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Sandnes Travel Guide, Norway


With over 60,000 inhabitants, Sandnes is the eighth largest city in Norway. The city is a part of Rogaland County and it is situated in the center of North Jæren Region. Sandnes is regarded as the Cycle Town because it has manufactured a large number of bicycles over the years and it has a lot of safe bicycle paths. The city is also tagged as the Healthy City since it is the only city in the country that is a member of the World Health Organization’s network.

Much more than knowing about certain demographics about the city, one will surely be interested in how it is to travel in this city. What rides are actually available and how soothing is the climate to one's trip? Are there exciting activities a traveler must look forward to as well? Get answers through the Sandnes Travel Guide.

Sandnes Travel Guide – Travel

The best way to reach Sandnes is by air. The Sola Airport is just a 20-minute drive away from the city. The airport is served by different flights departing to and arriving from major cities in Norway and other parts of the globe.

Meanwhile, passengers can ride Bus No. 9 when getting into the city from the airport. Another option to get into the city is by train. The main train station of Sandnes is situated on the Jærbanen railroad. The railway connects the city to other parts of Norway and it is served by local and express trains.

Ferries or express boats also come ashore Sandnes. Different motorways such as Highway E39 and Fjord Road link Sandnes to other cities in Norway.

Sandnes Travel Guide – Climate

The weather in Sandnes is influenced by the west coast. This means that the city experiences a lot of showers which can go up at 1180mm per year. The wind in this part of the country is strong. The weather condition in Sandnes is also characterized by mild winter climate in which the lowest temperature falls just a little below zero. Coldest days occur in January and February. Warm temperature can be felt mostly during the month of July.

Sandnes Travel Guide – Things to Do

Although it is an industrial city, Sandnes still has its share of historical, cultural and agricultural attractions which are worth seeing. It also offers plenty of activities for locals and tourists whether during summer or winter.

Sandnes has the biggest shopping center in the country known as the Kvadrat. It also boasts the longest summer bobsleigh run in Kongeparken. One of the favorite places in the city is the Havanna Badeland where people can bathe in the swimming pool and enjoy a stay in its leisure center.

For a different kind of experience, people can go to Soma Farm where they can feed farm animals, ride a tractor and tumble on a hay stack. Another fun activity is fishing. The city has a lot of lakes and rivers where salmon, freshwater fish and sea trout can be caught. A requirement for fishing is to get a license and those who are interested can head to the Sandnes Tourist Board for more information.

For the best summer, individuals can go to different lakes and beaches in Sandnes where they can sunbathe, wind surf and wave surf. Some of the locations for these activities are Edlandsvatnet Lake, Holmavika, Eikeneset, and Brasteinsvatnet Lake.

There is never a dull moment in Sandnes. The city brings about a lot of things for the residents and tourists to enjoy. So next time you plan a trip, consider visiting this beautiful and lively city together with the Sandnes Travel Guide. See how it compares to nearby cities of Bergen and Oslo.

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