James Bond is a different type of traveler than the rest of us, and he’s not exactly the type to bother with boring border paperwork when traveling around the world.
Don’t worry about Covid testing and passenger locator forms for 007, just private jets and a martini or two as you chill in (or out) of a tux with one of your leads.
In No Time to Die, the secret agent’s final appearance on the big screen, which opens at the Royal Albert Hall on September 28, is no different. Here we gather the main locations of the film …
Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux in a scene from No Time to Die, which opens in the UK on September 28
PORT OF KINGSTON, JAMAICA
The Caribbean island has long been a favorite Bond filming location; scenes from Dr No were shot on the island and she even played the role of the fictional San Monique in Live And Let Die. Kingston Harbor also appears in No Time To Die.
Stop for jerk chicken and a chocolate martini (maybe not 007’s taste) at Tracks And Records, the bar and restaurant of sprint legend Usain Bolt.
WHERE TO STAY: Head to the Blue Mountains to stay at sublime Strawberry Hill, opened in the 1990s by Chris Blackwell, the record producer who brought Bob Marley to the world’s attention; doubles from £ 224 B&B (strawberryhillhotel.com).
ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD, NORWAY
The movie sees Bond race the five miles of Atlantic Ocean Road, upstairs, in his classic Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Connecting the island of Averoy to the Norwegian mainland via a group of rugged islands spanned by eight bridges, the five-mile Atlantic Ocean Highway creates a dramatic setting for a car chase involving 007 in his shiny, classic Aston Martin. V8 Vantage. When the foam flies and the wind screams, this is a wild scene.
WHERE TO STAY: On an island off Atlantic Coast Road, the Haholmen Havstuer hotel has a sleek minimalist style and a good seafood restaurant; doubles from £ 208 B&B (classicnorway.no).
NITTEDAL FOREST, NORWAY
The film also features an epic chase across a frozen lake between the villain Lyutsifer Safin (played by Rami Malek) and Madeleine Swann (first seen in Specter, played by Lea Seydoux). This lake is located in a forest on the outskirts of the quiet little town of Nittedal, known for its match factory and lumber industry, about an hour’s drive north of Oslo.
WHERE TO STAY: The Thief is a charming boutique hotel in Oslo with a Bond-friendly cocktail bar; doubles from £ 247 B&B (thethief.com).
The previously abandoned Italian town of Matera, pictured above, is one of many filming locations explored by the Bond team.
A spectacular car chase rumbles through the winding streets of Matera, an intriguing city of ancient caves. There is also a raucous shooting (above)
Another high-energy car chase takes place through the narrow, labyrinthine streets of the southern Italian city of Matera, comprising a cluster of cluttered cave dwellings. Abandoned for decades, the old town is currently enjoying a renaissance (the city was a European Capital of Culture in 2019) with elegant hotels, restored palaces and new restaurants.
WHERE TO STAY: Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is an 18-room hotel within the caves of the city; doubles from £ 147 B&B (sextantio.it).
The ‘beach with the great arch’ on the Italian coast reportedly featured in the new Bond movie
The filming of the new Bond took place on the beach at serene Sapri, near Salerno, on the Italian Amalfi Coast. It is known as the Spiaggia dell’Arcomagno (which means “beach with the great arch”). The vast erosion in the cliff face gives access to a semi-protected cove, a beautiful area to laze around for a day.
WHERE TO STAY: Drive a couple of hours south along the coast road to Positano, where you will find the Hotel Poseidon, a gloriously retro slab of vintage Italy with a huge terrace where you could easily imagine Roger Moore sipping a martini; doubles from £ 245 (hotelposeidonpositano.it).
PUERTO ANTONIO, JAMAICA
Double-oh dear: Port Antonio, Jamaica, where the audience meets 007 at the beginning of No Time To Die
Goldeneye, the former home of Bond creator Ian Fleming, now functions as a luxury resort
A tiny yacht. A remote waterfront cabin. This is where we meet 007 at the beginning of No Time To Die, retired off the coast of Jamaica as a new 007 (played by Lashana Lynch) takes its place. We have to assume that Bond’s retirement won’t last long, but Port Antonio is not a bad place for a secret agent to take care of his days. This is a beautiful old town full of old properties, tumbled vines, and faded glamor.
