The 4th of May marks Star Wars Day – an annual celebration of Star Wars when fans of the franchise can proudly announce “May the 4th Be With You” to fellow Rebels and the Empire alike! What’s more, the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga, Solo: A Star Wars Story, is released at the end of the month. Needless to say fans across the country are reaching peak excitement levels, and this year even newbies can’t help but get caught up in the hype!
With Summer just around the corner it’s also the ideal time to start planning a holiday. So, why not combine your love of Star Wars (whether it be long-established, or newly discovered) with your love of travel when planning your next trip? We promise you won’t have to visit a galaxy far, far away to do it – in fact, we’ve scoured Europe for you to find destinations that mirror these famous film locations. So make the jump to lightspeed and enjoy our travel bucket list for any Star Wars fan.
1. Finse, Norway: Hoth
Where better to start than Hoth, the icy planet that first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back? Famous for The Battle of Hoth, this planet sets the snowy scene for Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance to fight against the Imperial soldiers.
Finse in Norway provides a much more serene setting, but with the exact same views; it was actually a filming location for exterior shots of Hoth. The small village leads off to wide-ranging, Arctic-like expanses of fresh snow, glistening in the sunlight. A must if you’re in Norway… especially if you’ve always fancied re-enacting your favourite scenes from Episode V!