Hykjeberget - Nature reserve
A nature reserve and a popular place to visit, thanks to the fantastic view and the special vegetation. The wedding gift to the Prince and Princess of Sweden is also placed here, a bench made of the rock quartzite.
The feeling of wilderness and unspoiled nature is strong on Hykjeberg, although the forest was affected by man – about 10 000 years ago man used the area as hunting area and as pasture land. Wood was also collected in the area.
The steep edge of Hykjeberg is seen all around the area. The edge is surrounded by forest and thanks to the mountain wall facing south, there is also rare and warmth loving plants in the area.
The Swedish botanist, Carl von Linné, mentions the area and describes the plants beneath the mountain wall in 1734, when he visited the mountain.
The high mountain wall is also a popular destination for experienced climbers. For climbers, special rules apply in the reserve, which can be found on the information board at the upper parking lot.
Hiking trails to the top is from to directions, the easier trail is 2 kilometers and the harder is 5 kilometers.
To the upper parking lot, 2 kilometres in total: From Älvdalen Centre, drive north on RV70. After 3 kilometres, turn right following signs to Sveg/Klitten. In the next Y-crossing, take right towards Klitten. Drive through the village Klitten and onto the gravel road. Follow the gravel road until the mountain farm Hyk, keep to the left and drive until the road ends in a turning point.
To the lower parking lot, 5 kilometres in total: From Älvdalen Centre, drive north on RV70. After 3 kilometres, turn right following signs to Sveg/Klitten. In the next Y-crossing, take right towards Klitten. In the village Liden, turn right on "Nässjövägen". Follow it to a Y-crossing named "Nässjövägen/Sjurby". Turn left on Nässjövägen. Follow the gravel road until it ends.