New in Boden

New in Boden

Are you new to the vibrant community of Boden? We’re thrilled to have you here! We understand that moving to a new place comes with its own set of challenges, from finding your way around to making new friends. That’s why we’ve created a series of events tailored specifically for you—our newest residents!

At “New In Boden,” our mission is to ease your transition into your new home. We aim to create engaging and welcoming environments where you can meet fellow newcomers as well as long-standing residents. Our events are designed to help you establish new contacts, find out more about what Boden has to offer, and ultimately, feel like a part of our community.

Free tickets to the water park

We would love to hear your story about your move to Boden! So much that we will give you 2 free tickets to the water park if you share it with us. 

Here’s how you do it:

  1. take a picture of you or your family, write a short caption about your move to Boden and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #newinboden


  2. Take a screenshot of the post and send it in direct messages to @Boden_Sweden on Instagram, there someone will assist you and make sure you get the tickets.


If you have an open Instagram account we may share your story on @Boden_Sweden to tell the locals about your move here and encourage them to say hi.

Events for people that are new in Boden

Our event calendar is your go-to resource for all community happenings, but to streamline your search for newcomer-specific activities, simply look for events tagged with “New In Boden”. This tag highlights gatherings curated specifically for those who are new to our community.

We encourage you to participate in all events you finds interesting and get to know the locals! New events are added regularly, so make sure to check the calendar often.

A Gateway to Community Engagement

For newcomers and long-time residents alike, joining a non-profit association can be a gateway to becoming more involved in the community. It offers a platform to meet like-minded individuals who share similar values and interests. Participating in meetings, events, and projects allows members to contribute their skills and knowledge, learn new things, and make lasting contributions to their community’s growth and development.

For newcomers, participating in a non-profit is a fantastic way to immerse oneself in the local culture, learn the language, and understand the societal norms and values of Boden. It accelerates the integration process and makes the transition to a new community much smoother.

Meet the locals

As you settle into your new home, one of the most enriching aspects of your move will undoubtedly be getting to know the locals, affectionately known as Bodensare. While initially, they may seem reserved, this guide is here to assure you that forming connections with Bodensare can be a rewarding experience that will enhance your time in Boden.

First Impressions

At first glance, Bodensare may come across as somewhat distant. This characteristic is not uncommon in many parts of Sweden, where people often value personal space and are more introspective in nature. However, this initial reserve is not a reflection of unfriendliness but rather a cultural approach to privacy and new relationships.

Breaking the Ice

Despite their initial reserve, Bodensare are known for their kindness, helpfulness, and openness once the ice has been broken. Engaging in conversation, especially if you take the initiative, can lead to warm exchanges and the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Here are a few tips on how to connect:

  • Be the First to Say Hello: A simple greeting or question can open doors. Bodensare appreciate politeness and are likely to respond positively to friendly overtures.

  • Ask for Advice or Directions: Seeking assistance is often a great way to start a conversation. Whether you’re curious about the best local coffee shop or need directions, most Bodensare will be more than willing to help.

  • Join Local Groups or Activities: Participating in community events or local interest groups can facilitate more natural interactions with Bodensare.

Language Barrier? No Problem!

If you’re worried about the language barrier, you’ll be relieved to know that most Bodensare are proficient in English and are usually willing to communicate in English if you address them in it. This makes Boden an accessible and welcoming place for English speakers. However, attempting to learn and speak some Swedish is always appreciated and can be a great way to show your interest in the local culture.

Embrace the Local Way of Life

Understanding and adapting to the local customs and pace of life in Boden can also help you connect with Bodensare. Showing appreciation for the town, its culture, and its natural beauty can be a point of common interest and pride. Bodensare are proud of their town and sharing in that pride can be a bonding experience.

Patience and Persistence

Building relationships with Bodensare, like with any new community, takes time and patience. The initial reserve you encounter is simply a first layer, beneath which you’ll find warmth, generosity, and a genuine interest in others. With a little effort and understanding, you’ll soon find yourself forming lasting connections and feeling truly at home among the locals in Boden.


Moving to a new town can be a thrilling yet daunting experience, filled with many questions about settling in, finding your way around, and integrating into the community. That’s why we’re here to help! If you find yourself with questions or in need of guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Relocation Host.

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