WHERE TO STAY: Where else to stay but Goldeneye, the former home of Bond creator Ian Fleming, also on the north coast of Jamaica, a two-hour drive from Port Antonio. You can stay in the house that Fleming first built here in 1946; doubles from £ 668 B&B (goldeneye.com).
KALSOY, FAROE ISLANDS
The dramatic cliffs and Kalsoy lighthouse (pictured above) are believed to appear in the ending sequences of No Time To Die.
One of the most remote locations ever used for a Bond movie, Kalsoy, one of the Faroe Islands, is home to just 150 people. It is known as “the flute” because of its slim shape, with 11 valleys and a maze of road tunnels carved out of the rock. Its spectacular cliffs and lighthouse are believed to appear in the ending sequences of No Time To Die.
WHERE TO STAY: There are no hotels in Kalsoy, but the Gjaargardur Guesthouse on the nearby island of Gjogv offers a cozy retreat with simple and cozy rooms; doubles from £ 115 B&B (gjaargardur.fo).
STATE OF ARDVERIKIE, SCOTLAND
A 007 car chase takes place at the Ardverikie Estate (pictured above), which is deep within Kinloch Laggan in the Scottish Highlands.
Another car chase, this one involving a rollover car and Bond being chased by baddies on Range Rovers, takes place on this estate, home to a classic example of Victorian swagger, set deep within Kinloch Laggan in the Scottish Highlands. The public has complete itinerant access to the farm. See ospreys soaring overhead and red deer roaming the landscape.
WHERE TO STAY: The Gatelodge is a comfortable three person cabin with a wood stove and wonderful solitude; from £ 785 a week self-catering (ardverikie.com).
The No Time To Die footage was shot in the Cairngorms National Park, pictured above, in 2019
In 2019, the No Time To Die footage was filmed amid the Scots pines, streams, remote cabins, and eroded mountain peaks of the Cairngorms National Park.
At nearly 2,000 square miles, exploring this territory thoroughly could defeat even 007.
WHERE TO STAY: Scot meets Scandi at Killiehuntly, a 17th-century Danish-owned country house with muted color tones in its four elegant rooms; from £ 435 for dinner, B&B (killiehuntly.scot).
The woods at Swinley Forest Crown Estate were closed for nearly two weeks in 2019 for the filming of Bond.
The forest here was closed for 12 days to shoot Bond, also in 2019, although it was done in secret, no one is quite sure what happened. Buttersteep is part of the Swinley Forest Crown Estate near Bracknell in Berkshire. Amid the Scots pines, here are the remains of attempts to protect the king and country long before the time of 007, namely ‘redoubts’, earthen fortifications used for training before the Napoleonic wars.
WHERE TO STAY: With polo fields, a spa, a cocktail bar and a Michelin-starred restaurant, Coworth Park is a great country getaway; doubles from £ 505 B&B (dorchestercollection.com).
SALISBURY PLAIN, WILTSHIRE
Land Rover with Russian license plates were seen on Salisbury Plain (above) during the filming of No Time To Die
Special effects blasts rang out and Land Rovers with Russian license plates were seen zooming in during filming on Salisbury Plain.
This land is primarily owned by the Ministry of Defense, a vast expanse of rural Wiltshire that is also home to the top-secret Porton Down Science and Technology Laboratory, where biological warfare research takes place – it’s the closest thing to do. real version of SPECTER like UK.
WHERE TO STAY: Bradford-on-Avon is where the flat austerity of the plain gives way to the gentle folds of the Cotswolds. Stay at Timbrell’s Yard, a comfortable modern riverside hotel; doubles from £ 95 B&B (timbrellsyard.com).
Cocktail hour: Craig relives his role as Bond alongside Ana de Armas, who plays Cuban agent Paloma in the new film.