urban area in Sandviken Municipality, Sweden
(Redirected from Storvik)
Europe > Nordic countries > Sweden > Norrland > Gävleborg County > Sandviken

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

Understand edit

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 in edit

Regional trains run hourly from Gävle on the coast to Sandviken (16 min), Storvik, Hofors, Falun and Borlänge. Some continue to Kopparberg and Örebro.

  • 1 Sandviken resecentrum (Just south of city centre). Hub for regional trains and buses.  
  • 2 Storvik railway station.

Get around edit

Map of Sandviken

See edit

  • 1 Rosenlöfs Tryckerimuseum, Korsikavägen 23, Kungsgården, +46 290-37618. Small working museum dedicated to printing.
  • 2 Forsbacka ironworks are east just over the county boundary, see Gävle.
  • 3 Årsjögård (at the lakeside village of Årsunda). An open-air museum centered around a reconstructed Viking farm in the midst of a historic region known as Järnriket (The Iron Realm). Experimental archaeology and occasional role plays, re-enactments, feasts, music and crafts. Learn more about the cultural history of this area, in particular the Viking Age. The Sörby gravefields with 90 burial mounds and stone settings are nearby, as are the popular lakeside bathing site of Strandbaden at the lake of Storsjön, locally known as "Gästriklands riviera". At Strandbaden you will find a camping site and restaurant.  

Do edit

  • 1 Högbo Bruk, Hans Hiertas väg 6, +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 Björk & Berries. Free.
  • 2 Kungsberget Ski Resort, Kungsbergsvägen 51, Järbo.  
  • 3 Färnebofjärden National Park. A massive national park along the Dal river (Dalälven).    

Buy edit

Eat edit

Drink edit

Sleep edit

Connect edit

Go next edit

This city travel guide to Sandviken is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.