Älmhults kommun: Surprising Älmhult - international & close
Älmhults kommun: Surprising Älmhult - international & close
Älmhults kommun: Surprising Älmhult - international & close
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Welcome to Älmhult

Welcome to the official website of the municipality of Älmhult!
On these pages you can find information about the municipality and council services, as well as tourist information, and much more.

Älmhult is a municipality in southern Småland, a province itself located in southern Sweden. The municipality, covering 983 square kilometers of forests, lakes and agricultural land, counts 15,400 inhabitants of which 8,500 reside in the main "town".

Älmhult is the birthplace of two world famous persons:

  • Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), botanist, zoologist and physician, was born in the village of Råshult, just north of what is today the main urban area of Älmhult. Linnaeus is probably best known as a botanist and for his system of classifying organisms, which is still used today.
  • Ingvar Kamprad, born in 1926, founder of IKEA. The very first IKEA store opened here in 1958. More than 50 years later, Älmhult is still a site for vital operations in what has become a world-wide enterprise, attracting visitors and employees from all over the world.

Situated on one of Småland's largest lakes, Möckeln, the Älmhult district offers many possibilities for outdoor activities such as canoeing and fishing. Camping sites, cycle trails and walking paths can also be found in close proximity to the lake. For tourists and business visitors, a variety of accommodation is available: hotel, bed and breakfast and self- catering.

Älmhult boasts its own well-stocked public library, an 18-hole golf course and a wide range of sports clubs and other associations for all age groups. The closest cities,  Växjö and Kristianstad, both have their own airports. Larger cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Copenhagen are also easily accessed by railway services.

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Contact Älmhult

Älmhults kommun
Box 500,
343 23 Älmhult

phone 0476-550 00
fax 0476-552 00
e-mail info@almhult.seexternal link

Visiting address
Stortorget 1,

Deliveries to
N Parkgatan 2,
343 30 Älmhult

Contact Älmhult

Billing address
Älmhults kommun
106 37 Stockholm

Organisations number

More contact information
Open hours växel/reception
Monday - Friday 8-16.30
Closed for lunch 12-13

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