Sandviken Tourism

Sandviken is a locality and the seat of Sandviken Municipality in Gävleborg County, Sweden with 22,965 inhabitants in 2010. It is situated about 25 km west of Gävle and lies approximately 190 km north of Stockholm. The rail journey to Stockholm takes about 2 hours and to Arlanda, Sweden´s main international airport, no more than 1.5 hours. Sandviken is the home town of the major high-technology Swedish engineering concern Sandvik and the main office of the company was located in Sandviken until January 2012 when it was moved to Stockholm. Sandviken is also home to a number of cultural activities: Kulturskolan means "the cultureschool" (extramural music, dance and drama training), Sandviken Big Band, Sandviken Symphonic Orchestra and a large number of musicians in the region. Sandvikens Art Gallery shows throughout the year various interesting exhibitions. Amongst the many popular tourist attractions in the municipality, the following must be singled out for special mention: the attractive old, carefully restored industrial villages in Gysinge and Högbo Bruk with their forges and smithies, handicraft, manor houses and possibilities they offer for outdoor recreation. During the winter months the downhill skiing facilities and the Snowpark at Kungsberget attract a large number of visitors from near and far.

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Sandviken in Sweden awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Sandviken. Sandviken is located at a short trip away from Stockholm a major city in Sweden. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Stockholm for its bountiful attractions like Gamla Stan, Royal Palace, Vasa Museum on your trip to Sandviken. A holiday in Sandviken can generally be of 1-2 days.

Sandviken is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • How safe is Sandviken for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sandviken.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.64 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 61.36 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.36 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 63.64 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 61.36 (High)
    • Safety Index 48.97 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.22 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.24 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 102.62 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sandviken

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.74 USD

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