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James Bond Faroe Islands scenery

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Is it true that locations in the Faroe Islands will be in the new Agent 007 movie “No Time to Die”? Have the Faroe Islands ever been in a James Bond movie before? Read on to learn everything about James Bond scenes filmed in the Faroe Islands.

Faroe Islands is to become the next James Bond island. The unfathomably scenic archipelago in the heart of the North Atlantic had to be featured in a James Bond movie at some point. Now it is happening, as the upcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die” will feature scenes from the Faroe Islands.

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“No Time To Die” features footage from the Faroe Islands. Scenes have been shot on Kalsoy island. This poster hangs in the only movie theatre in the Faroe Islands situated in the capital Tórshavn.

Shootings for the new film took place during the Faroese autumn 2019. The new James Bond film is the twenty-fifth instalment in the 007 series. “No Time to Die” will stand out as the first ever James Bond movie to include sceneries from the Faroe Islands.

The crew that visited Kalsoy island had special expertise in visual effects. There were no actors involved in the filming.

The awe-inspiring scenery at Kallur Lighthouse.

The scenes filmed on Kalsoy island will be used in the third and final act in the movie. This act features the resolution of the “No Time to Die” story and its subplots. This makes scenes filmed in the Faroe Islands the very climax in the new James Bond movie.

Kallur Lighthouse is one of the most sought-after attractions in the Faroe Islands. There is a limited number of travellers on the island at the same time as you need to take a ferry from the nearby island Borðoy in order to reach Kalsoy island.

The ferry SAM takes less than 100 people and no more than 14-15 cars. The ferry sails between 4 to 8 times per day between the islands Borðoy and Kalsoy. The highest frequency is on Mondays and Fridays with 8 departures and on Sundays there are 4 departures.

The first shot from Kalsoy island filmed for the new James Bond film was made public in this trailer for No Time to Die released on 3 September 2020. The shot from the Faroe Islands can be seen at 1:23 into the trailer. The scenery is from the village Trøllanes with a large animated harbour.

James Bond fans will with guarantee see unbeatable nature scenes from the Faroe Islands in the new James Bond movie. When researching the Faroe Islands as a filming location, the crew could choose many unbelievable attractions to shoot.

Amazing attractions such as the sea arch Drangarnir and the Lake above the Ocean would match 007 perfectly. Both sights are situated on Vágar island and have risen to prominence in recent years.

here are sheer cliffs all along the western coast of Kalsoy island. Photo by Dominic Reardon know as @dom_reardon_photo on Instagram.

But the filming crew picked Kalsoy island as their location in the Faroe Islands. The island is filled with winding roads and several tunnels through unbelievable mountains.

These settings served as the filming location. The unparalleled serenity in nature has most likely put the Faroe Islands on production’s radar.

Kalsoy island listed as filming location

Scenery on Kallurin. Photo by @demirayoralphotography on Instagram.

The film crew filmed the unspoiled scenery around Trøllanes on Kalsoy island in the northern part of the Faroe Islands. Here the team found themselves in extraordinary nature in a deep valley surrounded by high mountains. Nearby they captured the famous Kallur Lighthouse and the spiky summit Nestindar.

There will be aerial shootings from the Faroe Islands in “No Time to Die” done from a helicopter. The team captured lots of amazing nature in the northern part of the remote Kalsoy island.

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The small settlement in the valley is Trøllanes. The highest peak on the island is Nestindar.

On Kalsoy island the filming crew got both vertiginous rock cliffs, untamed shorelines, an epic valley covered in grass, and a spiky mountain top. There are four tunnels on Kalsoy island ranging from 683 metres (0.42 miles) to 2248 metres (1.39 miles).

From Kallurin on the most northernly part of the island, there is a stunning view to the west of the towering sea-stacks Risin & Kellingin. You will also notice a waterfall on the neighbouring island Eysturoy that drops right into the North Atlantic ocean.

The helicopter used for shooting scenes in the 25th James Bond movie. The orange helicopter is here seen on 24 September 2019 in the Faroese capital, Tórshavn, before moved to Kalsoy island.

The weather in the Faroe Islands is unpredictable. This is also the case when visiting Faroe Islands in September. The filming crew had to wait for appropriate weather for shooting the scenic scenes on Kalsoy island after the helicopter used for filming arrived on Kalsoy island on 24 September 2019.

Gear and equipment used for the filming on Kalsoy island was transported from the island again on 2 October 2019 and left the Faroe Islands with the ferry Norrøna departing from Tórshavn the same evening. Norrøna is the only passenger ferry to the Faroe Islands.

​The helicopter used for filming scenes in “No Time to Die”. The helicopter is here seen in Trøllanes on Kalsoy island on 2 October.

The helicopter used for filming also left Kalsoy island on 2 October. Later in the evening the helicopter was sailed from the Faroe Islands with the ferry Norrøna.

How the Faroese nature on Kalsoy island will be used in the movie is still unknown. The 25th James Bond film will star Daniel Craig as the chauvinist spy. When on location “No Time to Die” was titled as James Bond 25 as the crew captured the film locations and scenes that make up the new movie.

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​Kalsoy island where crew was on set for the new James Bond film.

The sceneries from the Faroe Islands will be used in the end of the new movie. This will make the pristine hills on Kalsoy island the very culmination in the movie.

It is said to be likely that the bad guy in “No Time to Die” will hide or live in this northernmost part of Kalsoy island. How epic is that!

Breathtaking views from Kallurin.

What is known for sure is that the unspoiled nature in the Faroe Islands will be the perfect settings for breathtaking pictures for the new James Bond film. “No Time to Die” was planned to be released in April 2020 but has been delayed twice due to Covid-19. The first re-schedule was set on 2 April 2021 but the release was delayed once again to 8 October 2021 due to the pandemic.

How do you imagine the Faroe Islands scenes will be used in the upcoming James Bond motion picture? Are there other locations that you would suggest film crews to shoot in the Faroe Islands in the future?

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