It says "click" when you experience the Klikten area!
Welcome to Klikten!
Nature, culture and history are open 24 hours a day.
We ask you to respect the rules and regulations that apply to ancient monuments and nature reserves.
The best way to see Klikten is to walk Kulturstigen which runs through the whole area. Park at Hembygdsgården, filled with tanned log cabins from the old farming community and the time of the summer pasture. After a dose of culture and with a taste of coffee in your mouth from Hembygdsgården's café, you walk Kulturstigen over Dalarna's largest Viking-era burial ground with up to 100-150 graves. Information signs along the path give you the whole story of the Vikings who lived and worked on Sollerön more than 1000 years ago.
St. Laurentius Chapel
The next historical wing is the remains of Sollerön's first church building - St. Laurentius Chapel - from the beginning of the 16th century. History tells that the chapel was demolished in 1781 when Sollerö church was built.
The source of the sacrifice
Right next door is Offerkällan, which may have been an old sacrificial grove from prehistoric times. Sacrifice sources were formerly considered to have a special power. When sacrificing objects, especially of metal, one would gain health and happiness from the miraculous forces of the source. At the source, the Vikings probably sacrificed to their pagan gods. It is said that Offerkällan never fades in the summer and does not freeze in the winter.
As you walk further into the Cliff itself, a majestic view emerges over Utanmyra village with blue mountains on the horizon. Utanmyra with the well-known summer pasture song "Visa från Utanmyra", which was first blown at the end of the 19th century by a mound in its cohort. One of the cairns on the meadow is probably an old cult site called harg from the Viking Age. The answer will be obtained at a future survey.
During spring and early summer, the bird life is most active and then you can hear both the great crested grebe and the songs from various thrushes and songbirds. The birds of prey fly low over the meadows where mountain cows, sheep and goats munch on the lush grass. It is an idyll that gives peace and quiet to the soul.
Karl Lärka's cottage
The folklore researcher and photographer Karl Lärka's cottage sits on its own in the hillside. The cottage is surrounded by an apple orchard. During the summer, students and folklore researchers can live in the cottage as a scholarship to improve their ethnology.
Visitors to the area are asked to respect the tenants' private sphere.
Geopark and Geosite
The clique is geologically interesting and is part of Sweden's first Geopark, as a particularly interesting place called Geosite together with Gesundaberget. The meteorite impact in the Siljan area about 377 million years ago formed a fault slope that provided valuable conditions for a natural and cultural landscape. The fault slope has been classified as a natural monument by the Swedish National Heritage Board since 1986.
The nature reserve Agnmyren
The cultural trail continues along the fault slope and you enter the Agnmyren nature reserve of 3.3 hectares, which was formed in 2018 and which is managed by the County Administrative Board. In the south-eastern part of the reserve, to the right of the path, there is a small lime quarry, called the "Silver Mine", where minerals such as zinc glaze and lead luster have been mined. The lime-favored flora gives an abundant presence of bluebell. Calcareous seepage water from the steep slope contributes to the lush vegetation on the surrounding farmland and in Agnmyren itself, which is a small pond.
Frog play in the spring
Agnmyren is known as one of the largest playgrounds in Dalarna for the common frog. At the turn of the month April-May, thousands of common frogs gather in the pond for mating. A small amount of field frog and smaller newts also connect. The reason for the rich population of amphibians is that there are no fish in the pond. The nutrient-rich pond provides a large amount of decaying plant mass. Hydrogen sulphide is formed and it knocks out any fish and favors the frogs' fry. The pairing game itself is loud and sounds like a Formula 1 Grand Prix motor race. It is a magnificent show that takes place at the feet of the visitors.
Rich bird life
The bird life is rich in species, even though the size of Agnmyren is small. Cranes and geese graze on the arable land next door. Pinch, coot, teal and other ducks thrive in the reed-rich pond and the concert from, for example, reed warblers, reed warblers and water rattles sounds over the still water surface.
Stone Age finds
A peeling knife from the Stone Age has been found in Agnmyren. The area around Agnmyren has a long history of cultivation and settlement tradition and Stone Age tombs have been found further up in the fault valley.