Are you a film fan that's planning a trip to Sweden's capital Stockholm? On a dedicated "Millennium" film locations walking tour, you can learn all about the famous books and films, including Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, learn more about their author Stieg Larsson, and see the best views of Stockholm en route…
What is this tour all about?
Stockholm, and more precisely its trend district Södermalm, is the setting of the millennium trilogy novels The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, all written by Swedish bestselling author Stieg Larsson.
In the early 2000s, all three novels were made into Swedish feature films.
For both the Swedish and the American version, much of the filming took place in Stockholm.
As you will also learn a lot about the books' author, Stieg Larsson, Lonely Planet has chosen the "Millennium Tour" as the "No 1 Literary Walking tour in the World"!
Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011). Photo: © 2011 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc.
When is the tour and what will I see?
Fans of either the Swedish or American movies, should not miss the dedicated 2‑hour-tour Millennium Film Locations Tour in English.
The English tour takes place every Saturday all year round from 11.30am – 1.30pm. From July to September there are also tours on Thursdays from 6 to 8pm.
The tour starts in Stockholm's trendy hipster district Södermalm along some really beautiful cobbled streets and houses.
The first stop will be at Bellmansgatan 1 – the home of the main character, journalist Mikael Blomqvist
1. Mikael Blomkvist's home
You will then walk your way through all the other key film locations such as the Millennium editorial office, the characters' favourite bars and cafés, and of course Lisbeth Salander’s luxury apartment.
2. The coffee shop from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
From the outside, one of the ugliest coffee shops I've ever seen. But the inside featured as one of the main filming locations in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
3. Lisbeth Salander's luxury apartment
4. The 7‑Eleven from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The 7‑Eleven where Lisbeth goes shopping is located in an area of Stockholm which has the highest "hipster density"
Added bonus: a stunning view of Stockholm from a hill top is included, too!
4. A local's tip for a great view of Stockholm
How much does it cost and how do I book?
The tour takes place every Saturday all year round from 11.30am – 1.30pm. From July to September there are also tours on Thursdays from 6 to 8pm.
More tips for Stockholm
If you only have a few days in the Swedish capital and want to make the most of it, check out my 72 hours in Stockholm post.
For more of my tested-and-tried sightseeing ideas in the Swedish capital, have a look at all of my Stockholm posts at a glance.
Unless otherwise credited, all photos by © Sonja Irani | filmfantravel.com
Disclosure: As part of my participation at the TBEX Europe Travel Blogger Conference in Stockholm, this tour was funded by Visit Stockholm. The views expressed in this blog post, however, are entirely my own and therefore personal and unbiased.