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).
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.
View of Silsand with the bridge to Finnsnes
|• Total||1.03 km2 (0.40 sq mi)|
|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|• Density||1,537/km2 (3,980/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
The 3. divisjon is the fourth highest association football league for men in Norway. In the 1992 season of the 3. divisjon, 22 games were played in 19 groups, with 3 points given for wins and 1 for draws. All group winners were promoted to the 2. divisjon.1993 3. divisjon
The 1993 season of the 3. divisjon, the fourth highest association football league for men in Norway.
Between 22 and 24 games (depending on group size) were played in 19 groups, with 3 points given for wins and 1 for draws. All group winners were promoted to the 2. divisjon, as well as some of the best runners-up.1995 2. divisjon
The 1995 2. divisjon, the third highest association football league for men in Norway.
22 games were played in 6 groups, with 3 points given for wins and 1 for draws. Elverum, Ullern, Mjøndalen, Vidar, Byåsen and Harstad were promoted to the First Division. Number ten, eleven and twelve were relegated to the 3. divisjon. The winning teams from each of the 19 groups in the 3. divisjon were promoted to the 2. divisjon.1996 2. divisjon
The 1996 2. divisjon, the third highest association football league for men in Norway.
22 games were played in 6 groups, with 3 points given for wins and 1 for draws. Sarpsborg and Runar were promoted to the First Division through playoffs against the other 3 group winners as well as two teams (who both survived) from the First Division. Number eleven and twelve were relegated to the 3. divisjon. The winning teams from each of the 19 groups in the 3. divisjon, plus many number-two teams, were promoted to the 2. divisjon (this was possible because of an enlargement of the 2. divisjon from 6 to 8 groups).1996 Norwegian Football Cup
The 1996 Norwegian Football Cup was the 91st edition of the Norwegian Football Cup. The 1996 Norwegian Football Cup was won by Tromsø after they defeated Bodø/Glimt in the cup final. This was the first time two teams from Nord-Norge had met in the final with the score 2–1.1997 Norwegian Football Cup
The 1997 Norwegian Football Cup was the 92nd edition of the Norwegian Football Cup. The 1997 Norwegian Football Cup was won by the second-tier side Vålerenga, after they defeated Strømsgodset in the cup final with the score 4–2.1999 Norwegian Football Cup
The 1999 Norwegian Football Cup the 94th edition of the Norwegian Football Cup. The Cup was won by Rosenborg after beating Brann in the cup final. This was Rosenborg's eighth Norwegian Cup title.Christer Johnsgård
Christer Johnsgård (born 17 February 1987) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a striker for Tromsdalen.
Johnsgård was born in Silsand. After one season in Tromsø IL he joined Tromsdalen UIL ahead of the 2017 season. Later that same season he moved on to fourth-tier club FK Senja.
He has also had a career in television, presenting the children's show Kråkeklubben on NRK Super.FK Senja
Fotballklubben Senja is a Norwegian association football club from Silsand, Troms.
The men's team currently plays in the 2. divisjon, having been promoted from the 3. divisjon in 2018.Finnsnes
Finnsnes (audio ) is a small town that is the administrative centre of Lenvik Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The town is located on the mainland part of Norway, just across the Gisundet strait from the island of Senja. The Gisund Bridge connects Finnsnes to the suburban villages of Silsand and Laukhella on the island of Senja. The municipality is well provided with kindergartens and a decentralized school system on both primary and secondary level. There are also three schools on upper secondary/high school level and a centre for decentralized studies on university level. Finnsnes Church is located in the center of the town.
