Visit the stunning locations shown in the new «Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One», that hits the big screen on July 12th. The story takes place in Austria, while in reality, many of the most stunning scenes are filmed in Norway.
In the action movie, Tom Cruise performs what's considered one of the biggest stunts in cinema history: a motorcycle jump off the 1246 meter tall Helsetkopen mountain cliff into a base jump! The movie crew spent much time preparing for the stunt that takes place in Hellesylt located in Western Norway close to the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord in Sunnmøre. The largest city in the area is Ålesund.
«This is by far the most dangerous thing we've ever attempted.» – Director Christopher McQuarrie
Tom Cruise did the stunt himself. He wanted it to be perfect, so he did the incredible stunt six times in one day! The movie poster displays Norwegian nature and the epic stunt from Helsetkopen in Hellesylt. Now you can walk in the footsteps of Tom Cruise and join a guided hiking tour to the unparalleled Helsetkopen, or rent a bike down in the valley of Hellesylt to see the mountain from a safe distance.
Another action scene in the film also takes place in Norway. Tom Cruise and co-actor Esai Manuel Morales Jr. fights on the roof of the train on Rauma Railway framed by the dramatic nature in the Northwest. Rauma has been named Europe's most beautiful railway line. In 1 hour and 40 minutes it takes you from the wild mountains surrounding Dombås to the fjord in the mountaineering capital Åndalsnes.
In the movie they blow up the Kylling bridge (translates chicken bridge). But don't worry, it didn't blow up for real – so when you arrive safe and sound in Åndalsnes, you can drive or bike the famous Trollstigen road that connects Åndalsnes with the place where Tom Cruise stayed in between work, the charming village of Valldal in Sunnmøre. He commuted to the different surrounding locations from there.
Valldal is known as the adventure valley, with rafting, a climbing park and fjord kayaking.
Holds on to Norway
This is not the first time the Mission: Impossible film crew enters Norway. Further south in Western Norway you can hike to Preikestolen. This is one of the most iconic tourist spots in Norway, that provided the perfect backdrop for the cliffhanger finale of the former Mission: Impossible – Fallout 6. This time the story was set to India.
Tom Cruise and his action crew never gets tired of Norway's untamed locations. Mission: Impossible 8 is already filming in 2023, and has an Arctic vibe to it.
Mission: Impossible returns to Norway – next time to the polar island of Svalbard!
A very possible mission
But visiting these stunning places is not any impossible mission, it is very doable for everyone!
Check out how you can experience these stunning locations in this article: https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/mission-impossible-locations/
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