The coastal village of Fjällbacka and “the Ice Princess”
Fjällbacka is a small coastal village situated 130km north of Gothenburg with a year-round population of just 1,000 people. In summer, the fishing village transforms itself into a lively resort within the skerry-strewn archipelago of the Bohuslän coast. Ingrid Bergman takes a family holiday almost every year in neighbouring Dannholmen, a stone's throw away, but in recent years, sleepy Fjällbacka has come to prominence for quite different reasons: the thrillers written by Läckberg have seen the location become known as a hotbed of fictional crime. With the highest average murder per capita rate in Swedish literature, even ahead of Ystad within the Wallander series, Fjällbacka and its environs are well worth investigating. During their summer holidays, fans of the detective genre can enjoy literary fact-finding tours to the crime spots in Läckberg’s books. Discover the Fjällbacka of Läckberg’s character Erica Falck, who returns to find a community on the brink of tragedy after the death of a friend, in The Ice Princess, and in which children eerily go missing in The Preacher.