In the centre of Sandnes is the aptly named 'Langgata' pedestrian street, which is also a natural focal point of the town. It is also home to a number of restaurants and small shops with everything needed to meet the needs of the approximately 75,000 inhabitants.
Bikes can be borrowed at the tourist office, and yes, it's completely free, and then you can cycle around the nicely level terrain and the very bike-friendly town.
Sandnes is known for its pottery industry, and there is a simple explanation for this. As Sandnes lies in the middle of the Gandsfjorden, there are deposits with a good clay layer, which is used to produce clay pots. You can also visit the potter Simonsen in Langgata and take home a 'Sandnesgauk'. The Sandnesgauk functions as an ocarina, an old wind instrument that could resemble an egg, and which is only made in Sandnes.
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