Hammarby Sjö

Hammarby Sjö and surrounding settlements viewed from Sickla kaj.
Hammarby Sjö and Norra Hammarbyhamnen viewed from Skansbron.
Hammarby sjö and Södermalm with Sofia kyrka viewed from Södra Hammarbyhamnen [sv].

Hammarby sjö (Swedish: "Lake Hammarby") is a watercourse in central Stockholm, Sweden. Separating Stockholm City Centre from South Stockholm, or, more locally, Norra Hammarbyhamnen on eastern Södermalm from Södra Hammarbyhamnen [sv], it connects Saltsjön to Årstasjön.

Covering a surface of 34 hectares and having an average depth of 4.5 metres (maximum 6 metres), Hammarby sjö is supplied by a drainage area covering 159 hectares and contains 1,600,000 cubic metres of water. Originally a lake about 3 metres deep, it was transformed into a canal when connected to Saltsjön in the 1920s and a 6 metres deep channel was dug between Hammarbyslussen [sv] and Saltsjön and another to Sickla sluss [sv]. The importance of the water expanse has grown since the late 20th century as new residential areas have been constructed along its shores.[1]

Four bridges stretch over Hammarby Sjö and connected bodies of water: Danviksbron, Skansbron, Skanstullsbron and Johanneshovsbron.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Hammarby sjö" (in Swedish). Stockholm Vatten AB. 1 March 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 21 May 2007.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hammarby sjö at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 59°18′27″N 18°06′00″E / 59.30750°N 18.10000°E / 59.30750; 18.10000