Sandnes Sights and Landmarks Guide, Norway
What is most striking in Sandnes is its beautiful nature. The large natural environment of the city provides a great setting for exploration through walking or biking. Aside from the town’s surroundings, tourists can enjoy exploring the many tourist attractions, which are sure to surprise and delight. Sandnes Sights is a combination of culture, history and recreation.
Sandnes Sights – Museums
The town of Sandnes has many museums open and ready to be explored. Each museum has a different appeal and displays different collections. Whatever a person looks for in a museum, you can be assured that Sandnes has something that will cater to the liking of every visitor.
Krossens Havremolle Museum. Part of the North Sea’s cultural legacy is the oats. This museum is a national monument showcasing not just the culture of Sandnes but also its industry. Here, visitors are provided with an insight on how oats are processed and the oat mill’s importance to Norway. When tired of walking through the museum, visitors can have a break and relax at the café found in the museum.
Sandnesmuseet. This museum showcases 200 years of pottery and brickwork in Sandnes. Visitors can learn how to create potteries through the use of clay. Aside from this, the museum also gives an introduction to the importance of the woodwork industry in Sandnes.
Oglandmuseet. Named after the Ogland Family, an important clan in the world of industry and trade, this museum provides a 100-year history of the family’s company. The displays of the museum include the company’s trading history and ready-made garments. The most popular of the exhibitions is the collection of motorcycles and bicycles in Norway for the last 90 years.
Sandnes Sights – Outdoor Sites
Sandnes, according to the World Health Organization, is one of the Healthy Cities. Since this is the case, practicing outdoor recreational activities can be both fun and guilt-free. Sandnes Sights has many places where people can just relax and engage in leisure pursuits.
Rogaland Arboretum. This abundant park has over 1400 species of trees and bushes, which came from different countries from all over the world. The park is perfect for a stroll, in any kind of weather and in any season. The 150-acre park is the biggest arboretum in Norway.
Melshei. Branded by many as one of the best places in Norway for outdoor activities, Melshei offers many opportunities. Here, visitors can train to ski on light trails. The place has many different trails depending on the skiers’ skills. They are sure to have a fun and a great time at Melshei.
Sandnes Sights – Lakes
Lakes in Sandnes are beautiful and good places to unwind and relax. Here are some of the best ones in the area.
Brasteinvatnet Lake. This lake is an excellent place for swimming and rafting. Benches and toilets are available for visitors and parking is not a problem.
Eikeneset Lake. A good place for picnic, Eikeneset can be found off the Oltedalsvatnet Lake. It is surrounded by a forest of oaks which adds up to the natural appeal of the place.
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