- Let the Right One In: Set in the outer Stockholm suburbs, Let the Right One In shows us the darkness within these poorer suburbs. Catch the train and visit the apartment blocks.
- We are the Best! Lukas Moodysson’s 80s rock inspired film uses the streets of Stockholm to create that vintage, authentic feel.
- Easy Money: Following the Nordic Noir theme, Easy Money uses the dark underground of Stockholm as the backdrop for the crime thriller.
Filmstaden (Film City) was was a film studio situated in Råsunda, Solna Municipality in Stockholm, Sweden. Built by the main Swedish film producer at the time, Svensk Filmindustri, in 1919–1920, Filmstaden was one of the most modern film studios in Europe. Some 400 movies have been created at Filmstaden. The first movie to be filmed at Filmstaden was The Phantom Carriage by director Victor Sjöström. Practically all Swedish actors and film directors of the 20th century had some connection with Filmstaden. In 1969, Svensk Filminstustri finally left Filmstaden, and the studios were used by small film producers, production of television dramas and the Riksteatern Theatre.
Roy Andersson based his works on the city life of people in Sweden. His studio, Studio 24, is the location and distribution company for his films. While you won’t be able to go inside, it’s worth visiting!
The Millennium Trilogy
The Stieg Larsson – Millennium 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. 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.The tour ends at the Stockholm City Museum where you can check out a Millennium exhibition. If you don’t have time for a drink at Kvarnen or a coffee at Mellqvist on the tour, they are such local favourites, we say go back later and hang out.
If you would rather complete the tour yourself, you can pick up a map of both the Swedish and Amercian locations used in the film (for 40SEK). Just head to the store at the Stockholm City Museum and ask for one.
Head to www.stadsmuseet.stockholm.se/ to book a tour
Key locations include:
Fiskargatan 9 – It is here at this upscale address with a view over Djurgården and Old Town that Lisbeth Salander buys a 21-room apartment. But she lives in only three of the rooms. The name on the door is “V. Kulla,” in a nod to the children’s book character Pippi Longstocking’s house “Villa Villerkulla.”
Bellmansgatan 1 – Mikael Blomkvist’s home address. The apartment is located on the hills of the historic Söder district. Several key scenes are set here.
Mellqvists Kaffebar, Hornsgatan 78 – Mikael Blomkvist’s regular café – and Stieg Larsson’s in real life – is on Södermalm. This is where Stieg Larsson used to hang out when his magazine Expo had its offices on the floor above. Perhaps it was right here that he sat and came up with the plots of the novels?