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Sandnes is known as Norway´s bicycle city, mainly due to the fact that the bicycle manufacturer Øglænd DBS was situated here for decades. The city offers a variety of routes for everyday riders and tourists. Since 1996 a public bicycle rental programme has been in operation in the city.

Sandnes, Figgjoelva river

The Figgjo Faience Factory´s company museum demonstrates techniques and the development and manufacture of ceramics, faience and porcelain. Here you can find familiar and beloved patterns from the past. The factory outlet and museum are located in Figgjo.

Sandnes was formerly known as the pottery town of Norway - due to the important ceramics industry based on the extensive occurrence of clay in the surroundings.

 Steinar Tjessem