The coastal town of Sand serves as the municipal center of Suldal. Historically, it was a natural trading hub for the Ryfylke region, intersecting Saudafjorden, Hylsfjorden, Lovrafjorden, and Sandsfjorden. Settlements in Sand date back to the 1700s, flourishing in the 1800s due to the boatbuilding industry. Tourism became crucial in the late 1800s when Sand became a stop on a popular tourist route. Today, it remains an idyllic village and a lively municipal center.
Close to Sandsfjorden and the Suldalslågen River, various shops, including a sports store, clothing store, gift shop, bookstore, furniture store, flower shop, and more can be found. There are grocery stores, a workshop, gas station, and a wine and spirits store. The municipal center also boasts cozy cafes with outdoor seating during the summer. On selected days, experience market stalls at Sand square. Core hours for Sand center are 9:00-16:00 Monday-Friday (Thursday open until 18:00), and Saturdays 10:00-15:00. For the latest news, visit Facebook @SandiSuldal.
Within the municipal center, find climbing parks for children, a designated bathing area at Neset, the museum Nesasjøhuset, and the Cultural Center in Suldal. Within a short walk, discover Suldal Bad water park, Sandsfossen waterfall, Norway's first Salmon Studio, and beautiful hiking areas. Hellandsnuten offers a view of five fjords, and Fiskebergåsen overlooks the entire Sand area. Take the cultural-historical route 'Sand Safari' to learn about the coastal town in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Within a short walking distance from the center, you'll find the Suldal Bad water park, Sandsfossen waterfall, Norway's first Salmon Studio, and numerous beautiful hiking areas. From Hellandsnuten, you can enjoy a view of five fjords, while Fiskebergåsen offers a view of the entire Sand area. By taking the cultural-historical route 'Sand Safari,' you can learn more about the coastal town in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The municipal center also features two hotels, with beautiful cabin villages a short drive away.
Well-Equipped: Strandstaden Sand and Garaneset mainly have wide, asphalted areas and are easily accessible. Several of the shops are easily accessible without significant steps or obstacles. The climbing parks are designed based on universal design principles. The quay areas are also easily accessible. See hiking maps for Sand for accessible hiking routes.