GamlaVærket offers conference facilities in a unique, historical environment.

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GamlaVærket offers a unique and charming learning environment, right in the middle of Sandnes, with friendly, professional service.

GamlaVærket is perfect for companies located in Sandnes, Forus, and Stavanger, seeking not only a venue for a meeting, course, or conference, but also for that to be accompanied by great coffee, delicious food, and fantastic service.

Our venues are ideal for anything between 5 to 80 people. We offer everything from a single day course to an entire weekend with accommodation. Might we also suggest finishing off your meeting with a fantastic dinner at our restaurant?

We can also offer and organize exciting team building activities for your group, such as a pottery course, a sourdough bread baking class, or Kitchen Theater, among others.


Daylight – Projector – Canvas – Sound System – Flip-over – Markers / Pens – Wireless internet




Styrerom 1

Excellent for board meetings and small meetings, accommodates a maximum of 10 people.

Styrerom 2

Excellent for small meetings and seminars, accommodates a maximum of 12 people.


A great meeting room for a maximum of 40 people.

5. Etasje

GamlaVærket’s newest meeting room which features views of Sandnes city center. Accommodates up to 35 people.


On special occasions, it is nice to invite for a meeting in Suiten, where the high ceilings and beautiful interior create a nice atmosphere. There is a meeting table for 6 people.


GamlaVærket’s largest conference room, which can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 80 people.
All our meeting facilities are equipped with a projector, screen, sound system, flip-over, and high-speed wireless internet.


Please contact us and we will gladly tailor a good package for you, with even better prices.

Everything you need for your meeting, course, or conference:

  • A platter of fresh fruits, available from the beginning to the end of the day
  • A delicious 2-course lunch
  • Fresh coffee, tea, and ice water available throughout the day
  • The use of the meeting facility with free high-speed wireless internet and standard AV equipment (projector, flip-over, and writing materials)

Extras for further inspiration:

  • GamlaVærket’s breakfast buffet for 135, -NOK per person
  • Nuts for some energy for 35, -NOK per person
  • A crudité platter with dip for 48, -NOK per person
  • Assorted sodas for 45, -NOK per person
  • Salty snacks for 38, -NOK per person

Please contact us and we will gladly tailor a good package for you, with even better prices.

Dining Experiences

Make your conference more memorable, with an outstanding dining experience to go with the educational experience. GamlaVærket proudly follows Norwegian food traditions and uses only the best local ingredients. To view our event menu, click here (link to selskapsmeny).


Simonsen Pottery

Located just a few steps away on Langgata, Simonsen Pottery has been around for several generations. He tells stories about how Sandnes was built while you learn the art of pottery making and create your own piece. Since there is a little waiting time after your pottery is heated, you may want to start with some delicious bread, olives, tapenade, pesto, and a good glass of wine before the potter picks you up for the final reveal.

Price per person 350,- NOK

Art & Food

Explore your creative abilities as an artist guides your group throughout an evening of painting (and delicious food and drink, of course!). Everyone is handed an individual canvas, as well as paint, brushes, and other materials necessary to make the artwork perfect. Best for groups of up to 15 people.

Price per person 650, -NOK

Aquavit or Cognac Tasting

GamlaVærket is proud to be the only authority in Sandnes that is authorized to share our knowledge and provide a tasting of 5 different kinds of aquavit. Similarly, we offer cognac tasting depending on which one you want to get a closer acquaintance with.

Price per person 495,- NOK

Beer Tasting

Our beer enthusiast takes you on a journey through the world of beer, with tasting portions of food to match each beer. You will taste 8 to 10 varieties of beer with tastes of caramel, aromas of apple and honey, or roasted raisin and black chocolate, among others. The event lasts 1.5 hours and is best suited for groups of 10-30 people.

Price per person 495,- NOK

Walk and Talk in Sandnes

In his books, Jack Rostøl writes about Sandnes in the 60’s and 70’s. Being from the city himself, Rostøl takes you on an hour walk around Sandnes to show you the places described in his books. We guarantee a lot of good stories along the way.

Price per person 450,- NOK (a minimum of 2000, -NOK)


Kronen Gaard Hotell has 11 canoes available for rent in Alsvik and for paddling along the Lutsi-Ims waterway. Other supplementary equipment are available at the hotel as well. Should you wish to combine this with a dinner at Kronen Gaard, or a packed lunch during your trip, simply let us know and we’ll make all the arrangements.

Price per person 200, -NOK

Chef for a Day

GamlaVærket’s skilled chefs will guide you as you and your group prepare a delicious three-course dinner. Best for groups of up to 15 people.

Price per person 995, -NOK

Contact Information


St. Olavsgata 38
4306 Sandnes

Phone: +47 51 68 51 70
Fax: +47 51 68 51 71

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