About Sillebotten

A story of forests and lakes

In the northernmost part of lake Östra Silen in Sweden you’ll find Sillebotten, a small harbour village  with a big history. The lake sits between vast stretches of pine forest, trees that give the area its distinct beauty but also a source of income for the people who have lived here. In the 19th century a railway was built to take timber through Sillebotten, where it could be transported further by water. In the 20th century many men and women boarded steamboats in this harbour, some going as far as America. Today there are no steamboats or lumber trains, but in Sillebotten you’ll still find a vibrant community nestled within breathtaking wilderness, a place to enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking, camping, foraging and exploring.