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Mission: Impossible locations in Norway 2023

It's an impossible mission not to be amazed by the Norwegian fjords.

Tom Cruise seems to agree! He's back in Norway on his 7th Mission, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One, hitting the big screen on July 12th.

And this time, the mission is more challenging than ever before ...


Hellesylt: The epic stunt

Engineers, base jumpers and the movie crew have spent months in Hellesylt close to the Geirangerfjord in Sunnmøre.

This is where Tom Cruise did 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! CRAZY!

Tom Cruise did the stunt himself. He wanted it to be perfect, so he did the incredible stunt six times in one day!

Watch behind the scenes of the stunt.

The movie poster of Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One, display the nature and the stunt from Helsetkopen.

Want to see it yourself? Join 62°NORD Adventures for a guided hiking tour at the Helsetkopen mountain. The hike takes you through parts of the Geirangerfjord UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don't go too close to the edge!

You can also attend a guided e-bike tour through the lush valley of Hellesylt to look up at Helsetkopen from a safe distance. This is where Tom Cruise landed after the epic stunt!


Romsdalen: Dramatic train ride

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.

"My biggest action sequence in this movie was chasing Ethan on top of a moving train in Norway. I had never been on a train before and McQ decided to put me on top of the thing! And that was the first thing I shot in the movie.

The experience was breath-taking, though. After you get over the idea of falling off the top of the train, you get a chance to look up and see these massive mountains on either side of you as you blow past them, going fast."
Greg Tarzan Davies, Actor

In the movie, this striking bridge, Kylling bridge (translates chicken bridge) gets blown up!

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 ...


Valldal: Recreation

Tom Cruise stayed in the charming village of Valldal in Sunnmøre, and commuted to the different surrounding locations from there.

Valldal is known as the adventure valley, with rafting, a climbing park and fjord kayaking.

When in Valldal you should try to abseil down the Zakarias dam in Tafjord. Tom Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt don't do this in the movie, but he sure would if he got the chance.

PS. The age limit is 18 years.


Preikestolen: The cliffhanger

Further south in Fjord 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.


Svalbard: Coming up

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!

About Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One, the director Christopher McQuarrie states:

"This is by far the most dangerous thing we’ve ever attempted. The only thing that scares me more is what we have planned for Mission: Impossible 8."

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