Norway’s wildly popular mountain plateau known as Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) will be closed to the public from November 7-9, when Hollywood is due to take it over for the filming of the next Mission Impossible movie. Access will also be restricted during the next week as crews prepare the area for the filming.
The local municipality with responsibility for Preikestolen has decided to allow 30 helicopter landings in the area while they’re rigging up for the filming. That will include construction of five small buildings and two toilets to house cast and crew including Tom Cruise, who will be filming action scenes on Preikestolen.
Local newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad reported that up to 50 helicopter landings will be allowed during the two days of filming. The helicopters won’t be allowed to land on the mountain plateau itself, to avoid damage to its rocky surface and sheer drops to the fjord below.
The filming was initally scheduled to take place in September, but Cruise injured a foot while in London and the filming had to be delayed.