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View of Silsand with the bridge to Finnsnes
View of Silsand with the bridge to Finnsnes
Silsand is located in Troms
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 69°14′19″N 17°56′20″E / 69.23861°N 17.93889°E / 69.23861; 17.93889Coordinates: 69°14′19″N 17°56′20″E / 69.23861°N 17.93889°E / 69.23861; 17.93889
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Midt-Troms
Municipality Lenvik
 • Total 1.03 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 1,515
 • Density 1,471/km2 (3,810/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9303 Silsand

Silsand is a village in the municipality of Lenvik in Troms county, Norway. It is located on the eastern shore of the large island of Senja. The 1.03-square-kilometre (250-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,515, which gives the village a population density of 1,471 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,810/sq mi).[1]

Silsand is now considered a suburb of the neighboring town of Finnsnes, which is located across the Gisundet strait on the mainland. Before the construction of the Gisund Bridge, Silsand consisted of just a few houses. With the construction of the bridge and the change in rural Norwegian demographics, the population has experienced a rapid increase since the early 1980s. Most of the new inhabitants come from other smaller villages in the Midt-Troms area.

Silsand has three schools: Småslettan skole (1-4th grade), Silsand barneskole (5-7th grade) and Silsand ungdomsskole (8-10th grade). FK Senja, a football club, is also based in Silsand, with their home field in the neighboring village of Laukhella. Storevatnet lake is located just northwest of the town.


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Silsand, Lenvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-07.