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One of the most amazing trips a fan can take is to the ice fields of Hoth, which in these parts means a journey to Finse in Norway where Lucasfilm set up shop in 1979 to film the outdoor scenes for The Empire Strikes Back. Our trip to Finse 1222 back in 2018 was a memorable one.

The 2020 event takes place on 6th – 8th March 2020 at the Finse 1222 hotel and this year brings a fascinating selection of guest speakers.

Christian Berrum
Was part of the Norwegian Crew unit at Finse during filming.
Christian will be talking about his experiences during the filming in the harsh conditions and how the English crew experienced the Norwegian winter climate.

Peter MacDonald
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: location second unit director.
Peter has worked on a stunning array of projects as well, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Superman, Batman, three first Harry Potter films, The Bourne Ultimatum, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Working out in the snow and the snow storms give Peter some very interesting stories to tell. He will describe the challenges and unpredictability of the weather, and how they made such a big production work in the arctic conditions.

Madelyn Most
Second assistant camera (wo)man in Empire Strikes Back
She will talk about her experience of being the only woman on the crew and the challenges that rose.

Greg Dupre
Second assistant cameraman: Second unit.
This year he will be holding a special presentation.

So start packing your wool socks, your parkas, polish your light sabers and droids, and get ready to join us for the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back, at Finse 1222 Norway, for the Visit Hoth Event, an out of this world experience.

This event is being hosted by the Visit Hoth Group, FINSE 1222 Hotel, and Nordic Film Tourism Association.