Fans of the series can get guided tours of Ystad where the series was filmed, showing them where the characters of the books are based or book a Wallander Break which includes accommodation, dinner and refreshments in well-known Wallander settings from SEK 810 (approximately £68) per person, per night. To book a Wallander tour or break visit www.skane.com.
Also gaining critical acclaim is the Swedish feature film Let the Right One In, a beautifully shot vampire movie set in Stockholm, which is based on the best selling book by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. And the pending release of the first of Stieg Larsson’s ‘Millennium’ trilogy (also set in Stockholm) as an international film and TV series means there has never been so much attention on the Swedish arts.
Set in the artistic neighbourhood of Sodermalm in Stockholm, the international release of the first Millennium trilogy film and TV series will be broadcast later this year. A firm favourite on the best seller lists across Europe and the US, the trilogy tells the story of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. Fans can delve further into Steig Larsson’s world with a guided tour of historical Stockholm taking in the key points of reference from his book, or buy the Millennium map from the city museum and explore the city at their own pace. The new tours run every Saturday at 12 noon in English and cost approximately £8 per person. For more information visit www.stadmuseum.stockholm.se.
Philippa Sutton – Visit Sweden
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