the municipality’s agglomerations. Another is the growing interest in canoeing and the event Dalsland Kanotmaraton +, Sweden’s longest canoe race, which runs in August each year.
Bengtsfors municipality is also characterized by a long tradition in arts and crafts. A large number of artists and craftsmen live and work here. In Dals Långed you find a part of HDK – the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg.
In Bengtsfors municipality you have the opportunity to have a fantastic accommodation, both in terms of price and location. We have maritime plots for sale in several of our urban areas.
To experience in Bengtsfors
Bengtsfors municipality has a wide range of activities for an active leisure or holiday. Much of the cultural and leisure life is run by the many active associations in Bengtsfors. The commitment is deep and wide and the associations take great responsibility for the culture and leisure to flourish.
Bengtsfors municipality is characterized by a long tradition in arts and crafts. A large number of artists and craftsmen live and work here. Two major players in the cultural arena in the municipality are Stenebyskolan, which offers preparatory college and college education in design and crafts in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg and Halmen’s house, which is the only straw museum in the Nordic region.
Nature, exercise and leisure
Bengtsfors municipality is known for its nature with many lakes and deep forests. There is the opportunity for a rich outdoor life on land as well as on water. Fishing, swimming, hiking, cycling and canoeing are some examples of activities that are very well suited in the municipality of Bengtsfors!
In August each year, through the association Camp Dalsland, Dalsland Canoe Marathon + is organized, which is Scandinavia’s largest canoe competition with a distance of 55 kilometers and runs through four lakes. The race challenges both athletes and the world’s elite. Camp Dalsland is also behind the competitions Dalsland X-Country (mountain bike) and Dalsland X-trail (running). If you fix all three you have taken a Dalsland classic!
Short facts about Bengtsfors municipality
Number of inhabitants: 9 750
Area: 890 km²
Population density: 11 inhabitants / km²
Commuting: 992 commutes in, 1005 commutes out