• Posted:Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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Stockholm's Sodermalm tour could be fun

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Stockholm's Sodermalm tour could be fun
It's possible that hostels in Stockholm will soon be inundated with people clamouring for a place to rest their heads, as a new film set in the city is being released in the UK on Friday and, as it's based on a hit literary trilogy, it's likely to see some success at the box office.

The story itself - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - tells the tale of an investigation by a journalist, Mikael Blomkvist and a computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, into the disappearance of a woman and a lot of the action in the movie was filmed on the island of Sodermalm.

Stieg Larsson is the man behind the original novels - known as the Millennium books - and I can think of nothing better than, having been to the cinema to check out the reworking of his chronicles, paying a visit to the region where it was filmed. I always find it fun to try and recognise things that I've seen in movies in the flesh while on my travels - it adds an extra dimension to a place, particularly one that you've been to before and don't quite fancy heading round the museums that you've already been to once.

If you do decide to take my advice and head off on a Millennium tour, you'll be pleased to hear that it won't break the bank either, as the excursions cost around £11, meaning that you'll have a great time and still be in the black.

Once that's done and dusted and you're in search of another activity that's somewhat off the beaten track, hopping aboard one of Stockholm's blue buses could be a good move. According to the Guardian, numbers one, two, three and four will take you on an unofficial tour of the city.

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