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Restaurang Kvarnen, Stockholm
Restaurang Kvarnen, Stockholm
Restaurant Kvarnen in Stockholm has been serving traditional Swedish food since 1908.
Photo credit: Agence les Conteurs

Stieg Larsson and Millennium

The Millennium trilogy is a series of internationally famed books written by posthumously published Swedish author, Stieg Larsson.

The trilogy (read by more than 60 million last time we checked) has inspired controversy, family feuds, Hollywood movies, and has shown the world the dark side of calm and peaceful Sweden.

The books

The Millennium Books Tour is a walking tour based on the trilogy of books The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.

The tour

You start the 2-hour tour on the island of Södermalm, at Bellmansgatan 1, the home of the main character, Mikael Blomqvist and you walk your way through key locations in the books; bars, cafés, and of course, past Lisbeth Salander’s apartment.

Also, Stockholm City Museum sells maps in their gift shop for self-guided tours.

The hangouts

If you don’t have time for a drink at restaurant Kvarnen or a coffee at Mellqvist on the tour, they are such local favourites, we say go back later and hang out.

Did you know?

Larsson had a tough time getting published. His manuscripts were refused by two Swedish publishers before Norstedts took a chance on him. He also tried to get published in English with not much luck until finally, a small London publisher, Christopher MacLehose, took the risk. They have never looked back.

There are three Swedish film versions of the books, starring Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander and the beloved Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist in the role of Mikael Blomqvist. The first film is titled 'Män som hatar kvinnor' (2009).

The first Hollywood version, directed by David Fincher and starring Bond-actor Daniel Craig as well as an edgy Rooney Mara in the role as Lisbeth Salander, premiered in Stockholm in December 2011 with 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.


Take The Millennium Books Tour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays year-round.