2. Hardangerjøkulen, Norway

The Empire Strikes Back opens at the rebel base on the planet Hoth. Hoth is probably one of the most recognizable Star Wars locations in the entire series'. The ice planet is where we first see the creepy, two-legged AT-STs and the towering, slow-moving AT-ATs. It's where Luke Skywalker gets captured by the abominable snowman-like Wampa and where Han Solo saves his life by slicing open a tauntaun. Hoth is also based on the very real life Norweigan glacier, Hardangerjokulen.

Hardangerjøkulen glacier peresanz / Getty Images

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