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In Boden we live a life of #Närhetsliv. By that we mean the life where you’re close to everything that matters and more – your children’s activities, your job, schools, cultural events, attractive homes, shopping and nature.

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Bodforsen is a residential area located by the Lule River, very close to the Boden hydroelectric power plant. The settlement consists of slightly older villas and holiday homes located along the river, as well as a terraced house area with condominiums. There is also Börstingens Camping in the area. When residents describe the area, they use expressions such as homely, safe and peaceful, child-friendly and good neighbors. The area has good pedestrian and cycle paths, and it is easy to get down to the river where there are beautiful walking paths. The suspension bridge over the river is also equipped with lighting, allowing for nice walks even in the evening. The area is served by the Citybuss line 1 and a few minutes away is the “Garnis” which is a hub for both local and regional bus services. A school bus is available.

City center

3,3 Kilometer


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Health center

2,9 Kilometer

Grocery store

2,7 Kilometer


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  • 1. Nature "There is forest everywhere!" Residents in Bodforsen can easily and quickly get out into nature. The Rödbergsfortet recreational area is close by. Picking berries and mushrooms, or going up the mountain and having a picnic are appreciated by many, as well as using existing trails for hiking, running or skiing.
  • 2. The river Those interested in fishing can buy fishing licenses through SFK Börstingen, which manages the fishing waters below Boden's power station. There are both salmon and sea trout, grayling and whitefish. The river also attracts boat enthusiasts and SUP paddlers. Due to the current at Bodforsen, swimming is recommended elsewhere.
  • 3. Close to town Bodforsen is located at a convenient distance from the city center, easily accessible by walking, cycling, car or bus.
  • 4. Culture Within walking distance of the area is the Defense Museum, which tells the defense history of Upper North Sweden. The building also houses the city's art gallery. There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions, a café and a museum shop. One of the old office buildings houses a Buddhist temple, Buddharam Temple Boden, also known as the 'House of Peace', which is one of the northernmost Buddhist temples in the world. The parish organizes meditation courses and other activities such as dancing and food events.
  • 5. Sport/leisure A few minutes away is the Boden Energi Arena multi-sport arena with indoor and outdoor courts for various sports. The area includes tennis courts and a padel court.
    In nearby Bodsvedjan there is a hall for indoor football.

About the area

Bodforsen used to consist of meadows and farmland but began to be developed in the 1960s. The townhouse area was built in the 1980s and there were plans to develop the area. Among other things, a gas station and a shop were envisaged. However, these ideas never came to fruition. The townhouse area is currently owned by a housing association. Every winter there is an ice rink in the courtyard for children to ride on and in the summer there is a flea market.


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Preschools in the area

Schools in the area

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