Filming a Mission Impossible movie in Norway
Explorer Lounge on Roald Amundsen (sister ship to Fridtjof Nansen) Courtesy Hurtigruten
Filming of a new Mission Impossible movie, was under way in a remote area of Northern Norway earlier this year, but had to be suspended due to the pandemic. The production company has reportedly chartered two of Hurtigruten’s laid up expedition ships (Fridtjof Nansen and Vesteralen) to house cast and production crew. However, there could be a problem as Norwegian unions claim that once moored, the ships are hotels, and thus come under Norwegian domestic laws regarding staff and compensation.
The principal town of the area is Molde, which is called regularly by cruise ships on Norwegian fjord itineraries. This is unlikely to be where the ships would moor, as their capabilities would enable them the anchor close to the filming location, and move around as necessary.