Sustainability at Silverskär Islands
We choose to focus on sustainable and local!
A clean environment is our trump card - that's why we at Silverskär want to do everything we can to be a green island in the blue sea. We care for our environment, big and small.
Sustainable and responsible tourism is important to us since we want to contribute to preserving our unique archipelago for future generations.
Silverskär's heart is an old archipelago home where the original Silverskär family lived until the end of the 1950s. Their way of life were naturally sustainable and we want to continue to preserve old traditions. The houses we have built over the years have been built with sustainable materials and designed so they blend in with the original farm environment. At the same time, we have not renounced comfort and modern technology. Our largest buildings are heated with geothermal energy and we have solar panels that cover part of our electricity needs.
Promoting and respecting the archipelago traditions permeates our entire business. The food we serve is prepared from locally produced ingredients mixed with our own farmed and mostly self -caught fish. We cooperate with local suppliers and favor biological diversity. It is very important to us that the meat we use comes from animals that have had a good life and we are happy to serve venison. Financial sustainability is also important to us, which is why we mainly use local services and labour.
We strive to conduct our business in harmony with nature. All our buildings are built of wood, a large part of the wood comes from the forests around Silverskär. Wooden buildings have been shown to lower both blood pressure and stress levels! Using wood from nearby areas reduces our carbon footprint, which is valuable for preserving our nature.
We are happy to tell you more about our sustainability principles and our operations. We are convinced that together we can contribute to a cleaner future!