For 89 years, we at Silva have been making compasses for orienteering, outdoor life, adventures and boating. With our quality compasses, you get accurate and fast navigation on land or at sea, day or night. Constantly developing and improving our compasses to become the best on the market is something we have been working on since the start in 1933.
Orienteering compasses for fast and precise navigation
Our range of orienteering compasses ranges from beginner compasses for children and adults, to compasses used by elite orienteers. Here you will find wrist compasses for children and ruler compasses that can be used both for orienteering and hiking. Our thumb compasses with rotatable capsule have the highest performance and are developed by elite orienteers. You will also find classic Silva orienteering controls and orienteering markers.
Boat compasses and marine compasses
Are you looking for sailboat compasses, motorboat compasses or kayak compasses? Here you will find sailboat compasses for bulkhead mounting, front-reading boat compasses, flush compasses with recessed mounting, pedestal compasses for sailors and motorboat compasses that can handle high speeds. Most of our marine compasses have high heeling angles, double scale, three lubber lines and built-in lighting for night navigation. We also have kayak compasses that you can attach with rubber bands, universal compasses that can be used both as a steering compass and as a hand-held bearing compass and inclinometer.
Compasses for outdoor and outdoor life
Find a compass for the outdoors and adventures. Among our beginner compasses, you will find classic standard compasses with rotatable compass housing and entry level compasses that meet the requirements for education in schools, youth groups and leisure orienteers. Here you will also find adventure and expedition compasses such as our sighting compasses with global needle, magnifying glass and inclination map to detect avalanche risk.
Quality compasses since 1933
As early as 1933, the Kjellström brothers, Silva’s founders, invented the first liquid-filled compass that revolutionized navigation and became a global standard. The liquid created a resistance that prevented the needle from spinning. Now you could read the compass in just 4 seconds, compared to the previous 30. Ever since then, we have developed and improved our compasses to be as fast and precise as possible.