The Archipelago

In a chat about the islands of Gesundafjärden, an old Sollerö resident swore about how difficult it was to keep track of the names of the islands between Sollerön and the mainland. He was right. It's not that easy because the archipelago consists of about 20 islands.

Here and there, even small shallows rise up when the water level of Siljan is regulated by the power stations upstream of the river Österdalälven and the dam Grådadammen at Insjön.

The greatest depth of Siljan is 134 metres, but here in the archipelago it is shallow.

In the past, iron works from Siljansfors Järnbruk were transported on steamers with barges from the harbour in Ryssa. Today, it is leisure boats and amateur fishermen who cruise the waters.