Skellig Michael, Ireland
The force awakened on Skellig Michael, the teeny-tiny island off the coast of Ireland where part of Episode VII was shot here in 2014. From the water, the island looks like a mountain gutting out of the Atlantic, with a spiraling staircase trailing down from the top.
La Grande Dune, Nefta, Tunisia
Nefta's sparse, sandy desert in the African nation of Tunisia was used for multiple scenes in the Star Wars saga, as the Dune Sea and the Krayt Dragon Ridge. Nearby is the Chott el Djerid, a dry salt lake whose salt flats were used to shoot the exterior shots of the Lars family home.
Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
The eerily beautiful Phang Nga Bay in Southern Thailand served as the Wookiee homeland of Kashyyk in Episode III, Revenge of the Sith. The lush greens and endless blue water make a perfect setting for a planet that only sees one season.
Hardangerjokulen Glacier & Finse, Norway
Where better to re-create a remote, ice-covered planet than Scandinavia? Finse, Norway, was an obvious choice to serve as the snowy Hoth, the onetime HQ of the Alliance to Restore the Republic's Echo Base, in Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back.
The historical Palace of Caserta, originally built for the Bourbon kings of Naples, is the largest royal residence in the entire world – so it was appropriate for it to act as the interior for the Royal Palace of Naboo, the one-time home to Queen Amidala, in Episode I, The Phantom Menace.
Lake Como, Italy
Perhaps you can find some seriously great pasta on Naboo – Italy's stood in for the planet in Episode II, Attack of the Clones, and Lake Como was featured as the island of Varykino, a retreat house for Padme's family, the Naberries.
Whippendell Wood, Watford, UK
Redwood National and State Parks, California
Yuma Desert, USA
Scenes at the Great Pit of Carkoon on Tatooine, made famous as the site of Jabba the Hutt's execution in Return of the Jedi, were shot at the Yuma Desert, which spreads throughout southern Arizona and California as well as Mexico.
Death Valley, California
On the eastern edge of California is Death Valley, which gets its name for its hot and dry climate – the most severe of its kind in America. It featured prominently in A New Hope (where Obi-Wan meets Luke) as well as Return of the Jedi (where C-3PO and R2-D2 make their way to Jabba's palace).
The small Tunisian city of Matmata is seen in A New Hope as the Tatooine home of Luke Skywalker, and again in Attack of the Clones. And get this: You can actually stay at Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen's house while visiting! In real life, it's the Hotel Sidi Driss.
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