STIEG LARSSON'S STOCKHOLM
Follow the Millennium Trilogy through Stockholm with the help of Nobis Hotel
Over 60 millions have read author Stieg Larsson’s three Millennium books (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series) about journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and now Hollywood has made the American version of the film. Now you can experience the atmosphere on location.
Lisbeth Salander, Mikael Blomqvist, Millennium Magazine… If these names don’t ring any bells, you might want to crawl out from the rock under which you have been living the last two years! For those of you in the know, you will recognize these names as pivotal roles in Stieg Larsson’s best selling Millennium trilogy, which is made up of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
While the books themselves have led to an increase in tourism to both Stockholm specifically and Sweden in general, the recently released movie starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Sweden's own Stellan Sarsgard has generated even more interest due to the vivid shots throughout the film.
We caught up with the new Nobis Hotel in Stockholm and asked for some of the location highlights that can be seen in both the movie and book and here is what they had to say:
• MELLQVIST KAFFEEBAR (referred to as just “Kaffe” in the books and movie) is where Mikael Blomqvist gets his regular coffee fix and is located at Hornsgatan 78 in Södermalm. Stieg Larsson himself actually frequented this coffeshop as well as his former office at Expo Magazine is located directly above.
• Another one of Lisbeth’s hangouts is the KVARNEN (Lisbeth Salander’s hangout) where you can find traditional Swedish bites to eat.
• BELLMANSGATAN 1 is where Mikael Blomqvist lives and is considered one of the most desireable neighborhoods in Stockholm
• FISKARGATAN 9 is featured in the books as the upscale neighborhood with views over the Old Town where Salander buys her apartment. The name on the door of the apartment is actually “V. Kulla” however, which is an homage to Pippi Longstocking’s hous “Villa Villerkulla”
• Blomqvist’s office in the movie is located at the corner of Götgatan and Hökensgatan.
If this list is not enough to satisfy your Millennium hunger, we recommend checking out the Stockholm City Museum’s Millennium Tour covering the story’s locations in even more detail.