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Sandviken is a town, and a municipality, in Gävleborg County, in the Gästrikland province, 20 km west of Gävle, the county seat.

Understand

One of the most industrialized cities in SwedenSandviken is dominated by the huge steel processing factory Sandvik, which employs almost 7,000 of the town's population of just under 40,000. This explains why there are a lot of international guests dining in town.

Get in

Sandviken is served by regional trains between Gävle and Dalarna as well as regional buses.

  • Sandviken resecentrum (Just south of city centre). hub for regional trains and buses. (updated Aug 2020)
  • 2 Storvik railway station. (updated Aug 2020)

Get around

See

  • 1 Rosenlöfs Tryckerimuseum, Korsikavägen 23, Kungsgården, ☏ +46 290-37618. Small working museum dedicated to printing. (updated Feb 2018)

Do

  • 1 Högbo Bruk, Hans Hiertas väg 6, 811 92 Sandviken, ☏ +46 26-242100. A recreation area situated at countryside just outside Sandviken. The area includes manors, blacksmith cottages, a mill, stables, a hotel, an exhibition of carriages and sleighs, as well as the fragrance center Bjork & Berries. Free. 
  • 2 Kungsberget Ski Resort, Kungsbergsvägen 51, Järbo. (updated Aug 2020)

Buy

Eat

  • 1 Kanalkiosken, Barrsätragatan 36, ☏ +46 26-252526. (updated Oct 2016)
  • 2 The Church, Hyttgatan 28, ☏ +46 26-218065. Gastropub in the town's old Baptist church. (updated Oct 2016)

Drink

  • 1 LillPuben, ☏ +46 26-254950. Small and cozy pub serving typical bar food with a friendly atmosphere. (updated Feb 2018)
  • 2 Mulligans Pub, Hyttgatan 15, ☏ +46 26-275151. Irish-themed bar. Largest selection of beer in town. (updated Feb 2018)
  • 3 Sportbaren, Smedsgatan 19, ☏ +46 26-250500. Sportsbar in the same building as Hotell Princess. (updated Feb 2018)

Sleep

  • 1 Stadshotellet Princess, Smedsgatan 19, ☏ +46 26-254050, fax: +46 26-274942, ✉ info@hotellprincess.se. (updated Feb 2018)
  • 2 Hotell Hedåsen, Årsundavägen 100, ☏ +46 26-251200. (updated Feb 2018)

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