The most popular tourist attraction is Oskarsborg, a tower built in 1895 on the top of a hill close to the town centre. The tower is built as a memorial over a visit of king Oscar II of Sweden. The king actually never visited Söderhamn.
In October 2012, under a scheme organised by the local authorities of Soderhamn and Sweden's national employment office, anyone aged 18-28 can be paid to find a job in Oslo, in an attempt to reduce youth unemployment. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, project manager Magus Nilsen said: "Going to Norway to find work has always been quite popular with young people, but sometimes they want to go but don't know how to find a job or accommodation so we thought we'd give them a bit of help with both." Those who choose to sign up are given a free ticket to the Norwegian capital, while also being put up in a youth hostel for a month as they search for employment.