Situated just an hour and a half from Arlanda Airport, Sandviken is not just close to the world – it boasts a range of activities and experiences so rich and varied it feels like a multifaceted world in itself. But more than anything, it is a mecca for outdoor lovers and wellness enthusiasts, presenting unspoilt nature, leisure activities aplenty, and locally sourced food to boot. Known globally as the home of engineering giant Sandvik, Sandviken has metal expertise that goes back to the early 1600s and Högbo Bruk, then a forge and iron works. Picturesque red longhouses and leafy nature still characterise the area, but recently it has grown into a well-developed, much-loved recreational resort.