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If you are interested in local community and culture, filling your shopping bags or simply want to enjoy boating in the Oslo Fjord – Sandvika is waiting for you!

In the heart of Vestfjorden, approximately 9 miles from Oslo, you will find Sandvika. If you visit during summer, you should definitely head to Kalvøya. The scenic island can be reached via a suspension bridge and offers beaches, festivals and hiking trails. For those who are more open-minded, the eastern side of the island also offers a dedicated naturist zone.

Board the popular fjord vessels Rigmor and Rigfar to experience the Oslo Fjord. These vessels sail between the islands in Asker and Bærum. If you book a ticket in good time you can also experience Oscarsborg fort, go fishing or enjoy a pirate-themed evening! It is possible to rent the vessels for private events and sail from Kadettangen at the mouth of the River Sandvik.

If you are on a shopping holiday, you have come to the right place. One of the largest shopping centres in the country, Sandvika Storsenter, is just a few minutes’ walk from Sandvika station. Here you can find what your heart desires, with 200 stores and eateries available to choose from.

If you want to experience a slightly unusual museum, you should visit the Emma Hjorth Museum, where you can learn about the history of caring for mental illness in Norway. The museum highlights an essential part of the country’s socio-political history up until the Second World War in the form of photographs, newspaper clippings and its own database.

It is easy to travel to Sandvika from the UK. If you’re flying into Oslo, Sandvika is only an hour away by train, giving you ample opportunity to enjoy the views through the window. There are also regular bus departures from several locations throughout Norway heading towards Sandvika, making it easy to incorporate into a wider tour of the country.

There is plenty to do during a weekend break in Sandvika. However, if the need to visit more urban areas should arise, you will find the capital only a short train ride away.

Top hotels in Sandvika

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Thon Hotel Oslofjord
Thon Hotel Oslofjord
4 out of 5
Sandviksveien 184, Sandvika, Baerum
£91
per night
Mar 27 - Mar 28

Located in the heart of Baerum, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oslofjord and Sandvika Center. Kalvoya Island and Jardarkollen are also within 2 miles ...

4.2/5Excellent! (506 reviews)

"Close to my office at Hovik - there’s a free shuttle bus. You can walk there from a Sandvika train station."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Thon Hotel Oslofjord
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
4 out of 5
Sonja Henies Plass 3 Postboks 9206, Oslo
£90
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Oslo City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Oslofjord and Oslo Spektrum. Oslo Opera House and Aker Brygge are also within 2 miles ...

4.2/5Excellent! (7,611 reviews)

"Super location. Very nice throughout. Loads of variety for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station
Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station
3 out of 5
Fred Olsens Gate 11, Oslo
£56
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Oslo City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oslofjord, Oslo Opera House and Oslo Spektrum. Aker Brygge and University of Oslo are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,482 reviews)

"The location is fabulous . The staff are wonderful and the easy check in facility is wonderful."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station

Popular things to do in Sandvika

Oslo Opera House
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Oslo Opera House

4.5/5(127 reviews)

The home of the Norwegian National Ballet and Opera is a large marble and glass edifice that resembles a glacier rising out of the water.

Viking Ship Museum
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Viking Ship Museum

4.5/5(105 reviews)

This large hall is the permanent dock of three great Viking ships that may have once brought terror to northern Europe.

Aker Brygge
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Aker Brygge

4.5/5(132 reviews)

This former shipyard is now a popular entertainment, shopping and restaurant district on the shores of the Oslo Fjord.

Oslo Winter Park
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Oslo Winter Park

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Carve tracks on perfectly groomed runs and watch daredevils on Norway’s Olympic superpipe at this stunning resort area a short distance from central Oslo.

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
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Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

4.5/5(30 reviews)

This vast open-air museum contains original buildings from more than six centuries of Norwegian history, including a medieval cathedral and farmhouses.

Munch Museum
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Munch Museum

4/5(63 reviews)

You can spend time browsing the exhibits at Munch Museum in Oslo. Experience the acclaimed art galleries and fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.

Top activities in Sandvika

Oslo Pass
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Oslo Pass

92% of travellers recommend
£37
Per adult
Oslo Panorama Tour - Holmenkollen & Vigeland Sculpture Park
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Oslo Panorama Tour - Holmenkollen & Vigeland Sculpture Park

98% of travellers recommend
£29
Per adult
Marvelous Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Marvelous Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour

£11
Per adult
Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide
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Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide

£27
Per adult
Oslo Discovery Tour with certified guides and modern coaches
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Oslo Discovery Tour with certified guides and modern coaches

90% of travellers recommend
£46
Per adult
Oslo Small Group Walking Tour
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Oslo Small Group Walking Tour

£38
Per adult