Following the increasing popularity of Scandinavia fiction, West Sweden has its own Stieg Larsson, the top-selling Swedish writer Camilla Läckberg, whose crime fiction tales, including The Ice Princess, are set in her childhood home of Fjällbacka – a fishing village on the west coast. A production company is currently turning the crime novels into feature films and a TV series, called The Fjällbacka Murders, which will be screened around the world, including the UK, and operator, Sunvil Discovery, is offering a new seven-night ‘Archipelago and Culinary Tour’ that takes in Fjällbacka.
The tour includes four nights at the Bryggan Fjällbacka, three nights at the Hotel Royal in Gothenburg, car hire, flights from Heathrow and day trips to The Weather and Koster Islands.
Prices lead in at £1,046 per person. For details call 020-8758 4722 or see www.sunvil.co.uk
A new Läckberg crime fiction tour of Fjällbacka has also been launched, where guests can follow in the footsteps of Camilla Läckberg’s crime fiction characters on a new guided tour. Led by certified guides, the tour shows fans where the characters played out the crime fiction tales including Kungsklyftan gorge. Guests can also learn about Fjällbacka’s history, including the herring fishing period and have the chance to climb Vetteberget Mountain.
Available year-round, the tour lasts one-and-a-half hours and costs 150 SEK (approximately £13) per person.