Culture and Leisure

Photo: John Sirevaag

"What's on?" - in and around Sandnes 

The Norwegians are keen on outdoor life and there is plenty of nature to enjoy in and around Sandnes.

The public library in Sandnes is located in Mauritz Kartevolds plass next to the inner harbour and you will find books and newspapers in a great number of languages as well as public computers with free internet access.

Sandnes Performing Arts Center - at the back in the picture above - shares its entrance with the library and there you may enjoy a varied programme of theatre, modern dance, classical concerts, musicals and opera productions.

Vitenfabrikken - translates to The Science Factory - is part of Jærmuseet which consists of a number of museums in the region. Vitenfabrikken is placed centrally in Sandnes and offers interactive science related exhibitions. There is also a planetarium.

The multi-auditorium cinema  - SF-Kino - is located in the city centre, neighbouring the Hotel Residence. All films are shown in the original language with Norwegian subtitles. 


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