urban area in Sandviken Municipality, Sweden

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


One of the most industrialized cities in Sweden, Sandviken 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 inEdit

Sandviken is served by regional trains between Gävle and Dalarna as well as regional buses. 1 Sandviken resecentrum, just south of the city core, is the hub for buses and trains.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Sandviken



  • 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.




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



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