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. With an international business stemming from the area and 700 researchers among the town’s 6,000 employees, it truly does have an international atmosphere. “We like to say that the world is always close,” says Eva Hofstrand, head of tourism at Sandviken. “International visitors fill our hotels, and everything from the nature to the cultural offering boasts an incredible diversity.”