Just arrived or planning to move here
Sandviken municipality has a population of around 39 200 and lies in the county of Gävleborg and the province of Gästrikland, approximately 190 km north of Stockholm by road and 2 hours by rail. The rail journey to Arlanda, Sweden´s main international airport, takes only around 1.5 hours.
In the municipality everything is close at hand: shopping, schools, a unique nature with clear lakes and fine fishing waters and a wide range of outdoor activities. In the town of Sandviken you can experience a typical, intimate Swedish small town environment with many attractive shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. The many lakes (130) and the rivers give the countryside a special and uniquely attractive character. The Dalälven river, which has its headwaters in the mountains to the west, runs through the attractive village of Gysinge - in the 17th century an important ironworks and now restored- in a series of white-water rapids and open stretches on its way to the Baltic. To the north and south of Sandviken you will find a string of lakes including Storsjön and Öjaren. The varying landscape offers all types of recreation, both summer and winter. More about Sandviken municipality
Services for newly arrived
At one and the same place you can get help with, for example, applying for child care, information about accommodation possibilities, information about various societies and organisations, work opportunities, education, leisure and cultural activities.
Medborgarservice, Stadshuset, Odengatan 37, Sandviken
Tel: +46 (0)26-24 00 00
Twice a year we arrange introductory meetings for newly arrived, at which we present general information about our municipality and make a journey by bus in and around Sandviken. Every winter we go together to watch a bandy match - bandy is a very popular sport in this part of Sweden and Sandviken´s bandy team, SAIK, is one of Sweden´s best - at the Göransson Arena.
What people who have moved here have to say about Sandviken:
- "A most attractive small town with a lot to offer."
- "An intimate and cosy place, close to everything! Friendly people."
- "A good town to live in with loads of outdoor activities."
- "A pleasant place to live with most things only a short cycle ride away. This is something we´re not used to. Friendly people. Nice to come to a smaller town where everything is close at hand away from the stress of a city environment."
In Sandviken there is one large municipal landlord:
Tel +46 (0)26-242201 Sandvikenhus External link, opens in new window.
Sandnet, which is a commercial unit within the municipally-owned company, Sandviken Energi AB, is the local supplier of broadband services in Sandviken municipality.
Region Gävleborg is responsible for public health and medical services. There are four (4) health centres in Sandviken municipality. The national dental health services clinic in Sandviken is at Gävlevägen 80.
www.regiongavleborg.se External link, opens in new window.
If you need medical advice dial 1177
You can get advice about illnesses , symptoms and other problems, self-care, treatment and medical products.
Dial 112 in case of emergencies
Sandviken´s proximity to the Lake Mälaren region (Mälardalen) and Stockholm means that you can get to both in less than 2 hours by regular train services. It is easy to get to Sandviken: the town is a junction for lines of communication from all points of the compass: at the combined buss and railway station (Resecentrum) you can change to town busses from regional, long-distance and express busses and from regional and long-distance trains.
Busses and trains:
SGS-Bussen, Tel: +46 (0)26-14 72 80
Regular daily services, Sandviken - Stockholm.
www.sgsbussen.se External link, opens in new window. (only in Swedish)
X-trafik,Tel: +46 (0)771-9 10 10 9
Bus and rail services.
www.x-trafik.se External link, opens in new window. (only in Swedish)
SJ,Tel: +46 (0)771-75 75 75
www.sj.se External link, opens in new window.
Tåg i Bergslagen,
www.tagibergslagen.se External link, opens in new window.
Taxi Stor & Liten, phone: +46 (0)26-27 40 00
Limousine, helicopter-taxi and special vehicle services can also be arranged.
www.taxi107000.com External link, opens in new window. (only in Swedish)