The city of Sandnes
Public bicycle rental
Sandnes is situated centrally in the Jæren region, at the innermost point of Gandsfjord. Norway´s largest shopping centre, Kvadrat, is also situated here. Sandnes is known as Norway´s bicycle city, mainly due to the fact that the bicycle manufacturer Øglænd DBS was situated here for decades. The city offers a variety of routes for everyday riders and tourists. Safe bicycle paths will take you to the Rogaland Arboretum the country´s largest covering 60 hectares. So far, 13.000 trees and bushes of 1.300 different species have been planted.
Visit the Pottery and Brick Works Museum, Havanna Badeland, a swimming pool and leisure centre, on the eastern side of Gandsfjorden is a favourite among children and young people. Old and young alike can enjoy tropical water temperatures all year round. Water slides, a wave pool, canals and waterfalls are just a few of the things on offer.
The city of Sandnes is located about 15 kilometres south of Stavanger, and these two cities have expanded so as to form a conurbation. The renowned Lysefjord is also easily accessible by car or boat. The landscape of the Sandnes and Stavanger region is quite flat. On the long west coast there are several beaches and further inland the land is raised to form low plains with some small peaks rising up to 400 to 500 metres above sea level. From Stavanger and Sandnes it is approximately one hour by car to alpine and skiing resorts.