Sandnes is known for its beautiful hiking trails and the town is a great destination for those who like to be active in the great outdoors.
Sandnes is the place for those who want to experience the rugged coastlines of Norway, while also being in a city with many interesting attractions. Outdoor excursions in the area are magnificent, so prepare yourself for some great experiences during the trip. If you are travelling with children, you can rest assured that they will also enjoy themselves in Sandnes.
Visit the touristkontoret (tourist office) in Sandnes for tips about different trips to embark on. The most popular hike in the area will take you to Dalsnuten, a trip of just over five kilometres from the parking area. Do the hike on a sunny day and enjoy the breath-taking views from the top, while also enjoying the good weather.
Cycling is popular in Sandnes, so rent a bike and try out some of the cycle routes in the city. Contact your hotel reception for tips on how to rent a bike. You can see a lot more of the area on a bike than you would otherwise.
If you are on holiday in Sandnes in summer, shop for picnic supplies and head to Sandvedparken for a picnic. The park is often frequented by locals when weather permits, especially students in the city who know how to have a good time in the park when the sun is shining and have no lectures the next day.
If you are travelling with children, head to the Vitenfabrikken (Science Centre)—a popular attraction that is good fun for both big and small. The interactive exhibits are fun and teach you a little of everything, so you are sure to leave Vitenfabrikken a little wiser than when you went in. If you are visiting Sandnes with children, taking the train is a good option. The Sandnes train station is located right in the centre, not far from the city parks and the intimate Strandgaten.
Sandnes is a travel destination for those who love both nature and city life. You get the comfort that comes with staying in a small town combined with good hiking options in the area. If you need to recharge with a day of relaxation, you can check whether there are any performances on at kulturhuset (cultural centre).