Stieg Larsson’s three Millennium books about journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander have sold millions of copies and are on best-seller lists in Europe and the US. The books were filmed and became international successes. American director David Fincher made a Hollywood version of "the Girl with the dragon tattoo" and the film was shot largely in Stockholm.
Guided Millennium tours
Follow along in Mikael Blomkvist’s and Lisbeth Salander’s footsteps. The tour starts at Bellmangatan 1 where Mikael Blomkvist lives and passes by the Millennium editorial offices, Lisbeth Salander’s luxury apartment, and filming sites. The tour takes 1½-2 hours and tickets are available at the Stockholm City Museum. The museum arranges group tours in Swedish and English, as well as in French and Italian on request.
Millennium on your own
Buy the Millennium map at the City Museum and explore Stockholm on your own. The map is available in Swedish, Italian, Spanish, German and French.
Sandhamn is where Mikael Blomkvist’s cottage is located. He comes here to take refuge from the city. Sandhamn is in the archipelago and attracts many tourists during the summer with its picturesque village, fine beaches and bustling harbor.
Exhibition on films shot in Stockholm
“Starring: Stockholm” is the name of the City Museum’s exhibition on Stockholm as a site for Swedish film history.
Journalist Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was founder and editor-in-chief of the antiracist magazine Expo. Larsson was an expert on anti-democracy, right-wing extremism and Nazi movements, and the income from the Millennium trilogy was intended to finance Expo. Larsson died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack in November 2004, just a short time after finishing the third Millennium book.