Finnsnes has several small suburbs that surround it, forming one large urban area. These are Sandvika/Skogen, Finnfjordbotn, Nygård, Trollvika, and Silsand. Over the last 100 years, the town has grown from a small farm community into the center for commerce in the small region. Finnsnes has experienced extensive growth both commercially and industrially the last few decades. In 2000, the village of Finnsnes was granted town status. The 3.27-square-kilometre (810-acre) town has a population (2017) of 4,658 which gives the town a population density of 1,424 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,690/sq mi).Gisund Bridge
Gisund Bridge (Norwegian: Gisundbrua) is a cantilever road bridge on Norwegian County Road 86 in Troms county, Norway. The bridge crosses the Gisundet strait from the town of Finnsnes on the mainland to the village of Silsand on the island of Senja. The 1,147-metre-long (3,763 ft) bridge has 25 spans, the main span being 143 metres (469 ft) long. The maximum clearance to the sea below the bridge is 41 metres (135 ft). Gisund Bridge was opened on 23 June 1972.Gisundet
Gisundet is a strait in Lenvik Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The 35-kilometre (22 mi) long strait separates the island of Senja from the mainland. The strait flows into the Malangen fjord in the north and into the Finnfjorden (and later the Solbergfjorden) in the south. The strait is crossed by the Gisund Bridge which connects the village of Silsand on the island to the town of Finnsnes on the mainland.Lars Gunnar Johnsen
Lars Gunnar Johnsen (born 2 July 1991) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Tromsdalen.
Johnsen was born in Silsand.Laukhella
Laukhella is a village in Lenvik Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The village lies to the west of the village of Silsand on the island of Senja. It is located along the Laksfjorden, about 5 km (3.1 mi) west of the town of Finnsnes.
The village and surrounding area is home to several hundred people, and one major local industry is a prefabricated house factory. Islandsbotn stadium is also here, which is the home field of the FK Senja football team.Lenvik
Lenvik (Northern Sami: Leaŋgáviika) is a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The municipality is partly situated on the mainland, partly on the island of Senja. The administrative centre is the town of Finnsnes, where the Gisund Bridge connects Senja to the mainland on Norwegian County Road 86. Other villages in the municipality include Aglapsvik, Gibostad, Botnhamn, Fjordgård, Finnfjordbotn, Husøy, Langnes, Laukhella, Silsand, and Rossfjordstraumen. The lake Lysvatnet is located on Senja island, west of Gibostad.
The 893-square-kilometre (345 sq mi) municipality is the 126th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Lenvik is the 101st most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 11,644. The municipality's population density is 13.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (35/sq mi) and its population has increased by 4.3% over the last decade.Norwegian County Road 86
County Road 86 (Norwegian: Fylkesvei 86) is a 110-kilometre-long (68 mi) highway in Troms county, Norway. The eastern end of the road begins in the village of Andselv (in the Bardufoss area of Målselv Municipality). It then heads west to the Gisund Bridge connecting the mainland of Norway to the large island of Senja. The road then heads across the island of Senja to the village of Torsken on the western coast of Torsken Municipality. Part of the route is one of eighteen designated National Tourist Routes in Norway.Norwegian County Road 862
County Road 862 (Norwegian: Fylkesvei 862) is a Norwegian county road in Troms county, Norway. The road is 115.6 kilometers (71.8 mi) long and it runs between the village of Straumsbotn in Berg Municipality and the city of Tromsø in Tromsø Municipality. Part of the route is one of eighteen designated National Tourist Routes in Norway. The Tromsø Bridge and Sandnessund Bridge are both located on the route.Senja
Senja (Norwegian) or Sážžá (Northern Sami) is an island and future municipality in Troms county, Norway. At 1,586.3-square-kilometre (612.5 sq mi), it is the second largest island in Norway (outside of the Svalbard archipelago). It has a wild, mountainous outer (western) side facing the Atlantic, and a mild and lush inner (eastern) side. The island is governed by four municipalities: Torsken, Tranøy, Lenvik, and Berg, however in on 1 January 2020, the four municipalities are scheduled to be merged into one large Senja Municipality. The island of Senja had 7,864 inhabitants as of 1 January 2017. Most of the residents live along the eastern coast of the island, with Silsand being the largest urban area on the island. The fishing village of Gryllefjord on the west coast has a summer-only ferry connection to the nearby island of Andøya: the Andenes–Gryllefjord Ferry.The island sits northeast of the Vesterålen archipelago, surrounded by the Norwegian Sea to the northwest, the Malangen fjord to the northeast, the Gisundet strait to the east, the Solbergfjorden to the southeast, the Vågsfjorden to the south, and the Andfjorden to the west. Ånderdalen National Park is located in the southern part of the island.Tor Egil Kreken
Tor Egil Kreken (born 30 March 1977 in Norway) is a Norwegian musician (bass, banjo, guitars).