Saturday, 23 November 2013


Sandvika is a nice small town in the municipality of Bærum in Norway. It is located on the shores of the Oslofjord.

I really loved this peaceful place - the blue water, the blue sky, white sails and autumn leaves.

Wooden houses recall me that I am well in a Nordic country.

Probably the most famous place in Sandvika is the shopping center. With a surface of 60 000 m it is the largest in the whole Scandinavia.

If you have a feeling it is not so big, you need to realise that includes several buildings, connected with little bridges that cross the streets.

These are not the only bridges in town, water is everywhere.

One of them will take us to a place some of you were probably waiting for. The post office. Whoever got a postcard from Norway can leave a message of course.

The town has some nice public buildings, like this theater ...

... or this cultural center.

One building that has caught my eye is this Kommunegården.

I first thought it is some kind of garden open to the public. But it seems to be an office building where under one roof you can find all (or most of) municipal institutions of Sandvika. The only plants I have found close to it were those ones.

I guess you will agree with me that the town itself is not so thrilling so let's get back to the fjord again. The biggest natural attraction in Sandvika, and the most favourite place where locals spend their free time, is the Kalvøya island.

We can get there by this nice little bridge.

When walking on the bridge, on the left you will see the marina again.

On the right people are fishing.

Let's have a little break as well and let's enjoy the last rays of autumn sunlight.

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