Sandvika is situated approximately 15 kilometres west of Oslo. Sandvika also has Scandinavia´s largest super mall, Sandvika Storsenter, with 190 stores and total area of 60.000 m2. A small islet in Sandviksbukta outside Sandvika is called Danmark. Danes who live in the area join together every year on 5 June Denmark´s national day to celebrate.
Claude Monet visited Sandvika in early 1895. Perhaps the most well known of the paintings from this visit is Sandviken Village in the Snow which features the Løkke bridge in the foreground with Kolsås in the background.