The municipality of Sollentuna is strategically positioned between Stockholm City and the international airport, Arlanda. Sollentuna has more than 72 000 inhabitants and is situated some 15 km north of Stockholm.
Sollentuna is in a very expansive phase. The ambition is to maintain and develop built up areas and green areas in the municipality. Focus is on densifying central parts of the municipality. In 2018 Sollentuna passed the 72,000 inhabitants mark. Inhabitants increase with about 1000 every year and the demand for housing and services is increasing. The municipality’s goal for the next ten-year period is to build 300 – 500 homes per year, with the ambition of having around 5,000 homes ready for occupancy by 2025.
Focus is on densifying central parts of the municipality. By investing in densification of the municipality’s station areas, we’re creating a more pleasant and vibrant urban environment with homes, offices and trade. To achieve the ambition of preserving and developing buildings, the option of building vertically will be trialled in a few well-chosen spots. Together with Upplands Väsby, Sollentuna is developing a vision for Rotebro Älvsundadalen to, in the long run, create a more sustainable, cohesive and attractive area there.
Sollentuna is 13 km long and 7.5 km at its widest with a total area of 58.6 sq.km, of which 5.4 sq.km. is water or lakes. Sollentuna has a long and vital history dating back to the Bronze Age when important waterways met in the area around Edsviken.
The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise has ranked Sollentuna as one of the nation’s most enterprise–friendly municipalities. The municipality has excellent co-operation with trade and industry. Through effective dialogue and understanding the municipality has acquired sound knowledge of the requirements of business to develop and establish operations in Sollentuna.
Edsberg Manor house, a Swedish national treasure, is strategically located on the shore of Edsviken in the beautiful Edsberg Park. The building goes by the name Edsberg’s castle in popular speech. This beautiful area offers a peaceful and serene setting for strolling, picnics and outdoor enjoyment.
The Edsvik area offers art, culture, design and food in a culture-historical environment. Edsberg’s castle and the castle gardens are an important place for many Sollentuna residents. The national day is celebrated here, and many events are organised here throughout the year. The Edsvik Art Hall and the Edsbacka Wärdshus Inn are some of the businesses in the area.
The municipality has a wonderful nature reserve, Järvafältet with its beauty and natural rural setting and the Rösjö area with bathing and camping opportunities that encourage outdoor activities.
Winter sports are well catered for with long distance ice skating at Norrviken and Edsviken, along with northern Stockholm’s best downhill ski slope at Väsjöbacken.