Daniel Craig is at it again in No Time to Die, the 25th installment of the James Bond film series. It opens in theaters the first week of October, following over an 18 month delay due to COVID-19.
Past Bond movies have followed 007’s footsteps to all four corners of the world on risky endeavors, and the latest installment doesn't disappont, with filming locations so widespread that shooting is said to have cost in excess of $240 million. Here's some of the places movie goers will see Daniel Craig in his last outing as Bond.
Port Antonia, Jamaica
It’s been disclosed that Bond 25 kicks off at creator Ian Fleming’s once owned GoldenEye property in Jamaica. The movie begins as Bond is enjoying his retirement until he’s called back into secret spy business.
Fans can stay at the famous GoldenEye estate and you don’t have to be a special agent to do so, either. Red Savannah, a luxury travel company that specializes in tailor-made trips around the world actually rents the GoldenEye property in Jamaica. Fleming died in 1964, but all of his furniture remained, so guests who rent it can sit in the chair where he wrote his Bond novels.
Hammersmith Bridge, London
It’s no secret that Bond is British, so filming in his beloved hometown of London is a mainstay in this spy series. Daniel Craig’s final run as James Bond filmed exciting scenes throughout London – including a scene on Hammersmith Bridge, which crosses the River Thames, where Bond meets with M, played now by Ralph Fiennes.
And let’s be honest, Bond is not basic. Throughout the series he stays in opulent hotels and castles, so if you find yourself in London and want a true Bond-style experience, opt for a stay at the Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeriah Living. The hotel concierge can even coordinate a private bespoke James Bond tour for fans in the heart of many filming locations in London. Get ready to let your inner spy out! Post-tour, hit the bar and have a Bond martini… shaken, not stirred.
No Time To Die filmed in the epic one-lane tunnels on the Faroe Islands (an archipelago situated in between Iceland and Norway). Past the one-way tunnels, the islands (18 to be exact) are a majestic set of green rolling hills and a hiker’s paradise. If you find yourself on the island of Kalsoy, everyone will tell you to hike up to Kallur Lighthouse. It’s mostly to see the exquisite panoramas of the Atlantic and the other islands in the distance, but it’s worth every minute of the climb up the rugged cliffs.
Newly opened Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands, located in the capital city of Torshavn will be the first international hotel in the northern archipelago. Boasting uninterrupted sea views, the hotel will be an ideal setting for those seeking extraordinary Bond-esque adventures.
Italy has been one of Bond’s favorite escapes in recent movies. It’s been reported that filming happened in the small southern town of Matera, where a high-speed car chase takes place through the winding streets in the iconic Aston Martin DB5.
Matera is well known for its cave dwellings that are carved into the mountainside – you can even stay in a cave hotel to experience it firsthand. The incredible scenery found in this location has earned it a place on Unesco’s World Heritage List. Exploring this site makes a great adventure for any avid traveler, let alone Bond fans looking to pinpoint where the film’s most iconic scene takes place.
Rumors are out that the movie filmed frozen lake scenes in a small town called Nittedal, just eighteen miles north of Oslo. Additionally, a car chase scene was reportedly filmed on Norway's windy Atlantic Ocean Road. One of the best ways to explore the country, especially as someone with an adventurous mindset, is through an immersive locally led adventure. REI’s Experiences recently released a new trip in Norway, that is a result of years’ worth of scouting and following breathtaking paths interspersed with secluded beaches, granite mountains and colorful villages — much in the way a super spy might travel.
This article was originally published March 3 2020.
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