Most emblematic places on the Tour
Home of Lisbeth Salander (Fiskargatan, 9)
Home of Lisbeth Salander
The first thing that Salander did after achieving a spectacular sum of money at the end of the first novel was buy a new home. In The Girl Who Played with Fire
, Lisbeth moves into a luxurious home at Fiskargatan, 9, a 1910 building that is easily distinguished by the green metal siding that covers the top and is situated in an exclusive and discreet neighbourhood. The suite, on the top floor of the building, has 21 rooms, of which Lisbeth only furnishes three. It also has spectacular views over Djurgården island and the Bay of Saltsjön and a sign on the door reading "V. Kulla", the symbolic name that refers to the town of Pippi Langstrump, Villekulla, character that inspired Stieg Larsson to give life to the female lead of Millennium
Publisher of Millennium Magazine (corner of Götgatan and Hökens Gata)
Publisher of Millennium Magazine
The publishers of Millennium
Magazine occupies an L-shaped office situated above the Greenpeace headquarters. In the Swedish film based on the first novel, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the office is accessed through the number 11 Götgatan street.
First apartment of Lisbeth Salander (Lundagatan)
The public housing flat of the mother of Lisbeth Salander, which she bought for her mother when she was 18 years thanks to mediation by Holger Palmgren, is located on Lundagatan street near Högalid church. The flat , slightly less than 50 m2
and refurbished, was uninviting, rather chaotic and somewhat disorganised until, in the second book, Salander moved and allowed Miriam Wu to use the flat. Her friend then fixes up the place and tastefully decorates it.
Java Cafe (Hornsgatan, 20)
Do not bother searching for a sign stating Welcome to the Java Café on Hornsgatan, one of the most-visited spots for the characters in the series. Currently, the bar located at number 20 on this street and has a different name.
Home of Mikael Blomkvist (Bellmansgatan, 1)
Home of Mikael Blomkvist
The home of this Millennium
is situated in a luxury building at the beginning of Bellmansgatan street. His home is a bright 65 m2
attic apartment with spectacular views over the bay of Riddarfjärden, Gamla Stan and the city hall of Stockholm. Blomkvist bought the flat in the 1980s. Although in the book the flat is accessed through the front door of the building, in reality an elevated walkway leads directly to the penultimate floor of the building.
Samirs Gryta (Tavastgatan, 28)
This restaurant is frequented by the journalists of Millennium
Magazine for dinner, often requesting, among other things, their lamb stew. In the last novel of the trilogy, the restaurant also becomes the unexpected scenario of an amazing shoot out.
Milton Security (Södermalmstorg)
One of the concrete, glass and steel buildings of Slussen, gateway to the Södermalm district from Gamla Stan, houses the offices of Milton Security, the company Lisbeth Salander worked for as a freelancer. She was hired by Dragan Armanskij, Executive Director and chief operating officer of the company, when Holger Palmgren, lawyer and earlier guardian of Lisbeth Salander, recommended her. Next to Södermalmstorg square, with its characteristic complicated road system, in Ryssgården, is the City Museum
, which provides Millennium
tours in several languages starting at the house of Mikael Blomkvist at Bellmansgatan 1. Similarly, visitors can pick up a map showing the main sites of the trilogy. .
7-Eleven (Götgatan, 25)
Lisbeth Salander is a regular at the 7-Eleven on Götgatan Street, where you can buy large packages of frozen Billy's Pan Pizza, cartons of Marlboro Light and other supplies.
Home of lawyer Erik Nills Bjurman (Upplandsgatan)
The corrupt lawyer Erik Nills Bjurman had a four bedroom residence on Upplandsgatan street in Odenplan, close to his office in the Vasastaden district. The master bedroom is where he rapes Lisbeth Salander for the second and where she eventually gets her revenge. In The Girl Who Played with Fire
, the walls of this house again witnessed a new macabre and momentous event.
Kvarnen (Tjärhovsgatan, 4)
Kvarnen (Photo www.imagebank.sweden.se - Kvarnen)
This is the bar where the heavy metal band Evil Fingers plays every Tuesday night, the members of which are among the few friends of Lisbeth Salander. Kvarnen
is also where, on the same night, the beginning of the second book takes place; Salander sees Mikael Blomkvist again after a long time as he is having a beer with Dag Svensson and Lisbeth is seen kissing Wu Miriam at the bar. The real place is actually one of the oldest pubs in Stockholm. It is decorated with wooden panelling and tables and their speciality is traditional Swedish food, particularly köttbullar
(meatballs) and surströmming
(herring). Kvarnen is also known for hosting the weekend brunch of the H2O club and is where Hammarby fans gather to watch their team play.
Located in the Kungsholmen district, this is where the journalist Mikael Blomkvist is condemned, in the early pages of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
, to pay 150,000 kronor ($18,000) in compensation for damages to the financier Hans-Erik Wennerström and to serve a three month jail term for defamation.
Home of Mikael Blomkvist House in Sandhamn
Mikael Blomkvist has a second home next to the sea in the most attractive area Sandhamn village, about 30 km east of Stockholm. This is an old 30 m2
fishing shack on a pier that was restored by the journalist. Mikael frequently spends time in this modest and simple home. This is where he ensconces himself to write the book on Hans-Erik Wennerström and where he gets together with several of the female characters in the saga.
Kungsholmen Police Headquarters
This is the police station where inspector Jan Bublanski leads the team of investigators, Sonja Modig, Hans Faste, Cut Svensson Jerker Holmberg, trying to solve the case that the second and third books focus on.
Home of Erika Berger
Erika Berger, partner and lover of Mikael and editor of Millennium
, lives with her husband, Greg Backman, in a villa in Saltsjöbaden, an exclusive residential area on the outskirts of the capital, half an hour away by train. The house, inherited from his parents, and is more than 250 m2
and 11 rooms on two floors. The living room has a bay window overlooking the sea. The house does not become an important stage until the last book..
Mellqvist Kaffebar (Hornsgatan, 78)
This is another of the bars frequented by the characters in the Millennium
trilogy and its door is also the location of the final scene in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
. However, it is much more interesting to know that Mellqvist Kaffebar was one of Stieg Larsson's favourite places. The writer used to go to breakfast some mornings and has said that several pages of his famous work were written at the tables there. The publisher of Expo
magazine, where Larsson was a director, is located the over the coffee house.