Filming Locations Guide: Where was Mission: Impossible Fallout filmed?

Mission Impossible Fallout Film Location
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Tom Cruise keeps on pushing his limits creating very dangerous stunts for each new installment of Mission: Impossible, the spy action film series. Almost no green screen or special effects are allowed. The veteran star is always performing his own stunts: Cruise learned piloting a helicopter to shoot risky maneuvers with it. The one who jumps out of a plane at high altitude is him. Also he injured himself, delaying the production for some weeks, jumping from a roof in London.

Reprising their roles from previous movies are Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Ving Rhames. The new faces of Mission Impossible 6, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, are Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, and Sian Brooke.

The franchise, based on the old American television series, is a globetrotter. Mission: Impossible - Fallout was filmed on location in Norway, New Zealand, France, UK and the United Arab Emirates. Here are the most relevant filming locations for the Hollywood blockbuster. As usual, we tried to keep spoilers at bay:

Where was Mission Impossible filmed
The world famous landmark of Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock in Lysefjorden, Norway was the setting for the stunning last scene. Not to be confused with Trolltunga, the troll tonge rock where the 2020 Netflix series Ragnarok are set in the town of Edda, Norway.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Max Elman - Map


The chopper chase Location
Most of the scenes involving helicopters were shot in the area of Queenstown, New Zealand. Part of the action occurs in Lake Quill. The lake basin is overflowing into the Sutherland Falls, with a drop of almost 2,000 feet.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Bo Stern - Map


New Zealand scenery
The Impossible crew was also filming in one of New Zealand's South Island most iconic landscapes: Milford Sound. The scenes of the medical camp in Kashmir were also set in Queenstown's area.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Tom - Map


Ethan Hunt agent jumping from a plane
The scene where Cruise jumps from a C-17 military plane -at 25000 feet- was filmed near Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. The country is becoming a popular filming location destination. The Michael Bay action film taking place in the invented nation of Turgistan, 6 Underground was also filmed here.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures


The shoot in Paris
A large part of the movie was filmed in Paris. Locations in the French capital include the Trocadéro Esplanade near the Eiffel Tower, Le Grand Palais (where a party is held), and the Arc de triomphe, that was closed to the traffic for 90 minutes for filming. Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures - Map


Mission Impossible Fallout drehort
During the chase scene the movie shows some more Parisian monuments: the Opera Garnier, the Bercy Bridge (carrying a line of metro), Quai d'Austerlitz ... Ilsa is riding a motorcycle through Galerie de Valois (pictured). Ethan also meets her later nearby in the Jardin du Palais Royal (upper image).
Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures - Map


Motorbike chase with BMW car
The bridge from where Ilsa shoots the car is the crossroads of Rue du Rocher, Rue de Madrid and Rue Portalis in the 8th arrondissement (upper image). In the next scene, the chase continues quite far away from there, in the Boulevard Garibaldi, under an elevated section of the line 6 of the metro (15th arrondissement).
Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures - Bridge Map / Garibaldi Blvd Map


On location in the streets Paris
Ethan runs over Ilsa's motorcycle in the Rue de Valois. The scene pictured below with the truck was filmed at the small Rue des Barres, behind Saint-Gervais church. Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures - Map


Boats tunnel
The sequence with the boats and the underground river was shot at the Canal Saint-Martin. In the picture above, the Austerlitz Viaduct. Before leaving Paris, Ethan meets the White Widow by the Seine, with a splendid view of Notre-Dame cathedral. Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures - Map


Scenes in London with Tom Cruise height=
In London, Mission Impossible 6 was shooting at Tate Modern (image with Cruise on the top of the tower), at St Paul's Cathedral (below), and on Blackfriars Bridge area. During the filming of these scenes, Cruise broke his ankle, halting the production for seven weeks. Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Pennington Street Warehouse location
A less obvious filming location is the underground spot where the team meets, the vaults of the Pennington Street Warehouse (St Katharine's & Wapping area). Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Paul the Archivist - Map

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10 comments

  1. This was great, thanks!

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  2. I'm desperatly trying to find out the street name where Ilsa is standing on the bridge with the sharpshooting rifle and then drives down the stairs on her motorcycle to follow Ethan on the street below. The same bridge and stairs are seen in a scene of "The Dreamers".

    Anyone knows that filming location? Based the scene just before that one it should be in the vicinity of the Trocadero. (I know films usually don't take geography very seriously, but in The Dreamers, the scene before the one at the bridge with the stairs was also at the Trocadero, making me think it might actually be nearby.

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    1. Hey Brandis, I hope you are happy, we found it for you following the lead of an 'église en restauration à Paris' (you can see it at the end of the scene). This way we came across the Saint-Augustin church and your bridge.

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    2. May I ask why it was so desperate?

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  3. Do you know where the underground scenes were filmed? The part where Alec Baldwin was killed.

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    1. A less obvious filming location is the underground spot where the team meets, the vaults of the Pennington Street Warehouse (St Katharine's & Wapping area). Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Paul the Archivist - Map

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  4. what about the place ... a tree line where ethan and ilsa meet???? ... Movie time 1:15:00

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    1. Ethan meets Ilsa later nearby in the Jardin du Palais Royal

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  5. Just watched Fallout for the first time last night, and wondered where the fantastic cliffs were (if real at all!) - thanks so much for the info, and the pics. Great site, very useful, so thanks a lot from the UK.

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