Sandviken is the town where everything is close at hand and where diversity is our hallmark. In and around Sandviken there are many places that are well worth a visit as well as lots of activities. Sandviken municipality has several old, carefully restored and maintained industrial communities which are popular recreational areas with hotel and conference facilities.
The well-known architect, Ralph Erskine, was responsible for the attractively unique design of the centre of the town and for many other housing areas. In Gästrike Hammarby there are well-maintained examples of products that came from Ralph Erskine´s drawing board from the 1940s and 1950s.