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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
Silsand is located in Norway
Silsand (Norway)
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
RegionNorthern Norway
MunicipalityLenvik Municipality
 • Total1.03 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
Elevation[2]12 m (39 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total1,583
 • Density1,537/km2 (3,980/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code9303 Silsand

Silsand is a village in Lenvik Municipality 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 (2017) of 1,583 which gives the village a population density of 1,537 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,980/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 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Silsand, Lenvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-07.