The club was formed on 7 July 1905 and is currently active in the sports of football, handball, swimming, modern pentathlon, running and cross country. Past activities that can be traced in the club's history include triathlon, gymnastics, bandy, wrestling, hockey, table tennis, cycling, walking, boxing and figure skating.
Since their foundation Sandviks IK has participated mainly in the middle and lower divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 3 Mellersta Norrland which is the fifth tier of Swedish football. They play their home matches at the Sandviks IP in Holmsund.