House with student apartments in Västra vägen, Linköping.

​​​​At Västra Vägen in Gottfridsberg you'll find Fjärilen, a former office block that is now one of our most popular student residences. There are a total of 65 one- and two-room apartments with great layouts, all fitted to a high standard, with beech laminate flooring and their own kitchenette. At the top of the building is a common room with a sauna.

The best thing about Fjärilen is the location, within easy cycling distance of both Campus Valla and the Faculty of Health Sciences. Even closer is the city centre, where you will find the city library and the hub of student life, Kårhuset Kollektivet.

​Key facts

Distance from Campus Valla

​approx. 2.5 km

​Distance from Faculty of Health Sciences

​approx. 1.5 km

​Distance from bus/train station

​approx 1.3 km

​Nearest food store

​approx. 200 m

​Built in


​Last refurbished



4 119–6 659 SEK / Month


53 studio apartments/one bedroom, 25,8 – 35 sq.m
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12 two bedroom, 39,3 – 52,6 sq.m.
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“A typical student residence, but a bit quieter”

Justiina has lived in various places during her time at Linköping University. Now she is in Fjärilen and she loves it!

Name: Justiina Ekblom
From: Stockholm
Lives in: A one-room apartment in Fjärilen

Justiina is in her second year of a Master's degree in International and European Relations and by now has got to know Linköping well. 

Why did you choose Fjärilen?
"I've rented from other landlords in Linköping and I've also tried corridor life, but I felt like I wanted my own space. I've always thought Fjärilen was a good area, so I applied for and got my current apartment in summer 2013." 

How would you describe Fjärilen to someone who has never been here?
"I'd say it's in a great location, close to the Campus and the city centre. It's a typical student residence really, but a bit quieter and calmer than the student residences in Ryd, for example."

What's the best thing about your apartment?
"The best thing about the apartment is that it's an apartment. It feels really good to move away from living on a corridor as I come to the end of my studies. I may only have one room plus a kitchen and a bathroom, but the layout means you can use the wardrobes as a screen to make a bed alcove. That way, I don't end up sitting on the bed all the time."


Read the whole interview with Justiina here.
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