With a swimming pool, cinema, library, and theater all under one roof, Kulturbadet in Sandnessjøen offers activities for the whole family and then some!

Kulturbadet is located adjacent to the Scandic Syv Søstre Hotel in the center of Sandnessjøen, with a short distance to the pedestrian street, ferry, and express boat terminal. Here you’ll find a fantastic swimming facility, cinema, theater, library, kiosk, and the BUA lending center. In other words, everything you need to keep both yourself and the kids entertained for several days.

Swimming facility

The swimming facility at Kulturbadet is a relatively new and modern complex, featuring a training pool, a heated pool with massage showers and a wheelchair ramp, a hot tub, and a splash pool for the little ones. In the training pool, you’ll also find a large water slide with a timer, diving boards at 1 and 3 meters, and a 5-meter diving tower, ensuring entertainment for older children and teenagers as well.

In the kiosk, you can purchase food and drinks, swimwear, and other kiosk items.

Cinema, library, and theater

The Kulturbadet Cinema features a well-equipped, spacious cinema hall with a 4K picture and Dolby Atmos sound. On the back row, there are two-seaters for those who want to sit closer together with someone they love.

View the cinema program here.

On the ground floor of Kulturbadet is the library. Here, there is plenty of space to find and discover reading material of all kinds and genres. It is possible to relax with magazines and newspapers in the spacious entrance area outside the library’s opening hours.

Kulturbadet also has a main hall and a black-box stage for performances, lectures, concerts, and other cultural events.

View the cultural program here.

Kulturbadet in Sandnessjøen is open year-round, with specific opening hours for each of its facilities.

Swimming facility
Tuesday to friday: 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 til 16:00
Sunday: 12:00 til 18:00

Library and gallery
Monday, wednesday and friday: 10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday and thursday: 10:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 15:00

Two showings every tuesday to friday, four showings every saturday and sunday.

Bank holidays and school holidays
Openings hours change on bank holidays and in school holidays, you will find updated opening hours on Kulturbadet’s website.

Kulturbadet is located adjacent to the Scandic Syv Søstre Hotel, close to the pedestrian street, ferry terminal, and express boat terminal in Sandnessjøen. If you are arriving by car, you can park either above or below Kulturbadet, or at the larger parking lot near the main street.

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Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Welcome to Sandnessjøen

The town of Sandnessjøen is situated roughly at the geographic centre of the magnificent Helgeland coast. It sits midway between mighty mountains and beautiful islands. Here you are near the Seven Sisters mountain range, the kayaking paradise of Herøy, the recreated Viking chieftain seat Sandnes, the museum that celebrates the 17th-century poet-priest Petter Dass, and the island of Dønna which is wonderful to explore on two wheels.

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