Welcome to Sandnes, a city that seamlessly blends natural beauty with modern amenities, creating an ideal environment for families, especially those new to Norway. As you prepare to enroll your child at Sandnes International School, this guide will provide you with essential information about life in Sandnes and help you settle into your new surroundings.


Navigating Daily Life




Surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, Sandnes offers numerous opportunities for family outings and outdoor activities. Nearby Lysefjord and Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) offer breathtaking hikes and scenic views. The city’s parks and recreational areas are perfect for family picnics, cycling, and exploring the great outdoors.

Useful Links

The following resources will help you navigate and integrate into the community. These links provide valuable information on various aspects of life in Sandnes, including healthcare, transportation, and community services.

Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training 

Offers resources and guidelines on the Norwegian education system.

Norwegian Health Services

Comprehensive information on Norway’s healthcare system, including how to find doctors, dentists, and emergency services.

Sandnes Municipality

Official municipal website offering information on local services, events, and community programs.

Local News in English

English-language news source covering Norwegian news and current events.