"58.51N 5.44E" Sandnes by Rusket

Sandnes Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 66 photos

Not a Stavanger suburb

People tend to believe that Sandnes is a suburb of Stavanger. I once overheard a woman with en eastern norwegian dialect complain to her travelling companion when the long distance train to Oslo stopped in Sandnes 10 minutes after leaving Stavanger: "Does this train stop everywhere?!" I doubt that she would find it strange that the train stops in Drammen as well, half an hour away from Oslo. But the fact is, Sandnes and Drammen are cities of the same size, competing about the position as the 10th largest in Norway. Last statistics says Sandnes is no 9 of municipalities and no 8 of cities.

Clay

Sandnes is partly built on clay, literally and figuratively. Bricks used to be a main product of Sandnes. An ocarina is the city symbol.

Bicycling

Sandnes was the home of the bicycle producer Øglænd, who produced the very popular brand DBS. Cycling is still very popular, and the city has marked cycling tracks even in the central parts.

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  • Last visit to Sandnes: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 2, 2005
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  • Rusket's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2010 at 3:55 AM

    WHAT! Shame on them for closing down Havana!

  • Einar-K's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2009 at 2:21 AM

    Havana aqua-land is closed down for good

  • Oct 3, 2005 at 12:18 AM

    looking forward to seeing this page rusket, as i have a penpal that lives here! please do email when the page is done, so i can come back and take a look! btw, ignore sebbe, what an idiot!

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