Harry Hole: The Snowman – locations from the hit novel

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

Harry Hole chases a serial killer in and outside Oslo in Jo Nesbø's The Snowman.

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø is the seventh entry in the series about detective Harry Hole.

In the novel from 2007 Harry Hole and his colleague Katrine Bratt investigate a series of disappearance cases. The victims are married mothers, and they have disappeared in late autumn at the first snowfall. They soon find themselves searching for a serial killer who builds a snowman every time he kills.

Throughout the novel we also follow Harry Hole's relationsip with Rakel, with whom he continues to meet even though she has a new boyfriend.

The locations from The Snowman 

The Snowman takes place in Oslo and Bergen. A few places are fictional, but most of them can be found in real life.

Would you like to see where in Oslo the characters live? Or where the Hotel Leon is located? Our interactive map shows you the places from The Snowman

The Snowman by Working Title & Universal

To the movies

The Snowman is the first of the Harry Hole books to be turned into a film. The Snowman will open in October 2017.

The film stars Michael Fassbender as Harry Hole and Rebecca Ferguson as Katrine Bratt, and is directed by Tomas Alfredson.